Barneys is selling this necklace, (and no those are not real pearls,) for $890.
Seriously? $890 for some ribbon and faux pearls?
I made this bracelet in about 30 minutes using supplies I had lying around.
I'm sure I could replicate the necklace completely with a trip to the craft store.
Here are the basic instructions.
I used some satin ribbon, a broken pearl necklace and thread. Next time I will use grosgrain ribbon and a strand of embroidery thread, as I think they would be better suited to the project.
I started about 12 inches from the end of the ribbon sewing the pearls on with a basic running stitch, leaving a space the size of a pearl between each bead.
For my bracelet I used eight pearls
Once my pearls were on I started pulling the thread, just like you would if you were gathering fabric.
This is what it looks like all gathered
I tied a simple knot by the last pearl, at each end of the bracelet
Thats it. If I make these for gifts I will buy some jewelry findings and put a proper clasp on, but I did this on the fly, and it worked out pretty well.