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Corded Rope Necklace

 

 

 

Corded Rope Necklace
Twist and braid your way to a fabulous accessory that's light in weight but heavy on style – start with thick cotton cording, add a quick trip to the hardware store and you're ready to go!

Materials Needed:

  • 48" length of thick cord or rope trim – we used cotton cord 1860311
  • Two 3/8" compression nuts (available at your local hardware store)
  • 18" narrow gold trim or cord – we used 1861132
  • Scissors
  • One jewelry clasp
  • Invisible tape
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Directions:

    Use the single strand braid method to knot your rope to the desired length
  1. Make a loop which is the length needed for the braid.



  2. Pass the end down through the loop.



  3. Twist the loop to create the next hole to pass the end through.



  4. Pass the end through the hole you just created. Repeat step 3 until you have completed the braid.



  5. Leave 4" of rope on either end of the braid. Trim excess.
  6. Tightly tape both ends of the rope, about ¼" up the rope.
  7. Feed the compression nut (small end first) onto one rope end, pushing it down until it meets the end of the braid.
  8. Form a loop by tucking the end of the rope into the top of the compression nut. Push it in place as far as it will go, then secure with hot glue.
  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 on the other side of the necklace.
  10. Tie gold trim or cord onto each loop using a double or triple knot, hiding the knot on the back of the necklace.
  11. Trim gold "chain" to desired length and attach jewelry clasp with triple knots.


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