I thought it was cute, but not THAT cute.
Today I made a trip to Hobby Lobby for something unrelated to this project and thought I'd check out the bead aisle to see if they were on sale. Well, they were 50% off as was the ribbon. I spent $3 on the material to make this necklace. Over 90% less than the Loft necklace!
Here's what you need:
Glass crystal beads (my pack came with 12)
1/2 inch ribbon (I used silver glittery ribbon)
Thread your needle and triple knot the end. I didn't cut the ribbon off the spool yet. I pulled 14 inches off the spool and tightly surrounded the crystal bead with ribbon. Thread through.
Knot the ribbon as closely as you can to the beads on each end. Cut your ribbon off of the spool so that the sides are even.
Not too bad for $3. If I were to make it again, I think I'd skip the glitter ribbon. It's a little itchy on my neck ;) For $2 more, you could add another 12 beads.