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


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.



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


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.


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



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  1. Knit Purl Gurl says:

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

  2. Love it!

  3. Molly Smith says:

    Your never ending imaginativeness amazes me!

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

  4. Totally cute!

  5. Maria Gridley says:

    Thats completely adorable! 🙂

  6. Really sweet necklace, Beckie. Love it!

  7. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Lovely!! I like your version a lot. 🙂

  8. Alison @ Stretch My Check says:

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

  9. Pamela @ Atmosphere ID says:

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

  10. i love this! it is so cute and simple!

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


    Love! Will have to try 🙂

  13. KJ@letsgoflyakite says:

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

  14. Kami @ Everyday Heaven says:

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

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

  16. Amy @ Positively Splendid says:

    Ohhhh – love, love, love!

  17. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:

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

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

  19. Megan {Honey We're Home} says:

    That is so cute!

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

  21. southernscraps says:

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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

  23. billiemonster says:

    So clever!

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

  25. too Blessed to Stress says:

    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"

  26. Great idea! I love it!

  27. ooooh! i love that!

    Visiting from Strut Your Stuff

  28. Coco loves vintage says:

    Fabulous! Love it 🙂

  29. That is very clever! Love the versatility. Visiting from Show Your Stuff.

  30. 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

  31. Bonnie @ House of Grace says:

    Sooo pretty!
    Bonnie 🙂

  32. Your necklace is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature it at

    Contact me here if you have a concern.


  33. 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?

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

  35. Great work, perfect wedding gift. 🙂


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