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.  

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  1. MAB in VA says:

    Love this idea – I have a bracelet at home that I'm going to try this with tonight!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Could you ask readers who do this to send in pics? I'd love to see what others put together!

  3. nacklace says:

    Jewelry is one of the oldest forms of beautification and personal adornment. Nowadays, it is extremely uncommon for anyone to be without a piece of jewelry that they own. From brooches to wedding rings to cuff links, jewelry has become an important part of everyday life and fashion.Here you'll find the Top jewellery websites, gold, diamond, fashion jewellery. light weight,traditional and antique jewellery in gold, diamond and platinum.
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