Friday, May 9, 2014

DIY ~ Floating Rope Necklace

Happy Friday, lovelies!  I've got a fun hardware store DIY for you today, and it is so simple you could easily make one in less than 20 minutes, no kidding!  This fun, nautical inspired piece is sure to go with any of your fave spring / summer looks, and you'll want to wear it all the time - guaranteed.  {Click for the how-to!}

You'll need:

  • Sisal rope
  • Clear vinyl tubing (I've linked to both exact products used; make sure your rope's diameter is smaller than that of your tubing)
  • Chain (if you don't have any on hand, re-use an old necklace or purse strap!)
  • 2 large jump rings
  • 2 small jump rings
  • Closure
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Bead reamer (or something else sharp to poke a hole through the tubing that will produce a hole large enough to thread the jump ring through)

Cut equal lengths of the tube and rope.  I made mine 10" long.  Thread the rope inside the tube.

Use your bead reamer to poke holes on the inside edge of the tubing, on both sides.

Cut two equal lengths of chain; I made mine each 9" long.

Open the large jump ring, and thread it through the hole you just made.  Add a piece of chain to the jump ring before closing it.

Repeat on the other side.

Use the two small jump rings to attach either end of the closure to the ends of the chains.

Et voila!

So simple, and such a unique, fun statement piece!  You're sure to get tons of compliments, as I know I have!  I paired it the other day with a blousy blue lightweight sweater and it really set it off perfectly.

So this weekend, head over to Home Depot to grab the supplies you'll need to make this fun necklace!  I'd love to see how yours turns out!


1 comment:

  1. Lovely Lia! I always appreciate a hardware store DIY!


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