…The Five a Week Pledge.
This week’s craft:
I made five pieces of jewelry with lace and ribbon. And this time they are sized for people instead of dolls (see 5 a Week: Jewelry for Dolls). I made three easy necklaces and 2 bracelets.
The main reason I wanted to make the necklaces was to try out these ribbon clamps. I bought them on impulse ages ago and had never used them (see The Biggest Craft Haul Ever). In fact this was the first time I used anything like these.
First I just used them with some thin lace and clasps to make these simple chokers. I may add pearls or a charm later, but they are cute like this.
I also tried something a little less simple, wider lace with ribbon layered on top. The clamps aren’t too difficult to use, but they came out a little crooked since it was my first time. And I wasn’t sure if I tightened them enough, so I used a little super glue just in case.
While I was at it, I decided to make some lace and ribbon bracelets to match.
Instead of the clamps and clasps, I stitched a hook and loop on each one. It’s similar to some other pieces I made last year (see 5 a Week: Chocolate and Cream).
The necklaces came out well I think. And maybe after practicing some more with the clamps I will make a tutorial, or two. Wouldn’t that be fun? :)