Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday - Ribbon Wrapped Pearl Bracelet

 
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I am sooo excited to bring this tutorial to you today! So here's the back story...we are having our family pictures done tomorrow (squeal! I love family pics!) and I needed a bracelet to go with my outfit. So, why not make one? I had seen all those cute ribbon and pearl bracelets, but wanted something different.
I bring you, the Ribbon Wrapped Pearl Bracelet!

 There are tons of possibilities here, different beads, different ribbon, you name or think of it and it's possible! Here's the tutorial, good luck! And feel free to email photos of our bracelets!
 
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Here's your supply list:
- A string of faux pearls (I got mine for $1)
- Needle and thread
- Any type of ribbon, measured to your wrist, then doubled
- Scissors (not pictured)
 
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Step 1: Take your ribbon and fold it exactly in half. Tie a knot at the middle creating a small loop.

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Step 2: Take your threaded needle and put it through the middle of your knot.

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Step 3: Now take and string a pearl onto your needle and thread. Move it all the way down to the knot at the end of your bracelet.
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Step 4: This is where it might get tricky, take your ribbon and bring it to the top of your pearl where the hole is. Make a mental note of where it lines up and then take your needle and thread the ribbon on top of the pearl.

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Step 5: Now take the other side of ribbon and put it over the first piece. Make a mental note again and then take the needle and put it through the second piece of ribbon.

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It should now look like this: 

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Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have strung and wrapped all your pearl.

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Step 7: Now that you are finished with the bracelet. Make a triple knot in the end of your thread right after the last ribbon.

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I also tied a double knot with the ribbon after the threaded knot. It will help keep it secure. 
And there you have it - your brand new ribbon wrapped pearl bracelet! 

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Email me with any questions and send any completed bracelet pics! I'd love to see what you come up with! Happy Tuesday everyone!

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