Last week I was talking about how I want to make more statement necklaces, remember? Well, we’re still toying around in the studio trying to come up with jewelry that’s fun and bold but also really wearable. This rope necklace is my new favorite. See below for the neon necklace’s more neutral and nautical cousin too. 🙂
For the braids I used parachute cord, which comes in tons of bright colors and very thin white rope. I loved the result of both, but the parachute cord is a little bit more sturdy.
To make this necklace— 1. Start with 8-12 strands of rope or parachute cord that are each 8 inches long. Tape the ends of one side down to a table or use a clipboard to secure them. 2. Divide the rope into three sections and braid them. Be sure to keep the strands flat and untwisted as you braid. 3. Tape the ends of the rope with fabric tape. 4. Attach chain to each end (you’ll need to add a clasp in the middle of the chain as well) and add more tape, creating a cone shape at the end of each side. Optional: Coat the tape with tripe thick glaze and use gold leafing on over the tape. (Learn more about gold leafing here) Be sure to add another coat of glaze at the end to seal it and allow it to cure completely before wearing.
I used the extra rope and cord to wrap some vases for my home. Sometimes trying to think of a way to use extra supplies after a project is almost as much fun as the project itself. 🙂 PS. I love carnations right now.
Hope you have a great weekend! TGIF. xo. Elsie
Very nice trick, I can add this in my next blog on trending tricks tips.
The pink one is gorgeous!
I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!
♥, doro von Hand zu Hand
Wooow thats a really good idea. I will try that necklace!
X Willemijn Sofie
I really want to make one of these! I’m not quite sure how to sew the chain to the fabric tape. Is there a link I’m missing that explains that. Thanks! Love your blog!
i’m loving hot pink lately, i can’t seem to get enough of it, especially when used unexpectedly. I have a bunch of Jewelry DIY’S on my blog too, check it out! 🙂
Simply lovable statement necklaces! Thanks 🙂 Definitely gonna make a poppin’ pink one!
Ma’ria from: http://dreamoutloudgirls.blogspot.se/
This is such a cute idea. Love the pink one! x
I love the use of paracord! When using just plain rope you could add fabric stiffener and it might help it stay in place easier.
Very very nice!
I love the pink ones 🙂
What a great DIY.
I love it….all of it!
Once again, amazing idea ! love the pink one…
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I love them! Now I have to make some for myself!
The pink one is beautiful!
Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
YEY!That`s what I was looking for!
I just absolutely love this DIY,especially the first neon pink necklace!
Gonna try this!
So nice! I want to try this out
Or you could use a large metal cone on the end. Take a eye pin, twist it around the rope, with the eye out for the chain, put a large blob of glue on the ends of the rope and push the cone on over the eye pin and the rope. Let dry.
so simple but so beautiful would make the perfect handmade gift x
Carnations are my favorite!