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Sunday, July 17, 2016

5 a Week: Lace and Ribbon Jewelry

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It’s Sunday, and time for week 6 of this year’s edition of…

5 a Week: Lace and Ribbon Jewelry
…The Five a Week Pledge.
If you haven’t been around here, it’s where you pledge to do five things each week of your choice (see here for more info).  I pledged to make five small crafts each week.  Feel free to grab a button and join me.  If you already have, post a comment or a link to share what you accomplished.
This week’s craft:


5 a Week: Lace and Ribbon Jewelry

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.

5 a Week: Lace and Ribbon Jewelry: Trying out jewelry clamps

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.

5 a Week: Lace and Ribbon Jewelry

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.

5 a Week: Lace and Ribbon Jewelry

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.

5 a Week: Lace and Ribbon Jewelry

While I was at it, I decided to make some lace and ribbon bracelets to match.

5 a Week: Lace and Ribbon Jewelry

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?  :)

Give it a try:


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