This necklace was really easy to make once I figured out a good technique for stringing the beads! I saw a similar necklace in Anthropologie, but at $60 there was no way I could afford it. Then, at Wesleyan's alumna weekend, one of my friends had recreated something similar! I asked her how she did it, and then put my own spin on it!
I got the ribbon on sale at Walmart, and I ended up going back and getting several more colors. I got the 'pearls' in the kids' section at Jo-Ann's Fabric, but I also saw them at Hobby Lobby. I think I used about half the ribbon and only a third of the beads, so my version ended up being less than $5!
I've already made another one for a gift, and I bought some black beads to try a different spin on it!
Purple Ribbon & Pearl with 1 Ruffle