Faux Ribbon Necklace

February 11th, 2010 in member junk     
9 users recommend

Hand dyed and hand stamped vintage seam binding becomes a quick faux ribbon necklace.  Simply stamp some ribbon or seam binding and secure with a vintage pin or brooch.  I used pins, vintage clip back earrings and rhinestone hair clip.

It's so easy.  Gather up some 1/2 inch ribbon in length you like, rubber stamp of your choice and ink pad suitable for fabric and stamp away.  It does take some time as the ribbon is pretty narrow.  Simply hold one end and drape around your neck as many times as you like.  Secure both ends  with a pretty pin, brooch or clip.  Depending on the length this can also be wrapped around your waist.  You could wrap like a headband and secure with a barrette...or wrap around hairband secure ends with glue and embellish with all sorts of goodies.  

I used vintage rayon seam binding since it is very light and silky.  The golden and the peach were first hand dyed. Lengths shown are:  Golden 3 yards, silver 3 yards, peach is 6 yards.

The bonus is when you tire of wearing it as a necklace it can be used as regular ribbon. 

Next time I show another project using this.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, jewelry, fabric, silver-metallic, european, gold-metallic, peach fun

Comments (14)

MimiToria writes: Your designs are lovely! Great eye.
Gretchen Posted: 11:03 am on February 22nd
oldnews writes: Simply beautiful! It's so original, I've never seen anything like it! Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea with us! Marie Posted: 10:27 pm on February 15th
suewhitney writes: Gorgeous! Love to have one of these babies wrapped around my neck!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:40 am on February 15th
chippingcharm writes: A-mazing!!! I love this...I have a "thing" for vintage "bling". Thanks for sharing the instructions, I can't wait to give it a try! Laurel Posted: 10:01 pm on February 14th
georgiamoon writes: These necklaces are so so so charming! I have never seen anything like them before. Love the ribbon...great job all around, Georgia Posted: 1:09 pm on February 12th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Love love love this look! Your creations are beautiful...
I have some vintage clipback earrings just like yours...you've got me thinking about resurrecting them now...! Posted: 11:35 am on February 12th
RustyDiva writes: These are gorgeous and I love the bling attached! Awesome idea and creative unique piece of jewelry. Looks like something a "froofy rich lady" would wear! Very tres chic!!! Posted: 10:51 am on February 12th
shabbychick writes: This is all so beautiful - I love the look of age you created with stamping and dyeing - and a great way to create on a budget!

And, the vintage bling is divine!!

Thanks for sharing.


Posted: 9:56 am on February 12th
DumpsterDecorators writes: Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. The post has been updated with directions and the lengths of binding I used. Posted: 7:55 am on February 12th
debapaka writes: I love it! Would love to try and make one. Does it just slip over your head? Posted: 7:31 am on February 12th
MakinItHappen writes: You are very talented. I would not have thought of that, but it's beautiful. Posted: 6:58 am on February 12th
ninnarae writes: Fun to see you on here! I really love these- so creative!! Posted: 11:45 pm on February 11th
alicemom writes: love it!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:26 pm on February 11th
Prior writes: very beautiful your seam binding and brooches, you have a good eye for what works well togeter!
Posted: 10:26 pm on February 11th
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