Silk Ribbon, TierraCast, and Hibiscus Flower Necklace
designed byCynthia Kimura
TechniqueSilk Ribbons & Wraps
Approximate Size41 Inches
I love mixing silk ribbon with other materials. I think I found the perfect combination with Czech glass flowers, Shimmer bicones, and TierraCast components.
Colorful silk ribbon combines effortlessly with Czech glass hibiscus flowers and TierraCast components full of texture. All of these different textures create a feast for the eyes, inviting you to pore over all of the fun details, like the sparkling Swarovski Shimmer bicones and the leafy TierraCast bead caps. You can see more ideas featuring beautiful ribbon in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately eight inches long. Slide a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube onto the wire, followed by a TierraCast antique pewter reversible small Flora ring link. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
Add a TierraCast antique pewter small woodland bead to the strand, followed by this pattern:
One Czech glass 12mm light pink opaline with dark bronze finish hibiscus flower bead
One TierraCast silver antique 5mm leaf bead cap
One Swarovski 5mm bicone in Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer
One bead cap
Repeat this pattern three times, then add a flower and a woodland bead to the strand. Slide a crimp tube and a Flora ring onto the wire, bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to create another beaded strand.
Cut a six-inch section from the center of the 3-foot hand-dyed silk hydrangea blend ribbon. Slide a TierraCast antique pewter jardin barrel bead onto the end of the ribbon. Bring the ribbon through the Flora link at the end of one of your beaded strands. Go back through the barrel bead and crimp the barrel bead down using flat nose or nylon jaw pliers. Repeat on the other end of the ribbon with the other beaded strand.
Add the TierraCast antique pewter large Jardin pinch bail to the center of the ribbon and then attach TierraCast antique pewter reversible Amor heart pendant to the bail by pinching the prongs closed on the stringing hole.
Thread a barrel bead onto the cut end of one half of the remaining silk ribbon. Bring the ribbon through the Flora ring on one end of the necklace and back through the barrel bead. Flatten the barrel bead in place with pliers. Repeat for the other end of the necklace.
List of Components 3-Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Hydrangea Blend (RBSILK-HYD, qty 1) TierraCast Antique Pewter Reversible Amor Heart Pendant (PA-2501, qty 1) TierraCast Antique Pewter Large Jardin Pinch Bail (PA-5808, qty 1) TierraCast Antique Pewter Reversible Small Flora Ring Link (PA-3198, qty 4) TierraCast Antique Pewter Jardin Barrel Bead (PA-5809, qty 4) TierraCast Antique Pewter Small Woodland Bead (PA-5649, qty 4) TierraCast Silver Antique 5mm Leaf Bead Cap (SA-5570, qty 16) Czech Glass 12mm Light Pink Opaline with Dark Bronze Finish Hibiscus Flower Bead Strand (BEADS-4167, qty 1) Swarovski 5328 5mm Bicone Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer (5328-LCTS5, qty 8) Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
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