The hook and jump rings were over-sized but incredibly difficult to open. My nails are far from beautiful, but I do not enjoy tearing them to get a necklace on and off, which was happening with this particular clasp.
So the necklace was buried in my jewelry box for years.
Time for a quick fix!
With only an inch left of the jewelry wire to work with, I reattached the decorative cap, along with a new length of wire extending through that cap so I had more length.
Time to make some ribbon!
I recently made a dress from some lovely rayon satin, and realized that the fabric would work beautifully (the dress is actually what reminded me of the necklace!).
A width between ¾” and 1” seemed like a good size. Using dressmakers chalk, I marked 2 ¼” on a length of material remnant. The fabric was folded, stitched, and turned right side out. After a good press with the iron, my ribbon was ready.