All of Little Mae Designs uses ribbon. I love it and it’s my signature item – that’s why I carry so many colors of it! Ribbon gives jewelry something different – color, texture, more interest.
Taking care of ribbon jewelry… All ribbon used on Little Mae Designs pieces are high quality double sided satin ribbon. Since ribbon is fabric it is subject to wrinkle. You can iron out wrinkles. I personally use a hair straightener and it works wonderfully. The ends have been treated so they should never fray. If for any reason you need to shorten your ties – cut them at the same slant and use a lighter to lightly and kind of quickly burn the edge. If at any time you should get a snag in your ribbon – carefully damp the area and lightly smooth or tug the snag out.
I used to tie all my necklaces in a bow for looks when packaging. I never received one complaint about it, but after thinking about it I realized I was deciding on where my customer would tie it unless they smoothed out the crease from where is was tied. So now I leave the ties alone – may not be as pretty in packaging, but makes them ready to use right out of the packaging 🙂 So I suggest when not wearing to leave the ties untied as well, and make sure lay your Little Mae Design carefully out in your jewelry box.