We’ve all seen this necklace from Anthropologie:
I even made fun of it back in May!
But, finally, I wrote a DIY for it.
You will need:
– decorative rope (I got mine at Joanns)
– needle and thread (match the thread to your rope)
– jewelry clasps (or snaps, if you’re lazy like me)
I cut my rope to be about 2-3 feet. It depends how many coils and twists you want. I wanted plenty!
I measured about 6 inches down the end, to be the start of the first coil. Then, I just twisted, turned and wrapped everything together, pinning as I went until I was left with this (leaving another 6 inches on the other side):
It took me a few times to get it to look like something I wanted to wear. Then, I flipped it over, and stitched the areas together where the rope touches, hiding the stitches on the back side of the necklace.
It took about 10 minutes to get everything to hold together.
Because I am lazy, do not own enough jewelry parts, and have no idea how to attach the correct clasp to the rope, I sewed off the ends, and attached snaps. Yes, snaps. You can be lazy like me, or you can do it the correct way and attach clasps.
The snaps work for me, no one will see them anyway.
Tada! Finished rope necklace. I didn’t add any gold beading like the Anthropologie necklace had, because I rather like the twisted rope look.
If you want to add a little gold, you can try a pin, brooch or a few shiny beads.
PS- the Anthropologie version was about $30. My version cost $4. 🙂