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How to Make a Bead and Ribbon Necklace

By: Eva Ferrebee

This awesome jewelry video tutorial shows you how to make some beaded ribbon jewelry. Follow along to learn how to make a bead and ribbon necklace that will have all your friends asking you to make one for them!

How to Make a Bead and Ribbon Necklace
How to Make a Bead and Ribbon Necklace
This image courtesy of Eva Ferrebee

Project Type: Make a Project

Bead Type: Miscellaneous

Time to complete: Under an hour

Bead Technique Used: Strung

Bead Project Type: Necklace

Difficulty Level: Beginner


  • Measuring tape
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • 2 ribbon clasps
  • 2 jump rings
  • Closure of choice
  • Jewelry pliers


  1. Measure ribbon to desired length and cut.
  2. Thread beads in the desired order onto the ribbon (a flexible eye beading needle can be used).
  3. Center the beads on the ribbon and cut the ends of the ribbon to clean edges.
  4. Attach the ribbon clasps to each end of the ribbon.
  5. Using your pliers, open the jump ring and attach to the ribbon clasp and then attach one end of your closure.
  6. Close the jump ring.
  7. Repeat to other side and enjoy!


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Very nice instructions. Short, sweet and very clear. I am going to use it when I teach friends how to make jewelry. Nothing can be easier or cuter. Plus it's fast too and now that I learned about adding glue to the crimp I won't fear it coming apart for them. You can use this exact same method on macrame cords too.


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