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Ribbon Cuff with Polymer Clay Charms

A ribbon virtually covered with charms and wrapped thrice around the wrist makes a colorful cuff. 

Photography: Ditte Isager

Source: Martha Stewart


For a dressy look, choose a one-inch double-face ribbon with a bit of shine. Echo the statement with earrings made of tiny disks coordinated by a simplified palette. Get the Polymer Clay Charm Earrings How-To


  • 1-inch double-face cotton sateen ribbon

  • Chalk pencil

  • Needle and thread


  1. Cut a length of ribbon that wraps around your wrist 3 times and ties in a bow. We used 40 inches of 1-inch-wide double-face cotton sateen ribbon; pick a substanial ribbon to support the weight of charms. 

  2. Prepare 20 charms using the Cutting Flat Shapes technique, ranging from 1/2 inch to 2 inches in assorted colors with 2 holes for attaching to ribbon; make a few small ones with 1 hole. 

  3. Have a friend help wrap and tie the ribbon. 

  4. Use chalk pencil to mark areas to fill with charms; do not place any on the bottom of the wrist where ribbon ties. 

  5. Remove ribbon, lay out shapes, stitch on a few, retie, and determine if you need more charms; let some ribbon show. 

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