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Project

Jade Beaded Necklace with Ribbon

Introduction

A single strand of beads is enough for a necklace, thanks to satin ribbons. The beads are strung onto silk cord that comes with a needle on one end for easy threading.

Materials

  • Jade beads dyed in various colors, 16 mm
  • Griffin silk beading cord, size 8, in gray, yellow, turquoise, and coral
  • Silk-satin ribbon, 15 mm, in Charcoal, Avocado, Grey, and Copen

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Cut two 1-yard lengths of ribbon. Unwind the silk cord fully from its spool. Thread 1 bead onto cord, sliding it down and leaving a 5-inch tail.

  2. Step 2

    Cut two 1-yard lengths of ribbon. Unwind the silk cord fully from its spool. Thread 1 bead onto cord, sliding it down and leaving a 5-inch tail.

  3. Step 3

    To attach the ribbon: Holding bead on tail, use cord to tie a secure double knot at midpoint of 1 ribbon. Secure bead: Pull needle back through bead (See No. 1 in image).

  4. Step 4

    Knot tail and needle ends together next to bead (See No. 2 in image).

  5. Step 5

    Trim tail. Thread second bead; knot cord next to bead. Repeat to add remaining beads. After last knot, use cord to tie a secure double knot at midpoint of second ribbon. Pull needle back through last bead, and tie a knot around existing cord; trim end.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, August 2009

Reviews (20)

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  • panda 30 Nov, 2012

    Wow, I think the jade beads necklace with ribbon is a creative jewelry design.
    Like those http://www.pandahall.com/wholesale/Jade/529425.html those beads are good for jewelry design.

  • nana2oneboy 24 Sep, 2011

    A beading instructor suggested artbeads.com. I have had good luck using them. I only do basic beading, but I think they have a good variety at a fair price.

  • ggen 1 Sep, 2011

    Has anyone tried this? My sister's wedding is coming up and I think it would be a great idea to use these as part of the bridesmaid's jewelry ensemble. The directions look a little confusing.

  • duckie3737 8 Mar, 2011

    You could purchase a knotting tool, or a pair of tweezers. Fusion Beads has great tutorials for using either. I find their tutorials easy to follow and quite helpful.
    Knotting tool instructions: http://www.fusionbeads.com/beadingfaq/techniques.php?bfid=153
    Tweezer Instructions:
    http://www.fusionbeads.com/beadingfaq/techniques.php?bfid=10

  • frankensteel 23 Jun, 2010

    I highly reccomend a knotting tool. I was about to start hurting people i was so annoyed at the sting for not knotting at the right spot.

  • kenleelar 24 Mar, 2010

    Try firemountaingems.com for the beads

  • kenleelar 24 Mar, 2010

    Try firemountaingems.com for the beads

  • halls143 5 Feb, 2010

    Where did you purchase the beads? I can't find them either! Thanks!

  • Joleeno 8 Jan, 2010

    I can not find the beads at New York Beads, any other resources you know of?

  • KatyKeesey 3 Dec, 2009

    Has anyone made these necklaces following the above instructions? I've just bought all the materials but am a little intimidated by the directions. Please let me know if there are any tips or easier instructions for this project. Thanks!

  • martyinsa 16 Nov, 2009

    Roughly, how much do you think it would cost to make these?

  • rn4jchrist 4 Nov, 2009

    has any one tried this, wondering how easy it is to make... despite the directions..lol

  • katien 4 Nov, 2009

    you put it around your neck, tying the ribbon in the back. (beads can be worn in the front, or to the side)

  • Antler 4 Nov, 2009

    Please, how would this be worn?