DIY: Wrap Necklace

Most nights I get home from work, go for a run, whip up dinner, and then curl up in front of the tv and binge on Netflix for the rest of the evening. I try to be “productive” at the same time, whether it’s wedding planning, working on my blog, etc. Sometimes I even get a little crafty. So if you’re looking for something you can do while you sit on the sofa and watch [insert tv show or movie here], read along for instructions on this fun little DIY necklace.

Head to the craft store on your way home from work and pick up the supplies you’ll need. You can choose as many or as few colors as you want. I chose a palette that would work well as we transition from summer to fall. I know it’s hard to believe that fall is right around the corner, but I’ve been getting an unbelievable amount of emails from stores announcing their “fall collection is here!” Don’t get me wrong, fall is my FAVORITE season, but it’s hard to imagine wearing a sweater when the temps are consistently in the 90s.

XO – Courtney

1. Bend the rope in a bow shape and have the two ends meet in the middle. Use a dot of hot glue to keep the rope in this shape.
2. Start wrapping the thread around both pieces of rope, leaving about 2cm of rope exposed at either end.
3. Wrap tightly around the rope, and overlap the thread, so that no rope is showing through. When you are ready to change to a new color, simply tie a knot, trim the thread, and overlap the next color to hide the knot. Continue doing this until you reach the other side of the rope. Be sure to leave 2cm at the end.
4. Lay out your necklace chain and, if needed, use pliers to cut it to the desired length.
5. Thread one end of the chain through the rope loop so that it meets back with the chain. Using pliers and a jump ring, attach the chain end to the necklace chain. Do this on both sides,
6. Finally, cut the chain in half and attach the closure to one end of each chain using your pliers, a jump ring, and a lobster claw.

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