“Those who dive into the sea of affliction, bring up rare pearls.”
-Charles H Spurgeon
Pearls really are a marvel; what irritates them is actually what makes them smooth and beautiful.
Welcome to Thrift Store Fashion Friday! The 2nd Friday of every month where I share my fashion – thrift store style.
Today, I’m showing how to make this DIY Thrifted Pearl and Ribbon Necklace.
Jewelry can be a great bargain at your local thrift store. I have even used a piece as a farmhouse home decor item here.
This really is quite a simple little project, but it takes a regular necklace and turns it into something just a little different/special.
*We use affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. This will assist you in finding the same, or similar items used, while we may get a few cents to keep the content free. You can read our full disclosure policy here.
HOW TO CREATE A….
DIY Thrifted Pearl and Ribbon Necklace
- Unclasp your pearl necklace.
- Tie desired ribbon to one end; leaving a short tail on one side and long on the other. Now, you can hot glue the string right above the last pearl, tie the ribbon over that, and cut off the clasp if you like. I wanted the option to remove the ribbon and have the pearl necklace as is so I just tied the ribbon over the clasp.
- Take the long ribbon tail and tie it to the other side of the necklace. You will want to test out how much you will need, with the largest part of your head, so it can be pulled over AND that you will have enough to tie a bow with. Don’t cut off any ribbon until you have the right length.
- Tie bow together and cut the ribbon off at an angle.
- Since you now only have one tail on your bow, you will need to cut off a piece of ribbon for the additional tail; again cut the end off on an angle.
- Take the extra ribbon, place a dot of glue in the middle, at the top. Bunch the ribbon together and then glue it to the back side of the bow.
How easy was that?
If you wear your hair up, the ribbon can be in the back too.
Thanks so much for joining us today. Our desire is to help you make the most with whatever it is you have. If you want to see more thrift store fashion posts, check these out: