Ribbon Necklace

enjoyingspringNovember 10, 2010

I have just made one of those ribbon necklaces from the Trellis Yarn. It really turned out nice.

One slight problem I want to fix. The small loose ends at the end of the necklace, (where it ties at the neck) is there a product that I can put on these ends to stiffen them up and stick together.

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nodakgal

No Fray?
I am sure there is a product like this that is similar to glue...I mean its not spray but I can't find it. I am sure a craft store or sewing would have it.

Here is a link that might be useful: no fray

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 2:55PM
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nanaofmany08

how about the aleenes tack over glue

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 2:57PM
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nanaofmany08

opps tack it over

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 3:00PM
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lilliepad

I have never seen the ends that you are suppose to tie so I can only make a guess here.LOL When the post came up about these I had never heard of them so I googled and found instructions and pictures of the finished product,but not the ends.I "somewhat" understand how the ends are finished and I wondered if you might not be able to use a metal closure of some kind like is used in jewelry making.Like maybe a toggle closure? I don't crochet so I have no knowledge in that area.As for something to stiffen the ends,I have NO idea! LOL I know there are products on the market that are used to stiffen fabric,just don't have a name right now.Maybe check out the craft stores??

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 3:03PM
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enjoyingspring

Here is a picture of the necklace I have made and you can see the ends I am talking about.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 3:57PM
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lilliepad

Very pretty!
What is the ribbon made of? If it's nylon or synthetic you could burn the ends with a match or lighter or even the tip of a wood burning tool.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 5:22PM
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pattico_gw

I've been thinking about how to finish them off too. I think a bead with a large hole (plastic pony beads might work. Slip the bead on the end, then slip a small jewerly ring on and then use a crochet hook or something pointy to stick the end back into the large hole bead...squirt a drop or two of "crazy glue" into bead and onto the ribbon. Trim edges off. On the rings put a lobster clasp on one and the ring it comes with on the other.

I think it would look a little nicer than just being tied.

patti

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 5:57PM
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nodakgal

That is VERY beautiful!! My gosh I don't know what I was thinking but sure didn't imagine that! How hard was it? LOL Could a mostly beginner crocheter do it?
I am going to have to google! It looks like thread. Very cool.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 6:10PM
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enjoyingspring

They are very easy to make just chain stitch. I use a yarn called "ladder yarn", it has a stained glass look to it.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 8:17PM
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kacram

Fray check would work. It's not a spray, just squeeze on
a few drops. Or super glue... or there could be some
kind of jewelry finding that you could crimp on the
ends

here is a crimp bead cover...
http://www.firemountaingems.com/shopping.asp?skw=KWFNCRIMPCOVER

or glue it in to something like this....
http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H201037FY

I'm not a jewelry maker, beader, but there has to be something like that

Here is a link that might be useful: fray check

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 9:38PM
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nodakgal

THANK YOU Kat! Thank heavens you came up with what I was trying to say! hahahaha I used to have some of that Fray Check too.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 9:55PM
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enjoyingspring

Thanks for all your suggestions, I will get some Fray Check

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 7:33AM
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kacram

OH, I forgot to add, on a scrap piece I would try
burning the edge too!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 9:38AM
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kudzukween

this is adorable, i'm going to find some of this ribbon yarn next time i go shopping for supplies :D thanks patti for telling me about it! and thanks enjoyingspring for sharing! i'd try burning the edge,too :D
kudzu

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 6:33AM
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always_learning

Good luck finding that ribbon, Kudzu.
Seriously, I have been all over ---JoAnn's, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, all Dollar type stores, Big Lots, etc. No one seems to have it anymore! I have heard it is discontinued and can only be found online.( I don't like to order online) Please let us know if and where you are able to locate any! TIA

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 1:14PM
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oldgardener_2009

I'd use a ribbon crimp, like these from Fire Mountain.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.firemountaingems.com/shopping.asp?SKW=KWFNTERMINATERIBBONEND

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 1:20PM
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pattico_gw

oldgardener...they only sell in packages of 100...that would cost you over 230.00...Unless you plan on making that many I think that's a bit costly. I'd look for something else.

It says you can buy them for as little as .02 cents apiece...wonder how many you'd have to order to get that many.

patti

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 1:36PM
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oldgardener_2009

They also show them listed as sold in packages of 10, which would be good for making 5 necklaces.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 7:19PM
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aprilflower71

Did a search on Google, found a few (seemingly) inexpensive choices - will look further after I'm done eating :-)

That necklace looks beautiful, and even though you say it was easy I can tell effort - great job on your part :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: ladder yarn search

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 7:33PM
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pattico_gw

April...it's not a yarn... it's called a ribbon I think...it's something weird.

patti

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 7:36PM
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pattico_gw

oldgardner...I see they do...sorry about that.
But that would still be too much for me..

If I can find the crochet ribbon at all I think I'll try the pony beads... I won't be selling them, they'll just be gifts for my cousing and maybe for me...lol

patti

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 7:59PM
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aprilflower71

Thank you for the correction, though the search did turn up what we were looking for...I will try to be more precise in my descriptions when/if I post. As I've used it before to crochet with, I automatically call it "yarn" as the first thing that comes to mind.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 10:26PM
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