I am working on a ribbon jewelry tutorial for an upcoming post on the Renaissance Ribbons blog and I fell in love with the Union Jack ribbon they recently sent to me. With all the buzz about the upcoming London Olympics opening this week, I thought this easy-to-make project would make a great accessory to get into the spirit of the games.
7/8″ British Flag ribbon (Measure your wrist to determine the size of bracelet you want then subtract 1″ from that measurement to determine the length of ribbon you will need.), two 7/8″ ribbon crimps, lobster clasp and 3 jump rings, chain nose and nylon jaw pliers, Fray Check.
Apply a little Fray check on the cut ends of the ribbon to prevent them from unraveling. Then use the nylon jaw pliers to attach the ribbon crimps to each end.
Add a jump ring to each ribbon crimp. Add another jump ring and the clasp to one side.
The British Flag ribbon is available in the regular style I used as well as a very cool distressed style. I may not be able to jump on a plane to see the games an person, but I can wear my ribbon bracelet while I sit in front of the telly eating my crumpets and tea (better make that iced tea!)