DIY Organza Ribbon Cords for Pennies!

Hi friends! When I saw organza ribbon necklace cords for sale online I knew I could make them on the cheap using high quality supplies from Papermart:


  • 1/4″ Organza Ribbon (100 yards for $3.22)
  • 2mm Rat tail Cord  (200 yards for $8.03)
  • Jewelry findings: cord ends, jump rings, barrel clasps
    Tools: Chain nose pliers, needle nose pliers, scissors
  • Optional: 3″x5″ clear bags for packaging finished jewelry like I showed in the video (1,000 bags for $12.20)


  1. Cut ribbon and cord to desired length.
  2. Center cord over ribbon and place on cord ends and crimp closed with chain nose pliers.
  3. Add clasp.

Sure, pre-made ribbon cords are not that expensive, you can buy them made for a dollar or less a piece but they are probably made with cheap supplies, you can make them with really good supplies for 5 cents worth of ribbon and a few inexpensive findings and only a couple of minutes of your time. Best of all you can make any color you want! I hope you enjoyed today’s project and til next time happy crafting!


15 Responses

  1. Nice and easy! Thank you Lindsay for this tutorial. And as always, great ideas for improving the business. Midnightair


  2. Easy tips for necklace making, thank you!🙂


  3. easy and elegant!🙂


  4. Hi Lindsay,
    Fantastic idea and so quick to make.
    Thank you! 🙂


  5. This is so easy….why didn’t I think of this?! Thanks for the great idea!


  6. Great as always 😄


  7. You made pretty things! And this one is one of them🙂 Thanks for the inspiration🙂


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  9. Hi Lindsay

    I first want to say I love your videos! Thank you for sharing your talent with me. I appreciate the product reviews also.

    I have seen you use a huge acrylic block that looks like it has a little curve to it. Where did you get it? I want one!!!!!

    Eagerly awaiting your reply.

    PS sorry this is off topic!
    ♍ Tina Marie 🌺

    Sent from my iPad – please excuse any typing errors.


  10. Lindsey.. how did you make the round and odd shape for necklace


    • I used a flat glass marble from the dollar store and glued washi paper and foil to the back of it and soldered the edge.


  11. Great idea Lindsay! ~Diane


  12. Thank you Lindsay, awesome idea!!


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