This necklace came about because I didn't like how the plastic crystal beads were looking as I attached them to this ribbon. I had something else in my mind entirely. Playing around with it resulted in my ruffling the ribbon, the same way you would fabric, pulling the basting thread and voila! I made this as a necklace but I think it would make a cool bracelet or headband as well. Since the ribbon ends are just loose, you can do just that and play with it. Fun!
I originally made the necklace in yellow, but liked the green after I took photos for the tutorial.
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Apprx 14" of plastic crystal bead trim
Apprx 40" of 3/8" ribbon
Embroidery floss or thread
Time: 30 minutes
Secure the first bead in the string to the middle of the ribbon. Stitch this approximately three times.
Finished off it should look something like this, but don't cut the thread yet. You want to hide the end and arrange the ribbon a bit so its oriented the right way.
Do this by going through the ribbon again, and then back again through the ruffle. Finish thread off inside the ruffle so it can't be seen. Trim the end on your starting side as well.