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DIY: Colorful Necklace

This necklace is totally not my original idea.
I combined this tutorial with that one, to get my version.
 (both tutorials from Honestly, WTF)

You'll notice in the above links, the tutorials show how to wrap the embroidery floss like you would on a friendship bracelet. If you like the twisty thread look, that's the way to go. I started out doing that and realized that it takes twice the amount of thread and I didn't like how it was turning out. So I just wrapped my floss around the rope without any special technique. 

You need glue or modpodge, 3 yards of rope (a sturdy clothesline would work), 
lots of embroidery floss, and 1/2 yard of thin rope.

Make the basic form for your necklace by using the 3 yards of rope. You can see I did a double loop and then secured both sides with hot glue and the 1/2 yard of thin rope. Then you just start wrapping the floss. Wrap, wrap, wrap forever. I used modpodge to secure the very first piece of floss and then wrapped over it. Every time I switched colors, I just wrapped over the last piece of floss from the previous color. So you only need modpodge or glue for the end pieces of floss and to tame any stray pieces sticking out. 

Not bad, huh? I love it! I want to make more. I suddenly have the urge to wrap everything in floss.

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KristiMcMurry September 14, 2011 at 1:47 PM  

Turned out great! I might have to try this...my jewelry is looking a little lackluster lately :)

Katie September 14, 2011 at 4:57 PM  

I could remedy that, Kristi! Even though I don't have any jewelry in the shop, I have lots of pieces and am still making jewelry. If you ever wanna trade, let me know!

Dorothy Brignac September 15, 2011 at 1:13 PM  

I've been wrapping iPhone syncing/charging cables for people at work (I work at the Apple store) over the past few months, and everyone LOVES them. Not only are they pretty to look at, but you don't have to worry about getting it confused with someone else's cable!

Katie September 15, 2011 at 1:15 PM  

Dorothy, that's a brilliant idea! You should post some pics! (or maybe you already have- i'll go check your tumblr).

Dorothy Brignac September 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM  

Haha I haven't, but I'll let you know when I do!

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