I'm sure you love your strand of pearls necklace. Pearls are classic, elegant, and timeless. You've worn them over and over again to weddings, dinner parties, and other special occasions. Maybe you're feeling, though, like you can't wear them unless you're dressing up and attending an important event. If you're looking for a unique and fashion forward way of wearing your pearls everyday, a ribbon pearl necklace could be exactly what you're looking for.
Pearls are the ultimate in femininity. The most organic gemstone that you could possibly find, they're everything that epitomizes the "girly-girl" in you. No matter if they're classic white pearls, or more colorful ones such as peach or lavender. Pearls make you feel pretty and dressed up.
A pearl ribbon necklace combines two key elements - ageless pearls strung on a modern, contemporary ribbon. Silk cord, which pearls are traditionally strung and knotted on, is unarguably divine. But if you're looking to incorporate your one-of-a-kind style into your jewelry, ribbon pearl necklaces will do just that.
If you do a search online, as I did, you're likely to come across many sites which show you how to make a ribbon pearl necklace. These are surely the times that I wish I were more crafty! If this sort of thing comes naturally to you, you might just want to make
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a ribbon pearl necklace for yourself rather than scouring the marketplace for one. Step-by-step instructions, material's lists, and pictures will guide you through the process of making your very own pearl necklace with ribbon.
If you're anything like me, you either don't have the aptitude, time, or desire to make your own jewelry. If that's the case, you can find quite a variety of ribbon and pearl necklaces online by different retailers.
There are two different styles which are highly appealing to women. Both have pearls strung on a ribbon. One style puts more of the focus on the actual pearls. The pearls are strung on a ribbon one after one. As you reach the back of the necklace, rather than a traditional clasp, the ends of the ribbon are tied together into a large bow. The ribbon color can either match the color of the pearls, or contrast with them. For instance, white pearls can be strung on a black ribbon, creating a very defined and striking look.
Another look, which I tend to favor, is one where you see more of the ribbon in the front of the design. Usually gossamer or organza ribbon is used, in 1/2" width or more. The pearls are scattered throughout the design and appear as if they've been crocheted onto the fabric. This look creates the effect of a chunkier, bolder design with more emphasis on the color of the ribbon. This in no way minimizes the beauty of the pearls, just enhances them in a clever and unique way.
You can feel comfortable wearing your ribbon pearl necklace daily. The ribbon lends a less formal appearance to the pearls. This means that you can wear it with your business suit to work, or your jeans and sweater out to a movie. Youthful and fresh, a pearl ribbon necklace will surely update your traditional pearls wardrobe.