How to Make Woven Ribbon Jewelrycomments (16) September 12th, 2008
I love the look of woven ribbons! So glossy, so precise. Ribbon fabric lends itself beautifully to this simple covered-button jewelry.
What you'll need:
- Four spools satin ribbon, 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch
- Blue painter's tape
- Plastic seaming needle (available at yarn stores)
- Lightweight fusible interfacing
- 1-inch and 1-1/2-inch covered button kits (available at fabric stores)
- E-6000 craft adhesive
- Pin back
- 2-inch eyepin
- Jump ring
A note before we begin: After you've woven the ribbon, you'll need to fuse some interfacing to it. It's quite challenging to move your finished weaving from your work surface to your ironing board for fusing, and so I just do my weaving right on my ironing board.
This project begins with blue painter's tape, which is a great craft supply. It's only lightly sticky, so you can tape things down and peel them back up without damage. Here, I have three pieces: one long and two short. I've placed the long piece, sticky side facing up, on my ironing board. The two small pieces are used to tape the ends of the long one down. So, to recap: the long piece is sticky side up, and the short ones are sticky side down.
Cut 20 pieces of ribbon, each measuring 7 inches. I'm using two different colors here, 10 of each color. Place the ends side by side onto the sticky piece of tape, pressing them very gently to stick them to the tape. As you can see, you don't need to match up the ends.
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