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After cleaning out my DIY closet and finding some supplies, I decided to kick off the new week with a DIY. I bought these silver connector/crimps forever ago knowing I wanted to make a necklace with rope, after spotting them in my closet I thought it was about time. Combined with some leftover rope (remember this rope DIY) and some gems, I have a new statement necklace! Steps after the break…

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What you need:
Rope (options here and here)
Gem
Connector (similar here)
End caps
Lobster Clasp
Jumpring
Super Glue
Needle and Thread

What to do:
First double up your rope and use the connectors to join the two pieces of rope.
Staring from the center, alternate between the connectors and the gems.
To secure the gems, place between the ropes, then sew to each pieces of rope.
Once you have added all your gems and connectors, finish the ends of your necklace by wrapping tape around both pieces of rope, and trim to length.
Adhere rope ends to the end cap with superglue, then add your jump-rings and lobster clap. 

 


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  1. Kristi Marsh says:

    I absolutely love the look of the rope! It’s such an untraditional material to use, but it works so well! This would be great to wear at a Christmas party! Great Job!

    1. Jenni says:

      Yes! I totally plan to wear to an upcoming party!

  2. Jitka Chroustová says:

    so good idea!!! Thx 🙂

  3. veva says:

    OMG! Great DIY!

  4. Rachelle says:

    Cool diy and not hard at all.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  5. sherry says:

    Love this necklace. So cool. Nice time to try this when weather is starting to get cold.

  6. What a beautiful and creative idea! I love your blog so much! Must try this soon! 🙂

    http://andreavytlacilova.com/

  7. Liana says:

    This is just SO cool! Absolutely love your creativity, you’re awesome! The result is brilliant, I’d wear this in no time!! BRAVO! ♥

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  8. sherry says:

    Love this necklace. This would make a great gift.

  9. I am inspired to go to my DIY cabinet and make something for Thanksgiving. You are so talented. Thank you for taking the time to show us step-by-step. Very beautiful!!!

    1. Jenni says:

      Aww thanks! Excited to see how yours turns out!

  10. Julita says:

    Wow! This one is a real beauty!!! 🙂

  11. Wow! This looks so good! You’ve inspired me to try it myself with some neon rope! Thanks for the great ideas!

  12. Kate says:

    Very, very pretty!

  13. ANNE says:

    This is so pretty! You are so good at making DIYs out of ordinary stuff…

    http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

  14. Jessica says:

    Wow, what a beautiful necklace! I never would have guessed that this was homemade! I’m so impressed…. I love checking your site for inspiration. 🙂

  15. kate maryon says:

    You make it look so easy that I am just going to have to try this!
    thank you for sharing

  16. Stacey says:

    This is really gorgeous…could you use any rope? I would like it slightly better if it was a solid rope, like just black, or maybe gray (like at J. Crew right now).

  17. Lovely Necklace thankyou!! Check out this for DIY Flower headbands to gift on christmas!! 🙂
    http://kitchensmitten.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/diy-flower-headband-a-christmas-gift/

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