Monday, August 23, 2010

DIY Goodness: Knotted & Braided Necklace

In an effort to use all of my jersey fabric [and provide more DIY's on the site], I have yet another necklace tutorial. This necklace can be constructed for under $10 [even less if you rip up a shirt or two], which is pretty good considering necklaces of these kind can run $50 +. 

To make the floral pom's that are featured on this necklace, you will need to view this tutorial

1. Cut (3) pieces of fabric 24 inches long, and 3 inches wide

2. Pin all three sections together, and begin to braid them

 3. The braid should be about ten inches long; make a knot at 10 inches
>>Continue knotting the necklace until you reach the end

>>Choose endcaps; these can be purchased at most Micheal's & JoAnn's Craft Stores in the jewelry section

4. In order to keep your knot from unraveling; apply a small bead of glue at the very end. - Also apply glue to the inside of your end-cap and stick the end of the necklace inside. 

 5. Attach your chain to the end of your end cap with open jump rings, then also attach your lobster clasp.

Make your fabric flowers following this tutorial, then sew or glue them on to your necklace. You can attach as little or as many as you like! You can even do the fabric flowers in a different color for an unexpected pop.



To get more inspiration, check out these cool necklaces from Anthropologie 

Pretty Pouf Necklace - $42 - Anthropologie
Set Ashore Necklace - $48 - Anthoropologie
Knotty And Nice Necklace - $168 - Anthropologie
Akela Necklace - $38 - Anthropologie
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19 comments:

  1. Ok so this couldn't be any easier to do! Thank you for the post. All I need to get are some end caps and I'm good to go! I'll let you know how it turns out.

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  2. great tutorial,it makes sense making your own than actually paying such an amount for it.

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  3. Soooo cute!! Im really interested in doing this and the flower earrings...how much does the the end caps cost?

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  4. Original and great tutorial tks u!!!

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  5. Great idea and looks really easy.

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  6. so simple and so cute! thanks for sharing!

    missdeeplyrooted.blogspot.com

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  7. Gorgeous and Sooooooo inspirational. Yes.

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  8. Weekend project for me to try!! Thanks for the tutorial hun

    shae
    http://afroniquelyyou.com

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  9. After reading your post yesterday, coincidentally I came across this post on some more inspirational pieces...thought I would share: http://www.shebreathes.com/blog/2010/08/reytan-jewelry-by-denise-julia-reytan.html

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  10. so cute! I wanna make one!

    http://poeticcreations-theart.blogspot.com/

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  11. So cute and simple. I'll definitely be tackling a DIY project this weekend!

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  12. beautiful, but I know the likelihood of me making it, is nonexistent. I'll pass it on to my 2 of my girlfriends who are so creative and talented.

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  13. very cute DIY! and that Akela necklace is giving me all types of inspiration!

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  14. @Chinye; Oh it was super easy, I could have completed it with one eye closed, and one hand tied behind my back! Kinda..lol

    @Fashion Rehab; Thank you! And yeah, I refuse to pay an arm and a leg for scraps of fabric!

    @Ms. B; Thank you! I paid about $3 for them!

    @lily-baccara s; Thank you; you're welcome!

    @Sing; Thank you! It's super easy!

    @Hell Notes for Beauty™; Thank you!

    @Jlynn Smith;Thank you!

    @BreukelensFinest; You're welcome! Thank you!

    @leggsnshoes; Thank you!

    @Kearea; Thank you very much!

    @Afroniquely; Thank you

    @mysskay; Thank you for the inspiration!

    @Rosalind Jackson; Thank you so much! Let me know how it works for you if you decide to make one!

    @Living Fly on a Dime; Thank you! It's so easy, you can make a few at a time! I love instant gratification projects!


    @Huda; HA! LOL Please do pass it on!

    @L ~DIY Diva~; Thank you! That Akela necklace is my FAVE out of the bunch!

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  15. So I went to purchase all of the materials for this and I, for the life of me, cannot find the end caps. I've looked at Jo Ann's , Michaels and even online. Are they also known my another name? I can't wait to make this necklace! :-)

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