April 09, 2012

DIY designer inspired ribbon and chain necklace in 4 easy steps

You've no doubt seen these woven ribbon and chain necklaces. They're everywhere, with brands from Chanel to Forever 21 having versions out.
Images from Google Images

But they are so super easy to make that you can create your own version for less than $5 and in under 30 minutes.

Here's my version.


To make you need
  • Chain - I bought a meter of this chain for $2.20 from Lincraft and ended up using about 30cm of it. Of course you can just use an existing chain necklace that you no longer use.
  • Ribbon - Any colour, any length, it's all up to you. I cut a piece about 90cm long as I wanted enough room to wear the necklace long or short.
  • Scissors

How to make it

And if you cut the ribbon long enough, you can wear the necklace short, medium length or long... or even embellished with a brooch.  (The zipper flower brooch in the pic below is another DIY which I made HERE).


Do you like to make your own jewellery?

25 comments :

  1. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I will definitely have to make one! xx

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    1. Oooh do it, I wanna see what you come up with!

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  2. This is such a fantastic idea! I love that you have started on the DIY, this is such a gorgeous necklace! xo

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    1. Thanks hun, I'm really enjoying DIYing at the moment. It's a nice creative outlet. xo

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  3. It is so easy to do and the result looks gorgeous! Love it!

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    1. I think it took me 20 minutes all up, sooo easy! Will have to make them in different colours now.

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  4. great work :)
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a simple but effective project :-) I'm definitely giving this a go!
    Emily
    emilysummers-designer.blogspot.com

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  6. nice tutorial! Thank you for sharing..

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  7. So clever! I have 2 of these kind of necklaces but have knotted them for a different kind of "tie" look :-)

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    1. It's always good to add your own spin to such things, makes it look different to what everyone else is doing. :-)

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  8. Cute! I'd like to make one in baby pink with a gold chain. I probably won't, but I like the idea of it!

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    1. He he he, well at least you're honest about it! BUt if you do decide to make it at least it's very easy!

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  9. Aww, you always have the prettiest DIY jewelry! Now I'm enncouraged to try and make me own!!! Thanks for sharing xx

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  10. Whaa! Another great DIY inspiration! <3 Love it! Now to charge down to my nearest craft store!

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  11. Oooh I like this! Might make it as a bracelet instead! Looks awesome! And I love the colours you used!

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  12. Lilit, I love this! It looks fab! Will definitely be making one for myself, thanks for the how-to! x

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  13. wow looks great :) you have become really creative ! all the cool DIY stuff coming up :) I love jewelry but guess am too lazy to DIY

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  14. Such a great idea, thank you!! I actually was going to get the Forever 21 version, but now I think I will make my own!!!

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  15. This is so creative, Lilit! Super pretty :)

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