Hi all, been having a little beading fun whilst watching Wimbledon on the television, so I needed something that was quite easy and repetitive and I chose the Ritzy Ribbon Necklace designed by Jill Wiseman. I have made one of these before so I knew how it fit together, and Jill's easy to follow YouTube video tutorial can be found here - Ritzy Ribbon YouTube.
In the picture above you can see the beads I used in this project, top left are 11/0 Higher Metalic June Bug Toho Seed Beads, gotta love that name. Top right are 15/0 Ceylon Aqua Toho Seed Beads and at the bottom are 3mm Crystal AB, Fire Polish Beads.
In Jill's project she shows you how to make a lengthy necklace without a clasp that you can double around your neck or wear long. The first one of these I made I copied that design, my finished necklace was around 24 inched in length. This one which I made as a Christmas present, yes I know the dreaded 'C' word, but I like making Christmas gifts so I start early to get them done, is a shorter version 16.5 inches with a matching bracelet. I used a popper clasp on the bracelet and a lobster clasp on the necklace.
This design is very easy to do once you get the hang of it, and you don't have to concentrate to much. It's very pretty, and the bead colour choices are unlimited.