Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ribbon and Chain Necklace

Disclaimer: I've been sick in bed since Tuesday night and today is my first day out of my pj's and housecoat. Hence, the snazy project name, super easy project,  and slightly dazed look in my eyes~


I realized this week that I have waaaaaaaay too much crafting, jewellery making, paper, decoupaging, card making, sewing, and fabric stuff.  So, I'm on a supplies diet and am only allowed to use things I already have, make things I've been meaning to make, and finish projects I started and haven't completed.  I'm not sure how long this will last, but I had these chains just sitting in a jewellery box doing nothing so I decided to make them into something wearable.

Here's what you need for this super easy project:


Materials:
-Ribbon
-Large chain
-Wire cutters, scissors
-Fray check, thread, sewing machine

Steps:
1) Cut your chains to the size you want, taking off any extra hooks or clasps that you don't need.


2) Apply some fray check to the end of your ribbon.  When it's dry, thread it into the last link in each of your chains and fold behind.


3) Simply stitch it down and repeat on the other side.


Cut your ribbon to a length that will sit nicely and allow enough in the back to tie.  You can adjust the necklace so that the ribbon closure is on the side for something a little more precious and whimsical.

Trying to look thoughtful, but really
my energy is just fading fast~

I'm not sure if I like how long it is, to be honest with you.  I might cut the chains in half so that there are four shorter ones instead of just the two.  But I think I'll wait until I'm more myself before I decide.

Have you ever put yourself on a supply diet?  How successful were you?  Leave a comment below, I need all the inspiration and self-control I can get....especially with Boxing Day sales coming up soon!

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6 comments:

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

I like the length! I say leave it long :)

CREATIVE MIND said...

how Nice.. love it :)

Victoria said...

Hi! This is Victoria, from Valencia (Spain). I also vote to keep the length of your necklace but I'd do another change: I'd change the ribbon color and width for a neutral or different color and more than half the width of the one you've sewn. I did it with one of my necklaces and the result was great. Just a suggestion! Love and I hope you get completely well in no time!

brenda said...

wow i was just released from the hospital and was thinking the same thing. im taking baby sets i have to clean a path and start decchunking first . usually daunting.

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

This is too cute! Love the blue ribbon!

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