Our next guest for Me Me Me Month is Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, CSI Project, Knock-Off Decor and Crafterminds (I think that’s all!). She describes herself as a “think-outside-the-box” creator, and as a long-time blogger, there’s a huge amount of inspiration in her archives. Today, she’s sharing a a crafty Me Me Me project. Over to you Beckie:
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.
My original inspiration came from the Halcyon Halo Necklace ($32) from Anthropologie. I loved the aqua ribbon 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. Supplies
2 small lobster claps
2 crimp beads
2 ribbons ends for each color ribbon you make
1/4” grosgrain ribbon
lighter to seal the ribbon
clear crystal beads (mine were Crystal 6 x 9mm Glass Teardrops from Bliss Beads found at Joann Fabrics)
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. 2. Cut two lengths of ribbon. Crimp the ribbon end on one end of ribbon. Do the same with the second length of ribbon. 3. Make two small bows from the ribbon. Singe the ribbon 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. 5. Attach the lobster clasp to the ribbon end on both lengths of ribbon. 6. Now tie the ribbon 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. Enjoy your versatile, interchangeable, adjustable, crystal briolette necklace!
Isn’t that a cute and fun project? Thanks Beckie! Head over to Infarrantly Creative to see what else Beckie has created.