Thursday, November 29, 2012


On today's edition of "SAW IT. PINNED IT. DID IT." we're talking a look at a simple, yet fun, necklace I had been dying to try! 

I decided to make this little beaute on a whim! I was waiting for the Florida/ Florida State game to start (woo woo GO GATORS!) and when going through stuff in my room, found a baggie of pearls and some ribbon. I only had a thinner ribbon, so once again, this is my own spin on the project!

If you were cool enough to click through the pin, you might have realized there is no tutorial! Luckily, I had made a similar bracelet before, which can be found HERE. That tutorial is a great help. 

My bag of pearls had three different sizes. i didn't have quite enough to do a strand of pearls all the same size, so i organized the beads into piles and they laid them into a pattern that I liked.

As per the tutorial, I folded the ribbon and string the pearl.

I continued this process until I was happy with the desired length. At that point, I knotted off the string to secure the ribbon and pearl strand and left a piece of the ribbon hanging, just like in the picture.

Because my piece of string was long enough, I continued by threading the pearls on in the pattern I had preset.When it came time to add the ribbon back in, I simply left a long piece hanging, and then folded the ribbon, following the same pattern as before. 

I continued the previous step until I was happy with the desired length of the necklace. Unfortunately, my piece of ribbon wasn't quite long enough to tie well, so I knotted on a longer piece of ribbon to be the lie and left a second hanging strand. See! My own interpretation ;)

Voila! Final product! I doesn't look THAT much like the original, but I think that is what I like about it! The emerald is festive for the holiday season and the thin ribbon keeps the necklace from being too much of a statement! Plus, now that I have learned from my mistakes, I could do it again with bigger pearls, thicker ribbon, etc and the necklaces wouldn't be the same!

This was an easy project and would be a fun DIY for a gift for a friend! 

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  1. Well this is incredible. You are quite crafty!!! I love the alternation of the pearl size. Great job!

  2. I love this necklace! You're version is so cute and I love the colored ribbon!

  3. The colored ribbon is a nice addition to this. I have never made my own jewelry before!

    Thank you for linking up with us today!! :)

  4. So fun and perfect for a holiday party!

  5. That is so cute! I also love your new blog design (I am behind!)

  6. Not only do I love the necklace, but I love the color even more. One of my favorites right now. High five for whipping up this beaut!!

  7. This looks so good!! It looks way too advanced for me though hahah love the green!

  8. Adorable! That emerald ribbon will be perfect for the holiday season!


  9. LOVE this! You never want it to look TOO much like the real thing, that takes away the unique aspect of an item. :) Cute blog. New follower!

  10. LOVE IT!
    New to your blog, actually I am you 100th follower :)
    SUCH a cute blog, love it! Excited to follow along!!