Sunday, 6 May 2012

My DIY - Nautical necklace



This is my first DIY project for the blog and I couldn't be more excited. That was a long time coming and I plan on doing this a regular thing. This one was so much fun to do. And I promise, it's real simple, way more than it looks !

1. To do this you will need:

SUPPLY: A colorful rope, embroidery tread in coordinating colors (I used two but take as many as you want, or none at all !), 2 spring end or jewelery end, 1 lobster clasp and 2 jump rings. The chain is optional,
TOOLS: Scissors, jewelry pliers (or the long nose ones from the boyfried toolbox), a hot glue gun (with glue in it!) and a lighter.

Now we will make the rope chain wich is basically a basic crochet chain stitch. If you don't understand with the pics there's some great videos on YouTubes.
2. Leaving a long part behind (remember the chain is the middle of the necklace) just make a loop with the rope. The beginning of the rope should be the part that's under the loop.
3. Hold the loop with one end.
4. Put your fingers of the other hand in the loop to go grab the rope.
5. Pull all the way through until the knot you just made is tight enough.
6. Now you basically are gonna do the same thing until the chain is long enough.
7. Here you go, almost done !
8. Cut the rope leaving a long end and to fasten the chain, just pull the end through your last loop.
9. Pull until it's tight.
10. Now decide how long you want the necklace to be and cut both ends at the same distance from the chain. To get neat end to the rope, lightly burn it with the lighter. Then, glue the spring or jewelry end with the hot glue gun.
11. Put the clasp on (and chain if you have one)
12. If you want to, add embroidery tread around the rope for a little more colour. (I used THAT TECHNIQUE)


Et pour mes lecteurs francophones, je serai heureuse de vous donner les instructions en français si vous le voulez. Envoyez moi seulement un petit courriel !



P.S. To make this I was inspired by THIS and THIS that I found via Pinterest.

16 comments:

  1. Hey!! Good Job. It's always exciting to start doing new things, congratulations!! I'm so glad to see this, I hope you keep on doing creative projects, I'll be checking out your blog :)

    Kisses

    Sylvia

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  2. This is so cute, and it looks so easy to make...I never would of thought to "crochet" the rope for the knotted effect!

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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    1. Thanks ! It's really easy, this is crochet 101, with no crochet !

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  3. Wow !! Trop jolie ce collier :) J'adore ! Merci pour ton passage sur notre blog.

    Des Bisous
    Cassandre de http://duodeuxmode.blogspot.com/

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    1. Merci beaucoup ! J'ai beaucoup aimé votre blog ! Je vais revenir, j'espère vous revoir ici aussi !

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  4. Cute! I like the red white and blue!

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    1. Thanks ! I'm happy you stopped by, love your blog !

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  5. Marie-Eve,
    Thanks so much for visiting our blog! Your first DIY looks awesome & the graphics are so easy to follow :) Can't wait to see more! xo

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    1. Thanks for visiting ! And thanks for you input on the project, it means a lot !

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  6. A great guide, with a great result!! :)

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    1. thanks ! I got great comments on it the times i wore it !

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  7. where did you get the ends and how much were they?

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    1. I got them at Michael's, and they were about 3$ for a pack of 4 or 6. You can also get some on etsy.

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  8. This is adorable! Where did you get the rope? I am having a terrible time finding it!

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    1. Thanks ! I got it at Walmart in the tools section.

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