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Monday, September 19, 2011

Ribbon and Drop Pearl Necklace Knock-Off

A couple of weeks ago I was browsing the Pinterest app and found an outfit that featured the Lanvin Ribbon and Drop Pearl Necklace. The stunning color caught my eye so I looked it up and figured I would give making it a try. (Of course it could be made in any color.) Above is my version, below, the original.


Chain in desired length
Head pins
Pearl beads
Fabric- synthetic that can melt such as a poly satin or organza. You could also use ribbon for a more uniform look and then skip the melting step.

Begin by cutting the chain to your desired length. (Mine is about 19 in)

Put a pearl on a headpin.

Use round-nose pliers to curve the top of the pin.

Attach it to the necklace and trim off extra wire. I find it easiest to start in the center of the chain and work outwards.

Continue these steps until you have the number of desired pearls. After the center pearl, I attached mine in pairs.

Next, cut strips of fabric about 1.5 inches wide (unless you want yours wider or skinnier).

Round the edges.

Melt the edges with a candle to prevent fraying (although the original has some fraying.)

It should look like this.

Now tie the fabric around the necklace. Again, I started with the middle...

...and worked my way up the sides.

Attach the clasp and all done!

I can't wait to wear it!

Let me know if you make one. Have fun!

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