Interchangeable Ribbon Necklace

I love versatile jewelry that can go with any outfit.   These simple clear briolette beads can be matched   to go with any outfit simply by changing out the ribbon.

interchangeable ribbon necklace

interchangeable ribbon necklace

My original inspiration came from the Halcyon Halo Necklace ($32) from Anthropologie.   I loved the aqua   with the clear crystals.   But then I took it a step further wondering if I could change out the ribbon and bring some more versatility to it.

halo Supplies:

2 small lobster claps

2 crimp beads

2 ribbons ends for each color ribbon you make

1/4” grosgrain ribbon

jewelry pliers

lighter to seal the ribbon

clear crystal beads (mine were Crystal 6 x 9mm Glass Teardrops from Bliss Beads ($3.99 retail) found at Joann Fabrics)

jewelry wire

scissors

1.   84 beads come on the strand.   That will make two necklaces.   So divided them and restring 42 of the beads onto the beading wire.   Attach a lobster clasp to each end with a crimp bead holding it in place.

interchangeable ribbon necklace

interchangeable ribbon necklace

2.   Cut two lengths of ribbon. Crimp the ribbon with the ribbon end.   Do the same with the second length.

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3.   Make two small bows.   Singe the ends with a lighter in order to seal them so they will not fray.

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4.   Now you can either hot glue the bows in place or slide the ribbon end through the back of the bow.   This extra step adds some feminine flair but also covers up the unsightly silver findings a little.

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You can see by the picture below that you can slide the bow up and down the necklace.   Slide the bow all the way down so it covers the ribbon ends.IMG_0642

5.   Attach the lobster clasp to the ribbon ends on both sides.

interchangeable ribbon necklace

interchangeable ribbon necklace

6.   Now tie tit at the height you want it.   Cut off any extra ribbon and singe the ends so they do not fray.   I like leaving the ribbon long because I think it looks cute hanging in the back.

interchangeable ribbon necklace

Enjoy your versatile, interchangeable, adjustable, crystal briolette necklace!

interchangeable ribbon necklace

interchangeable ribbon necklace

 

 





  • Knit Purl Gurl

    Cute! I'll have to give this project a whirl!

  • O Mom

    Love it!

  • Molly Smith

    Your never ending imaginativeness amazes me!

    I love, LOVE this! Thanks for sharing. hugs xo

  • Jen T

    Totally cute!

  • Maria Gridley

    Thats completely adorable! :)

  • Carmel

    Really sweet necklace, Beckie. Love it!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Lovely!! I like your version a lot. :)

  • Alison @ Stretch My Check

    Oh so pretty! This may be just what I needed for Christmas gifts!

  • Pamela @ Atmosphere ID

    Adorable. I think I may have to try this one. I love the feminine ribbon.

  • devin

    i love this! it is so cute and simple!

  • Lindsay

    what the heck?! Why didn't we make these while I was there?! Totally ca-UUTE!

  • RE LOVED FURNITURE ADDICT

    Love! Will have to try :)

  • KJ@letsgoflyakite

    Oh my!!! this is so gorgeous and versatile.

  • Kami @ Everyday Heaven

    Adorable! I love it and I am totally making one!

  • Oonafey

    Oh, you definitely need to add these to your etsy shop! They are precious.

  • Amy @ Positively Splendid

    Ohhhh – love, love, love!

  • Heidi@TheCraftMonkey

    ok, I LOVE this! And I need to head to hobby lobby NOW to get my beads!

  • Lindy

    That's really cute and looks so do-able!

  • Megan {Honey We’re Home}

    That is so cute!

  • Jennifer

    These are so pretty and ingenious! Found you thru Amanda at Serenity Now.

  • southernscraps

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kari

    This is incredibly cute! I love everything about it – especially that you can coordinate it with your outfit! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • billiemonster

    So clever!

  • JHill

    Very cute! Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  • too Blessed to Stress

    Ok that is soooo cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little bows. just whan I need… ok fine, want… but it's kinda the same, right? :) heehee!

    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  • Julie

    Great idea! I love it!

  • Becky

    ooooh! i love that!

    Becky
    mrsbettierocker.blogspot.com
    Visiting from Strut Your Stuff

  • Coco loves vintage

    Fabulous! Love it :)

  • Kimberlee

    That is very clever! Love the versatility. Visiting from Show Your Stuff.
    ~Kimberlee
    http://www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

  • Bella

    This is so cute, Love it. I really like that it changes, which is perfect, I like multi purpose things. I host a new weekly party, and would be so HAPPY if you checked it out. I love your blog, am totally getting lost in it, so many cute ideas everywhere. I am your happy newest follower. :) Bella

  • Bonnie @ House of Grace

    Sooo pretty!
    Bonnie :)

  • Jane

    Your necklace is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature it at
    http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

    Contact me here if you have a concern.

    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/

  • http://isntshelovie.blogspot.com Christina

    I love this necklace! I’m all about interchangeable pieces (more for the money)! I am looking for the supplies and I can’t seem to find the ribbon ends you used. Any advice?

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Etsy? I know Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby and Michaels have them. Where have you looked?

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  • OhSally

    I really love this! I think it’ll make a fun Christmas gift for my friend!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Hope she loves it! :-)

  • http://www.procuffs.com/ Andrew James

    Great work, perfect wedding gift. :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Glad you like it! :)