I'm Working On It....

February 26, 2010

I finally tackled a ribbon necklace.  Found a great printed tutorial on a newly-discovered website ~ www.ornamentea.com.  I LoVe this website because they sell truly original charms and the just-right findings for me.  Anyway, I'm following the tutorial they posted entitled "Frayed Ribbon Necklace" and it's in the baby stages until I can figure out exactly what charms and/or beads I want to use.  Right now it looks like this:

Sorry the photos are less than stellar, but don't get me started on THAT......

The necklace is made with silk dupioni ribbon which looks nicely frayed as it wears.  The tutorial used 12 beads, but I'm stumped after 2.  I think I'll add some vintage-inspired charms instead of beads.  I should have it finished by tomorrow and I'll post it for sure.   

The only problem I had with making it is that I found it really hard to close the end bars which hold the ribbon.  These are made of antique brass and I had a really hard time trying to get them totally closed around the ribbon. I used my chain nose pliers as they suggested but it didn't work so well for me....Any suggestions?

Time for a tivo'd "24" with the hubby.  Ciao.

 "Be very careful, then, how you live -- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity."
~ Ephesians 5:15, 16 NIV

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Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy honey, love all those ribbons,made a ribbon dress once upon a time==also made goosedown jackets==the fabric was a trick==I needed to melt all the edges==with a lit candle==it just melted and seared the edge so it would not fray==try it on a small throw- away peice to see if that will help secure the ribbon before the clasping!!be well, lol, M==Phillipians 4:19

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