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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!
- 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
- One jewelry clasp
- Invisible tape
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Use the single strand braid method to knot your rope to the desired length
- Make a loop which is the length needed for the braid.
- Pass the end down through the loop.
- Twist the loop to create the next hole to pass the end through.
- Pass the end through the hole you just created. Repeat step 3 until you have completed the braid.
- Leave 4" of rope on either end of the braid. Trim excess.
- Tightly tape both ends of the rope, about ¼" up the rope.
- Feed the compression nut (small end first) onto one rope end, pushing it down until it meets the end of the braid.
- 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.
- Repeat steps 7 and 8 on the other side of the necklace.
- Tie gold trim or cord onto each loop using a double or triple knot, hiding the knot on the back of the necklace.
- Trim gold "chain" to desired length and attach jewelry clasp with triple knots.