DIY Crystal Necklace with Green Grosgrain Ribbon

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This Reader Request Maeg-it Yourself was inspired by and made for Kaitlyn who submitted the Amanda Pearl Vintage Crystal & Grosgrain Necklace $298.00 {as seen above}. Thank you Kaitlyn, and Congrats! I hope you like it… Email your whereabouts to lovemaegan@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you asap.

And for the rest of you …a pretty and simple DIY.

Here’s What You’ll Need…

DIY Crystal and Ribbon Necklace

* Crystals {I like the plastic ones, they’re safer but you can find real/glass/vintage crystals in this shape at flea markets, specifically, if you’re in LA, the Rose Bowl} …I had a few left over from My Prada Inspired Chandelier Necklace so I’m using more rectangular cuts than the octagonal shapes of the original necklace. I think any will work though, as long as they get the point across. {you may also want to know that these crystals hung at our wedding reception in 2006 ;}
* Grosgrain ribbon {I went with a brighter Kelly green rather than a Chartreuse, so fresh for Spring!}
* Needle/Thread/Scissors {didn’t actually use the thread but thought I would need it to hold the knots in place}
* Chain/Jump Links …if your crystals are not attached to a chain.

Steps…

DIY Crystal and Ribbon Necklace

* Using your crystals {or a necklace you may already have} create a row that measures from left to right collar bone, with a nice drape {about 12″ usually works}.

DIY Crystal and Ribbon Necklace

* Using enough ribbon to give you the option of wearing it short or long, cut and loop through as shown. You will have to loosen it and pull it over your neck, then tighten and tie.

* If you like, you can leave your necklace like this. It’s a nice {and easy} option as well.

DIY Crystal and Ribbon Necklace

* Cut 10-12 strips about 4-1/2″ long {you will trim them down later}

DIY Crystal and Ribbon Necklace

* If using a regular/thinner chain, you can simply tie a double knot to create this affect. Since my ring is larger, I disguised it by …1. Sliding the ribbon through. 2. Looping the ribbon around/under/then up through the middle.

DIY Crystal and Ribbon Necklace

* …then tying a double knot. Trim the edges with a nice angle. Give the ends a vintage look by rubbing them with your fingers

DIY Crystal and Ribbon Necklace 2

* Finish off the end loops {where the neck/ribbon/closure is} by

1. Sliding the ribbon through and folding over.
2. Looping the two layers around and through again.

DIY Crystal Ribbon Necklace

* Push ends down through loop creating a tie of sorts and tighten.

DIY Crystal Ribbon Necklace

* Trim the ends on an angle and roughen up with your fingers.

 

And… Voila!

DIY Crystal Ribbon Necklace

DIY Crystal Ribbon Necklace for St. Patrick's Day

DIY Crystal Ribbon Necklace

DIY Crystal Ribbon Necklace

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, don’t you think!?!

Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

25 Comments

  • Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    Well done girl! I’d wear it in a heartbeat! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

  • Cristina @FUJI FILES

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    Gorgeous! This is so fresh and young. I actually like it better than the inspiration!

    xx Cristina

  • AlbeeLucky

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    Very pretty. Totally inspired to try it myself. Thanks for the tutorial :)
    - AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

  • Kaitlyn

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    WOOHOO, I’m so excited you chose my MIY! I can’t wait to get it. Thank you Maegan! Keep up the creativity…you inspire me.

    Kaitlyn

  • Schnelle Couture

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    great dupe and very creative. I actually like your version better!

  • JulieR

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    I LOVE how you reuse things! I think it makes it even more special that the crystals were used at your wedding reception.

  • Gwen

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    So fun!!! I could totally see this with black ribbon over a white sweater too. :)

  • ...love Maegan

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    Yes Gwen! You could use any ribbon color …and even switch it up per outfit :)

  • Craftmaker

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    So cute! Perfect for the spring! I think it would look nice in bright pink too.

  • Lucky Designs

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    This is too cute. Perfect for spring!

  • Behind the Lashes

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    Gorgeous Maegan! Love it!

  • Jac

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like the original. What a great and easy piece to add some fun color to your wardrobe.

  • sandra

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    if you don’t want the tips to continue fraying, burn them with a lighter. (i guess it would work best on darker ribbon, just what i would do so you don’t have little bits coming off.)

  • Marissa

    February 22, 2011 | Reply

    Look at you being all crafty! It’s gorgeous, and I’d wear it in a heartbeat.

  • modanista junkie

    February 23, 2011 | Reply

    So pretty. What a lucky winner!!!

    xoxo,
    melrod

  • ellie

    February 23, 2011 | Reply

    where do you suggest getting the crystals? I LOVE this!

  • Penny Nicole

    February 23, 2011 | Reply

    This looks so fun! you always have the best tutorials! Off to the craft store :D

  • Inés Cruz

    February 23, 2011 | Reply

    What a lovely idea! thanks for the turorial, I might try to make one for myself too.

    Cheers!
    http://www.chezagnes.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 | Reply

    Nice job, love the color! Btw you have been featured on:
    http://blog.craftzine.com/ with this project.
    xxx Mrs. V. :)

  • La Petite Olga

    February 23, 2011 | Reply

    So pretty going to try it out!!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Huda

    February 24, 2011 | Reply

    cute, prefer it to the inspiration piece.

  • Hollie

    February 26, 2011 | Reply

    LOVE it. :)

  • Tonyawear

    March 26, 2011 | Reply

    Love this for spring.

  • Karisa

    March 30, 2011 | Reply

    This necklace is beautiful–love the green! I’ve included it in my link round-up on the FaveCrafts Blog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/national-craft-month-jewelry-link-love/

    Would you like to publish your tutorial on FaveCrafts? Email me if you’re interested :)

  • fireplace surround

    December 3, 2012 | Reply

    I will try to make it with purple ribbon for the spring. Gorgeous Maegan! I love it! xo
    ~ Herman Swan

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