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DIY Beaded Ribbon Necklace (MARNI Design inspired)

DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com

Beads Embellished Ribbon Necklace
[Trend inspired tutorial]

This is what I call a STATEMENT necklace! Inspired by the Marni SS14 accessory collection this statement piece is trendy, unique and pretty easy on the pocket. And since I’ve recycled some old necklaces this accessory is also sustainable. Some of the beads I used were “wasted” in my atelier for over 10 years. 
Surely you can buy new gems for this project but I encourage/dare you to use only embellishment you already have. Beads, crystals, buttons, spikes, chains- everything works! 

DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com

DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com

Cut a piece of felt and mark the center with pencil. Place and sew the bigger (main) elements onto the felt “body” so they built an oval shape to fit your neck. The pencil line will help you to make your necklace symmetrical.
DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com

Once you’ve secured the bigger elements start to feel the gaps with smaller beads. There is no real tutorial for that, since you will probably use different from mine beads. Look up for ideas on the Pinterest, play around with your elements and colors. Once you have found your ideal design make a picture with your phone for reference and start sewing the gems onto the felt “body”.
DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com

After you’ve finished the beadwork cut out the necklace accurately.

DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com
Cut two long (ca. 25 cm/10″) ribbons. To avoid the fraying of the ends apply a thin line of nail hardener to the ribbon ends.

DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com

Attach the ribbons to the back of the necklace.

DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com

Glue a thin faux leather lining to the back to make the necklace perfect. This step is optional. 

DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com

DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com

DIY Marni inspired beads-embellished ribbon necklace. By www.fashionrolla.com

Styling:

Dress: H&M (old)
Cami Bra: Natori
Necklace: DIY

Photo by Tat Kauerhof & Xenia Kuhn

Location: Berlin Schlesisches Tor

Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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