DIY: Spring Statement Necklace

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Hi, it's Amy here from the Style Crush blog with my monthly DIY post. I'm going to show you how to make a Spring statement necklace. It's called a statement necklace because it is a necklace that makes a statement! I noticed this style of necklace was really popular around the holidays, but this is a fun spring-time version. You can change the look (dress up or dress down) depending on what kinds of beads and ribbon you choose.

You'll need:
ribbon - approx. 42" long
beads
small needle
embroidery floss

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Make sure that your needle is small enough to fit through the hole in your beads. Thread your needle with an arms-length of embroidery floss. Knot the end of the floss (I used a double knot to make it extra secure) then cut the tail off, close to the knot.

Cut a piece of ribbon, approximately 42" long. Measure approximately 18" from the end of the ribbon and start here. Make 3 little folds of ribbon, accordion style, to create 3 little ruffles.

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Insert the needle through the middle of all 3 ruffles. Make sure that the knot in the embroidery floss ends up on the under-side of the ribbon.

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Now add a bead.

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Make 3 more ruffles, right after the bead. Insert the needle in the middle of the 3 ruffles as you did previously.

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Make 3 more ruffles, right after the bead. Insert the needle in the middle of the 3 ruffles as you did previously.

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Make 3 more ruffles, right after the bead. Insert the needle in the middle of the 3 ruffles as you did previously.

Spring_necklace_DIY8Make sure both ends of ribbon match up and trim as needed. I cut the ends of mine at an angle for a cleaner look. Use a dot of clear fabric glue to secure both knots. Coat the tips of ribbon with clear fabric glue to avoid fraying.

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Tie the necklace in a bow around your neck. Wear it with a bright Spring outfit and enjoy the compliments!

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You can also tie the ends of the ribbon onto some chain to change up the look (see the blue and white necklace below).

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