Step by Step Filigree Metal & Silk Ribbon Necklace

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Step by Step Filigree Metal & Silk Ribbon Necklace

Make an elegant vintage looking necklace using filigree metal flowers, wire and silk ribbon. The colour of the ribbon can be changed to match your style.

Cut 3 x 40cm long wires. Hold them at one side and loosely braid the wires.

Cut a 50cm long piece of silk ribbon and weave it through the wires.

Cut about 10cm long wires and pass them through the filigree flowers. Twist wires to hold them on to the flowers. For flowers that don’t have a hole or a point to hold, you can easily pierce holes using a piercing tool.

Twist the wire ends on the necklace wires to hold the flower.

Cut more wires, shape them by winding around a pencil and set them on the necklace. Continue with all of the flowers.

Decorate the flowers with the pearls.

Twist and wrap the ribbon at the end of the wires, use some glue if necessary to hold it. Using the round pliers, create a loop with the wires and place jump rings and the lobster clasp. To adjust the size of the necklace you can add more jump rings.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 10mm Lobster Clasps - 40pcs - Antique Bronze
  • Buddly Crafts 5mm Jump Rings - 100pcs Antique Bronze AB2
  • Buddly Crafts Flatback Half Pearls - 500pcs 5mm Multi
  • Buddly Crafts Flatback Rose Pearls - 50pcs 12mm Ivory P13
  • Buddly Crafts Metal Filigree Assorted Flower Wraps - 18pcs Antique Bronze AB15
  • Buddly Crafts Metal Flowers & Leaves - 20pcs Antique Bronze
  • Knorr Prandell Brass Craft & Jewellery Wire - ⌀1mm x 3m
  • Knorr Prandell Hole Piercing Tool #397
  • May Arts 32mm wide 100% Pure Silk Ribbon 1m - Olive Green SK16

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.