DIY STATEMENT ROPE NECKLACE

Perhaps I was a french sailor in a past life but anything nautical feels so right to me. My closet is filled up to the brim with everything striped and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The addition of a little bit of rope to an already sea faring outfit could be a cliche, but what can I say, it just works. AND when that rope has a little bit o’ sparkle? Well let’s be honest it’s one of those horse and carriage situations.

DIY statement rope necklace

You need:

  • Cotton rope
  • Scissors (love these)
  • Some sort of statement crystal embellishment (you can get one here)
  • 2 end caps
  • 2 jump rings
  • a lobster clasp
  • glue
  • jewelry tools
  • thread matching your rope
  • a needle

Or you can buy the kit here.

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How to:

1. Start by cutting your rope to size and then putting some glue into the end caps.

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2. Press the rope end into the end cap.

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3. Leave to dry overnight.

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4. Line up the leaf charm in the centre of the necklace.

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5. Thread your needle and tie a knot on the end. Line up the needle with the end of the charm.

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6. Sew through the hole and back again, securing the charm and the rope together.

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7. Take the thread back through and continue to sew the charm onto the rope, passing through the rope each time so it is nice and secure.

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8. Once you get to the end, pass through the eye and to the back of the rope.

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9. Knot and trim the thread.

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10. Finally, open a jump ring and add a lobster clasp.

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11. Secure with plyers to one eye on the end cap.

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12. Add a jump ring to the other end cap to complete the necklace.

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Voila!

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Have you checked out all the kits I designed? I’m having a fun time creating more and can’t wait to share.

Imagery by Sabrina Sikora.