Jade Bead Necklace

by jenni on December 9, 2009


This year, I wanted to make at least one gift for everyone. I looked all over the Internet for something that I thought everyone would like. I finally came across this on Martha Stewart‘s site and knew that everyone would like it. I sat down and made a few of them the other day and they where not too bad to make, only a bit time consuming. These will be an instant success for anyone who will be receiving them.

Materials Needed:

  • Jade beads dyed in various colors, 16 mm
  • Griffin silk beading cord, size 8, in gray, yellow, turquoise, and coral
  • Silk-satin ribbon, 15 mm, in Charcoal, Avocado, Grey, and Copen


1. Cut two 1-yard lengths of ribbon. Unwind the silk cord fully from its spool. Thread 1 bead onto cord, sliding it down and leaving a 5-inch tail.
2. To attach the ribbon: Holding bead on tail, use cord to tie a secure double knot at midpoint of 1 ribbon. Secure bead: Pull needle back through bead.
3. Knot tail and needle ends together next to bead.
4. Trim tail. Thread second bead; knot cord next to bead. Repeat to add remaining beads. After last knot, use cord to tie a secure double knot at midpoint of second ribbon. Pull needle back through last bead, and tie a knot around existing cord; trim end.

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Samantha December 10, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Ohh pretty!! I love ribbons on necklaces! :)

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