The ribbons are doubled in the photo, and are a bit lightweight. With her arthritis and other problems, a heavy chain was a no go for her.
I'm not satisfied with it though. I was thinking about adding a wider ribbon or a lightweight chain intertwined to the ribbons. Another idea was to wind a thin type of soft braided cord to the ribbons. I want to keep the look simple and elegant.
I know she likes monograms, so the letter charm was a nice find. She is active in her church, so I added the other charms, a key and pearls, a bit hard to see in this photo.
What would you do to make the ribbon a little more hefty, but not weigh it down too much or make it scratchy on her neck? I can't work with seed beads or tiny items because of vision issues. I want to keep to soft colors- blue, brown, off white, and silvertones. Any suggestions appreciated!
P.S. See the finished necklace in this post.
Here is the necklace at Jewelry Making Journal.