DIY Long Necklace Tutorial

I’ve been waiting for my chance to turn an old pearl necklace into a pearl necklace accentuated with a ribbon for quite some time. One of the first pins I ever saw was this:


And I was immediately like, “Yes, self, you need to do that.”

For whatever reason, I never did, until I recently, when I ended up with two pearl(ish) necklaces from Miss A that I needed to alter. It’s probably one of the easiest DIY tutorials you’ll stumble across .

DIY Ribbon Necklace Tutorial

What you need:

  • Necklace
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers (optional)



Step one: Decide how long you want your necklace to be, and cut your ribbon accordingly. There is no exact science to this, but make sure you leave a little extra room, since you will be tying the ends.

Step two: Slide the ribbon through the metal clasps on either side of the necklace.


Step three: Tie a knot to secure the ribbon.

Step four: Trim the ribbon as close to the knot as you can.

Step five: Remove any excess parts, such as a clasp you may no longer need.


Cute, right? Looking back, I wish I’d added the embellished bow like in the first image, so I may go back and do that. Otherwise, I’ve worn this necklace a few times and even received some compliments. Give it a shot!


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