Ribbon Jewellery and Crafts!

14 Mar

As someone who loves a bit of sewing as well as jewellery making, I was quite excited about our new range of Ribbons. It can be very quick and easy to make items with ribbon; check out these bow hair clips I made. I created a bow and simply stitched them onto the hair clip with a contrasting button – it really is as easy as that!
Bow clips

Click to find:
Hair Clips  http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/snap-hair-clip-rhodium-plated.html
Ribbon  http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/ribbon/
Buttons http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/buttons/
Sewing thread http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/sew-all-thread/

If you’d like to know how to make bows, we have made a YouTube video showing you a couple of different methods:

I often use ribbon to finish off necklaces; as well as a bow making a fun alternative to a clasp, it allows you to adjust the length of your necklace dramatically. This lovely spring-like necklace made with Swarovski pearls and finished with Cream ribbon is a great example – wonderfully versatile and simple to create. Depending on the neckline of your top, you can wear it really short with a large bow at the back or lovely and long with a small bow, or even somewhere in-between. If you’re not sure how to use ribbon ends, we also have a video to help you with that! Just follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjupvyYR_Yc

Spring Swarovski Pearl Necklace

Click to find:
Swarovski Pearl Beads  http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/5810-pearls
Ribbon http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/ribbon/
Ribbon ends http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/silver-plated-finishings/
Silver Plated Findings http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/silver-plated/

If you’re more into sewing than jewellery making, then creating a ribbon rosette could be right up your street – simple to make and can easily be turned into a brooch, hair bobble or decoration.
Ribbon Rosettes

Click to find:
Ribbon http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/ribbon/
Plastic Buttons http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/plastic-buttons/
Swarovski Pointed Button http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/3015-round-pointed-buttons/
Silver Plated Brooch Backs http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/miscellaneous-findings/
Sew All thread http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/sewing-thread/

Another new and exciting product is our range of scalloped faux suede ribbon. The holes punched into the edging make them a great item to get creative with! I’ve experimented with weaving through the holes and adding sew-on stones. It’s quite a fun and different material to work with.
Scalloped Suede bracelet

Click to find:
Suede ribbon http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/suede/
Ribbon Ends http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/silver-plated-finishings/
Embroidery Thread http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/embroidery-thread/
Gutermann Sew All Thread http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/sew-on-glass-crystal-beads-rose-montees-/

The possibilities for ribbon uses are endless! We’ve really enjoyed pinning various ideas and inspiration to our pinterest board, which you can check out here.

Pinterest

Don’t forget that you can share your makes with us, ribbon or otherwise,  via our various social media profiles! We are on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/beadshop), Twitter (@mailorder_beads https://twitter.com/mailorder_beads) and Instagram (@mailorder_beads http://instagram.com/mailorder_beads )! (You can use #TheBeadShopNottingham or #MailorderBeads so we can see them!)

Steph

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