8.1.12

DIY Braided Rope Necklace

My new 2nd favorite show (Castle is first) is Jane By Design and I have only seen 1 episode! Maybe it's only because Jane says she makes her own clothes, or because of the exaggerated high school drama's, or because of the necklace in the photo below that I took a screen shot of while watching the show. 

Don't you just love this necklace? I definitely do. As soon as I saw it in the show I knew I had to make it. The combination of rope and beads just goes so well together.

My version:


Stuff you need:
6 x 110 cm Long Rope
Glue
String of Beads
2 Clips

1. Organize your string of beads and rope as shown below. Make sure your rope is separated into 2 groups of 3. Knot at either end of each set of rope. Make sure one set of rope extends above the string of beads and other extends below. 



2. Braid the string of beads and 2 sets of rope together. Clip at either end.


3. Undo the knots on the longer ends of the ropes. Separate them each of them as shown below:


4. Cut off the excess from the shorter ends.



5. Use the single ropes to wrap around at either of the braid. Glue to hold in place then remove excess from the single ropes.


6. Clip to hold in place while the glue is drying.


I am quite satisfied with my necklace, now DIY!


34 comments:

coco said...

superb !!!!

Clara Turbay said...

lovely and cool images. well done dear.

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Floortje said...

GREAT!
xxx

cecilie andrea torp said...

how cute!

House of Avandan said...

Great job on your DIY. The necklace is lovely!
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Anonymous said...

babe, you are my IDOL this is amazing i love this :)
xx

yiqin; said...

what a great DIY!

Ivana said...

What an amazing idea! Love your version!

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Fabliha said...

this is so cool... I wish I was this nifty!

xxx

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Alexa Bennett said...

wow! Great DIY!

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Alexa
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Laura said...

Your necklace is so much prettier than the original one :)

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Femke. said...

Wow, looks so cool!! Maybe even gonna try this one! :)

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Emma said...

So pretty. Come see my blog :)

xo Emma

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Fash Boulevard said...

ahhh, oh my goodness, this is beyond amazing. I totally want one. So chic. thanks for sharing, love. if you get a second, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest. xo

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Style Servings said...

Wow, this is absolutely lovely! REally creative, and I love the result!

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p e b b z said...

oh wow this is sooo cute!! I'd love this as a bracelet too :) xo

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Carmen said...

Thank you, lovely! When I don't want to do my hair, I just wear a ponytail. Simple as that. :-) Cool DIY, I love your blog. I check your blog every day to see if there are new posts! Love.

hannahstiff said...

Oh my gosh! I love this DIY and I'm totally not a DIY girl. This is a project I might actually be able to conquer:) Thanks so much for posting!! Oh my gosh! I love this car! What are the payments like every month? Thanks for posting about this car, I’m trying to decided if I should stick with what I have (a buick) or move on to better things:) Anyways, I just found your blog and started following! I also can't wait to check out Jane by Design. Looks so cute! Come by, say hi and follow back if you feel like it:) XO

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Cathy said...

What a great idea! Love it!!!!
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Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Saw her necklace on Jane and all I could think about was how much I wanted to make it! You did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Love this! I think there should be a show called "Tara by DIY". xxx

Tori said...

Oh my, I love your blog! I want to try all of your DIYs!!

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Megha Sarin said...

WOW! Love your blog <3 You are so creative <3

Love
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InĂªs de Castro said...

So beautiful! I'm gonna try it :)

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FashionBlow said...

OMG amazing, soooooo cute! Really nice ideas

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Ingrid said...

amazing!!!! I'll try this for sure!! following you, hope you'll follow me back :)

xx Ingrid

Ingrid said...

I've just shared it on my Facebook page :)

Forever Fashionably Late said...

Wow this is seriously amazing!!! Almost looks better than the original & seems pretty easy to make!

Victoria
Forever Fashionably Late

Amanda {feast.fashion.faves} said...

this is an AMAZING DIY project. great job, and thanks for sharing!

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Laure said...

I am going to try to do this:)
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BritneyN_0518 said...

Super cute necklace!

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Britney

Joan T.Ferrell said...

I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don't know who you are but definitely you're going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!
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The life of Clare said...

I love love love this necklace! What a fantastically easy and beautifully effective necklace! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jinny said...

Love this idea. Can't wait to try it