DIY: Bauble and Ribbon Necklace
Jan 25, 2011
I’m not what you would call “crafty.” I don’t knit. I don’t scrapbook. I don’t make anything with my hands. So I tend to shy away from the do-it-yourself fashion tips, but when my co-worker, Virginia, showed me the photo below, I had to share it.
The idea here is pretty simple: Take a bauble bracelet and tie a piece of ribbon to the clasp so that you can wear it as a necklace. It’s hardly rocket science, but it is a lovely way to turn a simple bracelet into a fashion multi-tasker. And it’s also a great way to personalize your wardrobe.
If silk ribbon isn’t for you, you could try raffia, woven cording or leather switches. I’ve chosen a rather neutral vintage bracelet from Ruby Lane, but you could choose a colored bracelet or something with more pizzazz. And the idea is so easy to replicate, that you could easily make a different necklace to wear with any outfit.
Breathing new life into old pieces is the key to a seasonless wardrobe. So if you have a bauble bracelet just sitting in a drawer, buy a piece of ribbon and give this idea a try.