- How to Make a Pearl and Ribbon Bracelet
- What Do You Need For A DIY Ribbon And Pearl Bracelet?
- What Can You Do With A DIY Pearl Bracelet?
- What Other DIY Jewelry Can You Make?
- How To Make A Pearl And Ribbon Bracelet
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How to Make a Pearl and Ribbon Bracelet
I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with jewelry! Honestly, I have so much that I had to recently purchase a new jewelry wardrobe just to hold it all! One of my favorite jewelry pieces is bracelets.
And, I’m very excited to show you how to make this gorgeous ribbon and pearl bracelet for your own jewelry wardrobe. I got the idea from Cheryl over on That’s What Che Said. She made this a few years ago, and I’ve been dying to try it myself. I’m so glad that I finally did!
What Do You Need For A DIY Ribbon And Pearl Bracelet?
You don’t need much, honestly. I found these pearls at my local hobby shop, but you can get them at most Walmart locations and online, as well. And, you don’t need any fancy jewelry making supplies to create these gorgeous DIY pearl bracelets.
What Can You Do With A DIY Pearl Bracelet?
I made a few of these to give out for Mother’s Day this year, but you could certainly do them for other holidays or birthdays. Or, just make them for yourself!
You could change the ribbon color to red for Christmas or Valentine’s Day, or use pastel colors for spring. This is a simple craft that gives you loads of gift options.
What Other DIY Jewelry Can You Make?
Did I mention how much I love jewelry? I really do, and my dresser shows it. I have so many pieces that I have made over the years. I’ve shown you these 25 boho jewelry ideas that you can DIY.
I’ve also got a great collection of DIY summer jewelry and even a decorative DIY jewelry organizer. Listen, if you love jewelry as much as I do, then making your own is a great way to save some money and get an amazing jewelry wardrobe at the same time!
How To Make A Pearl And Ribbon Bracelet
I absolutely adore this gorgeous pearl and ribbon bracelet, and you can make one for yourself in just a few minutes. This is the easiest DIY bracelet I have seen, and it makes a beautiful gift for any special occasion.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Estimated Cost $3
- Satin Ribbon
- First, gather together all of your supplies. You will start by wrapping the ribbon around your arm so that you can measure how much you need.
- Be sure to leave it a bit longer than what you actually need to go around your arm to allow for tying it off at the end, as well as the folding in between your pearls.
- Work up just a bit from the end of the ribbon before you begin adding the pearls. Remember, you need to be able to tie this off so your pearls will need to be a ways up from both ends.
- Thread your needle and start by placing one pearl on the ribbon and folding the ribbon around it just a bit.
- Sew by pushing the needle through the ribbon and the pearl, coming out on the other side of the ribbon.
- Repeat this process, remembering to fold the ribbon just a bit around each pearl.
- You are finished with this step when your bracelet is the length that you want it to be.
- Make sure to knot your thread when you sew in the last pearl so that it doesn’t come unraveled.
- Now, tie the two ends of the ribbon together, making sure that you secure the knot pretty well. You can tie it so that it slips onto your wrist or just tie it on your wrist each time you wear it; whatever works best for you.
- Now put on that gorgeous bracelet and show it off! Your finished DIY pearl bracelet should look something this:
What’s your favorite DIY jewelry piece in your wardrobe?
Handmade Necklaces to Make and Give
Turn tiny treasures, trinkets, and trims into handcrafted jewelry that's much more than the sum of its parts—pearls, shimmery lariats, molded clay, and so much more.
You can learn a lot about an individual by their choice of jewelry. Do they big beads? Delicate chains? Ribbons? Frills and trims? Minimalist-minded pendants? The only question left to answer is, “What kind of statement would you make?”
We've reimagined the charm bracelet as a necklace with new combinations of chains, ribbons, and jump rings, all found at crafts and bead shops. Here, we mixed assorted chains with one another, as well as with sturdy ribbons and braided embroidery floss that withstand wear.
Delicately detailed and alive with seasonal sparkle, our handmade necklaces are simple to construct without any special jewelry tools. Raid your sewing box, button jar, and junk drawer. Stock up on store-bought sequins, beads, and baubles. All the delightful notions you come across can be turned into jewelry.
When selecting your specimens, look for a range of sizes and styles, but make sure everything is lightweight. Beads and the thin ribbon or silk beading cord on which to string them come in just about any color imaginable, so you can tailor each piece as you please.
It takes only a few steps and some ordinary materials such as fabric, ribbons, paint, string, and glue to create a bunch of charming trinkets. Simply pile it all on in a crazy cluster of color and texture.
Put your personal touch on all kinds of accessories, and they'll really stand out. Your version may look nothing this one—and that's what will make it one-of-a-kind beautiful.
Get the Pearl Lariat Necklace How-To
Combine suede and leather with glossy pearl beads. You can make two lariat styles with our sliding-knot techniques: one with two beads trailing down from the knot (left), and another with beads above and below it. The only challenge is deciding what pretty materials to pair.
Get the Clay Necklaces How-To
These clay necklaces can be made in two variations, create a half-moon pendant or a tube pendant. Use clay to make the pendants and once you're done just bake them in the oven to reveal the finished product.
A quick dye gives unfinished beads a beachy, weathered look. These monochromatic necklaces, strung on leather cord, can be worn solo or piled on for effect. String wooden beads onto leather cord to determine how many to dye. Transfer beads onto floral wire.
In a nonreactive bowl, mix eight cups boiling water with dye. Bend wire ends upward. Wearing rubber gloves, submerge beads for two to six minutes, agitating gently. Let dry overnight on paper towels. To seal beads (optional), spray with polyurethane, following manufacturer's directions; let dry.
Restring beads on leather cord; knot and trim the ends.
Shop Now: Rit All-Purpose Dye, in Yellow, Teal, Taupe Evening Blue, Denim Blue, $4.79, michaels.com; Bead Landing Natural Wooden Round Beads, 1/2″, $4 for 20, michaels.com.
Plastic lanyard (or lacing) in neon colors stands out against the natural neutrals of wood and leather. To make the center necklaces, cut two pieces of lanyard about twice the length of the desired finished product. Slide a bead over both pieces to just off center; leave at least a 12-inch tail.
Loop the ends of both pieces back over the bead and thread through again (creating a backstitch). Repeat with all beads; finish with another tail at least 12 inches long. Secure around neck with a double knot. To make the necklace on the right, cut enough pieces to desired length to fill hole in bead.
Thread all pieces through the holes of each bead, spacing as desired (the tight fit will hold the beads in place).
Shop Now: RexDuo Plastic Lacing, $3.49 for 100 yd., pepperell.com; Woodworks Ltd. Unfinished Wood Beads, 3/4″ Round, $8.75 for 100, craftparts.com; Woodworks Ltd. Unfinished Wood Beads 1″ Oval, $9.50 for 100; craftparts.com.
Metallic ribbon and silvery bugle beads echo pearls' luster with a subtle sheen. If a few bugle beads come loose from the ties, don't fret. They can easily be replaced.
Generously apply glue to one side of the end of one of the twill tapes (you will need two 12-inch pieces), and begin to press bugle beads into rows on the glue. Continue working until about six inches of the twill tape are covered in bugle beads; repeat on the other twill tape; let dry.
Attach a length of twill tape about four inches up from each end of the ribbon by knotting it to the ribbon. Glue two pearls at each knot, one on each side. Using thread and a beading needle, stitch pearls in place. Then create a cluster to cover each knot with a mix of about a dozen additional pearls and beads.
Working between the knots at about four-inch intervals along the metallic ribbon, glue pairs of pearls to either side, and add five or six additional beads and sequins at each pearl point to make smaller clusters.
Shop Now: Beacon Magna-Tac Glue, $12, beaconadhesives.com; Purl Soho Linen Twill with Cream Edging, from $3.75, purlsoho.com; John James Beading Needle, $3, joann.com.
Dupioni silk in sherbet shades has a lovely luster. When you tear the fabric into strips, it frays, giving the braids a soft, fringed look. Rip dupioni silk into one-inch-wide strips; 1/2 yard makes three necklaces. Knot ends of three strips, and braid.
When you get to the end, hand-stitch additional fabric strips onto the first three (stagger the new additions if possible to disguise the seams). Continue braiding to the desired length (our necklaces are as long as 60 inches), and knot.
Knot ends together to make a loop.
Shop Now: Bungalow Quilting Dupioni Silk, in Gold, $18.24 per 1/2 yd., etsy.com.
A single strand of beads is enough for a necklace, thanks to satin ribbons. The beads are strung onto silk cord that comes with a needle on one end for easy threading. Cut two one-yard lengths of ribbon. Unwind the silk cord fully from its spool. Thread one bead onto cord, sliding it down and leaving a five-inch tail.
Attach ribbon: Holding bead on tail, use cord to tie a secure double knot at midpoint of one ribbon. Secure bead: Pull the needle back through the first bead. Knot tail and needle ends together next to the second bead; trim tail. Thread second bead; knot cord next to bead. Repeat to add remaining beads. After last knot, use cord to tie a secure double knot at midpoint of second ribbon.
Pull needle back through last bead, and tie a knot around existing cord; trim end.
Shop Now: MJ Trimming French Double Faced Satin Ribbon, 1″, $3 per yd., mjtrim.com.
Here, the basic stringing technique is adapted to create interlinking loops. Make the center piece: Cut an 18-inch length of nylon-coated beading wire. String 12 beads onto the middle of wire, and thread the opposite end through the last bead to make the bottom circle. For the middle circle, string five beads onto each end.
Add one more, and thread opposite end through it. For the top circle, string 5 beads onto each end. Add one more bead and a metal crimp, and thread opposite end through each. Close crimp with needlenose pliers; trim ends. Make the right piece: Cut a 55-inch length of wire.
String seven beads onto the middle of wire, then loop in far-right bead of center piece’s middle circle. Add three more beads to left end, and thread opposite end through last bead to make bottom circle. For second circle, add five beads to right end. Add two beads to left end, then loop in far-right bead of top-center circle.
Add three more beads to left end, and thread opposite end through last bead. For third circle, thread five beads onto each end. Add one more, and thread opposite end through it. Repeat to add more circles to reach nape of neck, and close final circle with a crimp. Make the left piece: Follow steps above.
On the final circle, loop in a bead from right piece's last circle as the 12th bead, and close with a crimp.
Shop Now: Woodworks Ltd. Unfinished Wood Beads, 3/8″ Round, $2.30 for 100, craftparts.com
Treat your sisters and girlfriends (and yourself) to jewelry that shimmers with style. Start with a handful of inexpensive costume pieces—brooches and earrings with openwork designs—and give them a new-old coppery patina using spray paint. Then link them together (using jump rings—metal rings that open and close—and pliers) and add pretty pink ribbon.
Shop Now: Kyezi Silver Crystal Brooches, $24 for 32, etsy.com.
The carefree cool look of this anything-goes necklace extends to how you wear it. Tie the bow in the back or off to the side for a funkier finish. For the backing, print the two crescent templates. Use the larger template to cut a crescent of lightweight linen. Use smaller template to cut a crescent of heavyweight linen.
Starting with bigger items, arrange embellishments as desired on the smaller linen crescent. When pleased with the placement, take photos to record the sequence. With the photos as a guide, use beading needle to stitch the larger pieces in place on the fabric. Next, layer in the smaller pieces, filling in crevices.
When all elements are stitched on, glue one ribbon to the back of each end of the fabric for ties. Glue plain, larger linen crescent to the adorned one as a backing. Let dry. Secure the base of the ribbon ties with a few stitches.
Place completed piece, backing-side down, on a scratch-proof surface; use sewing needle to gently fray the edges of both fabrics for a softly fringed effect.
Shop Now: Gray Lines Linen Lightweight Linen, $20 per yd., graylinelinen.com.
Wearing beach finds as jewelry gives you custom accessories reminiscent of summer. To make a pendant, choose a good-size shell, the mussel shown, left; drill a hole in it with a craft drill. Place a sponge in a shallow container.
Fill it with enough water to just cover the sponge. (The water will keep the drill from overheating and the shell from cracking.) Set a shell on the sponge, top-side down, and hold securely with your fingers.
Keeping edges barely submerged, slowly drill through shell.
Shop Now: Sea Treasure Box Mussel Shells, $8.14 for 30, etsy.com; Dremel Micro 8-Volt MAX Variable Speed Cordless Rotary Tool Kit, $69, homedepot.com. Eurotool Diamond-Coated Twist Drill Bit (#56), $7, metalliferous.com.
Remember how proud you felt handing Mom macaroni jewelry back in the day? Our two-tone necklaces are made with the same amount of love but produce a more refined result—and they might be even easier to craft.
Buy two strands of stones or glass beads, a package of crimp beads, and two tassels on rings. Thread the strands through a crimp bead, one tassel ring, and then back through the crimp bead. Flatten with pliers to secure.
Repeat on the other end with the second tassel.
Shop Now: Taiwanese Pink Ombre Cheesewood Beads, 6mm, $4 for 16″ strand, firemountaingems.com; Bead Center Tassels, in Coral Red and Black, inquire for pricing, beadcenterny.com.
Iron-on appliqué, originally used for embellishing clothing, takes on new life when strung from metallic cord or ribbon. Choose your embroidered iron-on trim, which typically comes on a roll and is purchased by the yard. Use a pair of detail scissors to carefully cut into the trim.
On a flat surface, piece together your desired design. For the most durable necklaces, make sure the appliqué pieces overlap one another. On another flat surface, lay out a piece of fabric, cut slightly larger than the design.
(The fabric layer will back your appliqué and ensure that your necklace is sturdy.) Cut a piece of cord or ribbon to the desired necklace length. Drape it on the fabric. Transfer the design onto the fabric, sandwiching the cord. Iron all layers to seal; let cool.
Use detail scissors to cut away any excess fabric. Trim the ribbon to the desired length, and knot the loose ends to finish.
Shop Now: Pacific Trimming Leaves Embroidery Iron-on Trim, 2 3/4″, in Orange, $8, pacifictrimming.com.
A seashell pendant makes a lovely natural backing for landscape photos. The images take on a dreamy, painterly quality when printed on decal film and smoothed onto the shells.
(These super-thin clear printable decals come on a paper backing. Give them a coat of clear varnish, then soak them briefly in water—they will slide off the backing, ready to be applied.
) Thread them with leather cord for necklaces that are far more stylish than your average seaside souvenir.
Shop Now: Papilio Clear Water-Slide Decal Paper, 8 1/2″ by 11″, $17 for 20 sheets, duradecal.com; Krylon Kamar Varnish, $6, dickblick.com.
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How to Make a Pearl Bracelet
All my life, I’ve always been a huge accessories enthusiast. Even when I was a little kid, I could usually be found wearing more accessories than the average person, adorning my wrists especially.
Bracelets are just my favourite thing! While I do tend to buy myself bracelets whenever I can afford to and find ones I , I actually usually prefer to make them myself.
it gives me a lot more satisfaction and makes me much happier in showing them off!
That’s why I decided to try a new technique in making myself a metallic pearled bracelet when I realized I didn’t have one in the style I wanted to match an outfit! Here are the steps I followed to make myself a new piece (or you can follow the video tutorial I also included at the end of this post).
Gather your materials and cut yourself a length of ribbon that is long enough to wrap around your wrist entirely at least three times.
This will give you enough slack to work with and then some, ensuring that you have the ribbon space to create your whole bracelet and still have length for tying it on at the end. Thread your needle.
Then, at one end, move about five inches in from the end and fold the ribbon in half at that point.
Put your needle through both layers so the tip sticks out, but not so far that the whole needle goes through entirely. You want to put it through just enough that the whole width of the beads you’re using will fit on, but not so much that the ribbon fold you just made slides back onto the thread.
Place your bead on the length of needle that is stick through the ribbon.
You’ll still avoid pulling the needle all the way through; instead, loosely pull the longer section of the ribbon you’re working towards upwards, make another fold your first one, and put the same tip of your needle through both layers of that piece as well. You don’t have to pull it super tightly, as you don’t want the piece to buckle.
Once your second bent layer of ribbon is sitting around the pearled bead and up on the tip of the needle, you can finally pull the needle all the way through.
Even here, however, you only want to pull it out to its eye, rather than pulling all the thread you laced it with through so that the needle is far away from your beads and loops and has too much slack.
Doing so won’t ruin anything, but it is a little harder to manipulate as you work.
Put another bead on the tip of your needle so it sits against your second ribbon loop, and then pull more ribbon up and make a third fold to hook onto the tip of your needle.
Place a third bead on your needle and repeat the fold process, pulling and pushing your needle through just enough to keep everything lined up and easy for working with as you go.
Repeat the process until you’ve got enough beads with ribbon folds in between them to cover the whole back side of your wrist (or however much of your wrist you please).
Once you’ve got as many repeats as you please, pull your needle and spare thread all the way through. Tie a knot in the thread, nice and flush against your last ribbon fold but not so tightly that the beads in the centre ripple. Cut the excess thread.
Put the bracelet on by tying the ribbon ends in a bow on the under side of your wrist. Feel free to trim your ends a little shorter if you need to, in case you left a little too much excess and you don’t want the ends hanging down too far and trailing in your food and so on throughout the day.
You now have a finished bracelet! I think this is the kind of project that will look fantastic with just about any colour of ribbon or finish of bead combination. Feel free to also play with how many bead and fold repeats you do! I have also made versions of this bracelet that have enough beads to encircle my whole wrist, rather than just covering the top.
Just in case you’d to try it for yourself, here is a detailed tutorial video!
DIY Pearl and Ribbon Bracelet
I know it’s been a while since my last post, and I apologize!
I recently completed this fun DIY project that I found on Pinterest. I love how versatile this project can be. You can make a bracelet or a necklace or whatever you fancy.
You can also use whatever color ribbon you have on hand or choose, and I also found a couple of different shades of pearls that I am eager to try next! I think this is so fun because it creates a very classy statement piece, but it’s very customizable and affordable.
For the same price as buying a completed bracelet, you can have the materials to make several. I hope you enjoy!
This is all I needed for the project, plus a pair of scissors