Binding Fashion: DIY Rope Necklace

Posted Wednesday February 29, 2012 3:34 PM GMT

This utilitarian necklace can give some edge to your feminine ensemble or stand alone against a classic 'T'.

Have fun with this necklace by playing with shiny metallics and bright pops of color!

What you'll need:
- 2 yards of twist cord (found in the trimmings section of any fabric store)
- 1 ½ inch brass or metal coupling (found in the plumbing section of your local hardware store)
- Jewelry fastener
- Thin wire

How to:
- To ensure that your rope doesn’t unravel, wind a thin wire or tape around the ends.
- To begin the knotting, run the rope through the coupling and hold both ends together to center the coupling.
- Take one end and wrap it around and through the *top of the coupling. Repeat with the other end.
- Take one end and wrap it around and through the *bottom of the coupling. Repeat with the other end.
- With one end, create a slipknot and pull the rope through until approximately 2 inches remains. Repeat with the other end. It is important that your knots are as tight as possible to maintain a firm structure. Tuck the 2 inch ends back into coupling and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the rope ends are hidden.
- There you have it! Complete the necklace by closing the two end-loops together with a fastener of your choice. Done.

This necklace was so easy to make, I decided to make a bright magenta and silver combination. The possibilities are endless!

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