I first spotted this little budding gem of a jewellry designer on The Style Bubble. Using velvet ribbon and what's known as a "square braid" Emma Calvert has created a line of wonderfully eclectic yet subtle accessories (subtle only by my standards, I know). But why shell out the hard-whored money when you can make your own and quite easily too... cue dramatic music. Learn how to the do the square braid here and a few yards of velvet ribbon later, you have a stunningly different take on a braided necklace for cheap!
PS: In singapore you can get velvet ribbon fron the wholesale centre at Jln Sultan and you will want to buy quite a bit as you typically end up with a necklace that's a quarter the length of the ribbon you started out with.