Interchangeable Briolette + Ribbon Necklace


When I saw this tutorial on Infarrantly Creative, I knew I had to try making this little beauty! Briolettes? Ribbon? Jewelry that sparkles? And you say I can make it match my outfit? Ummmm... yes! Where can I sign my life away to get one?


This was super-easy to make - the directions in the original tutorial from Beckie are awesome and I think I pretty much followed them. I got the briolettes, the ribbon clamp beads, and the briolettes for the second necklace from Etsy seller sevenjewelslake (though she's on vacation until 6/10, which I learned when I went to get the correct link for her shop, but I highly recommend her - great service and product).


At first I made the clear briolette string of beads - the main part to wear with everything - and then I made some yellow ribbons to wear with it, then some green and white striped ribbons and so on... it looks like a new necklace every time, I swear! [Ignore the terrible background on the next picture, I just wanted to show you the fancy ribbons!]


I had the little bows on there like Beckie did on hers, but mine kept falling off when I changed the necklace because I didn't glue or sew them on and I actually liked them plain, so I left them like this. Here are some views of the clasp so you can see how some of the magic works...



I liked this necklace so much that I used some of the briolettes from the mixed bag I'd gotten to make a little pink strand and paired that with some fun colored ribbons, which, thanks to my use of stickers in Picnik, helped me realize you could customize it to coincide with awareness ribbon colors or attach them to this little necklace.


The project was pretty inexpensive although I almost never actually buy supplies for a specific project, but the ribbon, string, and jump rings I had on hand and then the ribbon crimp beads were $3 for 25 of them and then the clear briolettes were $2 and the giant bag of mixed briolettes (that the pink ones came from) were $4. Basically, the necklace itself cost about $3 (because I used all of the clear briolettes on that first necklace).... and this is an Anthropologie-inspired necklace so I'm pretty thrilled with the result!

I'll be linking up to some of my favorite conferences, including Hooking up with HOH at House of Hepworths and Workshop Wednesdays at Goodbye city, Hello Suburbs!

24 comments :

  1. Such a cute idea!
    I would love it if you joined my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo, Vanessa

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  2. WOW I love this, your necklaces are so beautiful. I am definitely going to make some of these!! ~Lori

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  3. Love your blog! The necklace is adorable. Super cute:) I am a new follower!!
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  4. I love this! Simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This would definitely support my ribbon addiction! I'm always looking for an excuse to shop the ribbon aisle.

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  6. so pretty love the pink and green one! thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  7. I LOVE your post and Love your blog!

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  8. Oooh super cute! I even have some of those same beads in the first necklace I think I will have to try this out!

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  9. Love it! Definitely going on my list of projects to try out! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  10. Very cool idea!!

    Hop'pin by from 'Handmade Love Thursdays'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

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  11. turned out very cute!! and very versatile, wonderful idea :)

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

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  12. Those are so cool!! Thanks for linking up Mel.
    Cheers!
    Jen

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  13. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you there at the party :)

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  14. I'll sign my life away too! I actually feel like that when I walk into Anthropologie. It's so pricey! Thanks for linking to Workshop Wednesday!

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  15. Yay! You came! Really appreciate you sharing this great post about ribbon necklace with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  16. That is so cute! I'll have a link up tomorrow for a giveaway... I hope you share!

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  17. What a clever idea! I bought a similar necklace with big beads and pink ribbon and I always get many compliments on it :)

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  18. So adorable Mel! What a great idea to be able to interchange the ribbon. It truly looks like a new piece of jewelry with each new ribbon. Thank you for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!

    Heather

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  19. Mel=

    These are gorgeous...you should do a giveaway with these!

    Thanks for linking up at Creative Juice. Hope to see you back tonight!

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  20. Very pretty and neat! Thanks for sharing this at simply creations Friday, hope you come back again!

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  21. hi! your project was featured today and made it to TSWL's finest May 2011 round 1. do grab a featured button and spread the word! ^^)

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