What I Used:
- Stringing material
- Jump rings large enough to fit the ribbon
- Crimp beads
1. Plan out your design by laying it out
I love this little design board - so handy! I think mine was only $1.50 and you should be able to find it at any jewelry supply or craft store.
After playing around with it, I decided to forgo the all-around double pearl strand for an asymmetrical look. Does this look off (below)?
2. String it as planned above and loop your stringing material onto a jump ring. Secure with a crimp bead. Do this for each side.
3. Knot a ribbon to each jump ring. Add a small dollop of glue to ensure your knot doesn't unravel.
4. I trimmed my ribbon ends at an angle and then sealed the ends with Fray Check. Clear nail polish will also work.
5. You're finished! I love ribbons closures because they allow you to customize the length as you please.
Long option for wearing
Stay tuned for part 2 next week and a Black Friday recap later this week :)
Hope everyone in the US had a wonderful holiday weekend! I ate SO much. What did you eat - traditional turkey or something else?
We went out for pho & banh mi for lunch and then stayed home for hot pot. Yum!