DIY: Colorful Necklace
This necklace is totally not my original idea.
(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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