As for making the ribbons, the methods vary only slightly among our ribbon makers. We use either 1/4, 1/2 or 5/8" grosgrain or satin ribbon (gray or silver) cut into a 4 to 6" strips. We loop the strip and place a tiny bit of glue (using a glue gun or fabric glue) to hold the ribbon together. Then we place a red stone at the fold. I prefer the 1/2 ribbon. Others like the 1/4" or the 5/8". I have used jewelry pins but that's not necessary; others have successfully used small safety pins.
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