Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Try It Tuesday: Pearl and Ribbon Bracelet
This is a bracelet that I just made a friend this weekend. I am giving it to her today as well, so you may be seeing this post before she gets the present from me. I made it to go with these Elegant Snowman Earrings (the solid white ones) that I made. She had mentioned she was thinking of wearing the earrings with a navy dress, which is why I chose the navy ribbon.
At the back you can see the toggle clasp that I used on the bracelet.
So, the instructions are easy, but making it is a little putzy if you are doing the double ribbon like I did. If you just do a single ribbon it will be much easier and quicker, but if you do the double like I did you want to keep the thin ribbon in the center of the thicker ribbon.
I threaded my wire on a needle so that I could "sew" through the pearls and ribbons. I started by first putting it through the ribbon then through the pearl. Then wrap your ribbon half way around and thread your wire through it then through a new pearl and again half way that pearl on the opposite side so that you are weaving the ribbon between the pearls.
Keep adding pearls and looping the ribbon over half until you have created your desired length. Then attach your clasp; I used a toggle clasp. The picture below shows you what it looks like before attaching your clasp.