Save $1315.00 and make this Lanvin-inspired ribbon and pearl necklace with dollar store stuff! In case you haven’t noticed, Jessica at Happy Together consistently comes up with super-awesome projects, so hop over there and check them out! [link to full necklace instructions here]

Thanks to reader Kristi for the tip!

My dollar store usually stocks a good selection of ribbon, but if yours doesn’t, the big-box craft stores always have a lot of ribbon, and any fabric store should have some in stock. You can vary the beading with any big beads (with large enough holes to accommodate the ribbon) you can find–this would be a great opportunity to tear apart an old piece of jewelry that just doesn’t work for you. You can also vary the look of the necklace greatly depending on the materials and colors you choose. What if you used leather lacing and wooden beads to make a more rustic-looking necklace? I would love to see this necklace with some big tiffany blue cut glass-looking beads and coordinating ribbon.

Project Estimate:

  • Grosgrain ribbon (or other ribbon), $1
  • 4 large beads, on hand or $1
  • Fabric or Tacky Glue, on hand
  • Large crochet hook, on hand or about $2
  • Plastic yarn needle, on hand
  • Candle or lighter, on hand

Total:  $1 and up