Ribbon Bead Necklace
by Melissa Cano
(Fort Hood, TX, USA)
Ribbon Bead Necklaces
A ribbon bead necklace is classy. Read how a beginner jewelry maker made two ribbon and glass pearl bib necklaces with flowers and bows.
Beginning Jewelry Making
This is my first time experimenting with making jewelry. I made this for some friends as part of a 'Something Homemade Trade'. I wanted to make bib necklaces and these glass pearl and ribbon necklaces are what I came up with.
Jewelry Making Beads
The first row of the ribbon and pearl bead necklace has my friends' first initial along with black glass pearl beads. The next row has white glass pearl beads and the last row has black glass pearl beads.
Then, I placed white flowers on one of them to give it a little something more. The other one has black bows so that it's a little different.
The two bead necklaces tie around your neck with a bow made out of black ribbon.
Jewelry Making Challenge
What I needed to overcome was a way to tie the two elements - glass pearls and ribbon - together. That's where the flower and bow accents came in to play.
Beginner Jewelry Making
Since this is my first time at making jewelry I don't know much about the meaning of the beads, but I know that glass beads have been part of trading for many many years.
I hope you like these ribbon and glass pearl bead necklaces. Thank you!