DIY: Spring Statement Necklace

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Hi, it’s Amy here from the Style Crush blog with my monthly DIY post. I’m going to show you how to make a Spring statement necklace. It’s called a statement necklace because it is a necklace that makes a statement! I noticed this style of necklace was really popular around the holidays, but this is a fun spring-time version. You can change the look (dress up or dress down) depending on what kinds of beads and ribbon you choose.

You’ll need:
ribbon – approx. 42″ long
beads
small needle
embroidery floss

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Make sure that your needle is small enough to fit through the hole in your beads. Thread your needle with an arms-length of embroidery floss. Knot the end of the floss (I used a double knot to make it extra secure) then cut the tail off, close to the knot.

Cut a piece of ribbon, approximately 42″ long. Measure approximately 18″ from the end of the ribbon and start here. Make 3 little folds of ribbon, accordion style, to create 3 little ruffles.

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Insert the needle through the middle of all 3 ruffles. Make sure that the knot in the embroidery floss ends up on the under-side of the ribbon.

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Now add a bead.

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Make 3 more ruffles, right after the bead. Insert the needle in the middle of the 3 ruffles as you did previously.

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Make 3 more ruffles, right after the bead. Insert the needle in the middle of the 3 ruffles as you did previously.

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Make 3 more ruffles, right after the bead. Insert the needle in the middle of the 3 ruffles as you did previously.

Spring_necklace_DIY8Make sure both ends of ribbon match up and trim as needed. I cut the ends of mine at an angle for a cleaner look. Use a dot of clear fabric glue to secure both knots. Coat the tips of ribbon with clear fabric glue to avoid fraying.
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Tie the necklace in a bow around your neck. Wear it with a bright Spring outfit and enjoy the compliments!
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You can also tie the ends of the ribbon onto some chain to change up the look (see the blue and white necklace below).
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  • Oh, those necklaces are very nice. My daughter is into DIY accessories, and I bet she would love to try this project.

  • The necklace is amazing, I will be trying it soon. Also what nail polish are you wearing? Its the perfect shade of green 😀

  • Hi! Fantastic tutorial, thanks so much! I’ve linked it up to my post here: http://sewgloried.blogspot.com/2011/08/ribbon-jewlery.html

  • This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  • great tutorial..Thanks for sharing with me…you are very creative man. My daughter like it very much. Let me try to make the similar necklace for my little daughter.

  • Lindo.Lindo! Vou fazer o colar de fita verde.
    Obrigada por compartilhar.
    Beijos do Brasil.
    Vera

  • Thanks for sharing! I am a crafter myself and I would love to feature your design at
    http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

    Would this be okay with you?

    Thanks!
    diylessonsassistant
    http://diylessons.org/

  • I love these necklaces. Yours is fantastic. You’re so crafty!! I love to make similar one for my self..Can you help me ?

  • AMY,

    Adorei o seu trabalho, é simples e chique ao mesmo tempo.Vou comprar as contas e tentar …
    obrigado por partilhar.
    Vera Lúcia

    (Brasil)

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  • Hi!

    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    Would you let me know if that’s OK?

    Thanks,

    Nancy Ward

    http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

  • I like that saying, thanks!
    Thanks for posting this. Very nice recap of some of the key points in my talk. I hope you and your readers find it useful! Thanks again

  • Amy, I just love these. I want to make one for my baby girl.

  • I don’t know if my english is good, but to say that, it’s easy : it’s very beautiful.

  • Wow. Very gorgeous necklaces. I just love it.

  • OMGosh I love this! It’s so simple, but looks so amazing! I can’t wait to bust out all my ribbon bits and beads and get going on these 🙂

  • These are SO cute! I’ve been wanting to make a statement necklace but needed some inspiration. I love the ruffles of the ribbon – such a great idea!

  • I love these necklaces! I also like the adorable sparkly, green nail polish the girl is wearing! 🙂

  • Agree with britt -so simple and sweet and can be altered for so many styles. The tutorial is so easy to follow too. Thanks!

  • Wow, thanks so much for all of the sweet comments! I feel loved!

    Kiersten P. – You probably have seen me on Second Saturdays. I look forward to meeting you in person!

    The nail polish I’m wearing is called Sweat P by Hard Candy. They sell it at Walmart.

  • These are cute, thanks for the tutorial. I like the coordinating nail polish too.

  • I shared this with one of my friends, and I’m pretty sure she’s going to make one. I’ll have to let you know if she does! Thanks for the cute tutorial. 🙂

  • Oh so pretty!!! I love the bright colors and the folded ribbons! I love spring 😀

  • so cute, i’ve got to try it when i’m done finals.
    ,bridget, also from Canada!

  • AMY!!!

    What a cute DIY! I love the idea so much that I can’t wait to get out and buy some ribbon now that you’ve given me a new idea to use up my beads :).

    Peace&&Love

    Ashely from O’Canada

  • so pretty! the purple one looks so elegant!I’ll definitely try this as soon as i get time..

    ~chelz♫

  • So cute and I LOVE The blue and white one! Oh, and your fingernails are to die for.

  • I actually realize that Amy lives super close to me, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen her booth at Second Saturday. I’ll be sure to stop by and say hi next time. Beautiful creation 🙂

  • These are so cute and easy. I adore the blue and white one. Thanks Amy!

  • I’m completely in love with the blue and white one with the chain… I think a trip to Hobby Lobby is in my future! xoxo

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  • thanks for this DIY project!! it seems to be easy, i will try to make one!!

  • amy this is fabulous…i’m going to make one right now!!

    thanks for sharing!

  • Absolutely lovely. I am going to make one today! Thanks for the AWESOME DIY! ciao.

  • Another simple but SO effective design!!! It looks as if they belong in stores!!!!

    Thanks a bunch!!

  • LOVEEEE THIS IDEA! Thank u Amy, its so great I´m going to try it for sure =)

  • love the spring version! thanks can’t wait to try this! i have so much ribbon and plenty of beads… yay!

  • holy snap those are adorable.
    I can’t wait to make one! :]
    XO.

  • Thanks Amy <3 I especially love the blue/white and chain. The bow is perfect!

  • OMG, I just love these necklaces!! Thank you Elsie for the DIY, this is one I must make!! Lovesssss!!!!

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