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DIY Rope Necklace w/ Crystal Copper Plumbing Elbow

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Gift-buying is heaps of fun... until the credit card bill comes in. So instead of buying something for everybody in your life, why not have some fun and DIY some gifts for your girlfriends? Start with this easy peasy rope necklace!
This is one of my simpler DIYs and only took about five minutes or so to make.

Here's What You'll Need...

diy rope necklace

* Soft nylon rope cording {I stole mine from a pretty gift bag but you can find it in the curtain and/or trim section of your craft/fabric store}
90-degree Copper plumbing elbow {from your local hardware store}
* Crystals or gems {mine are self-adhesive, so you'll need glue if yours are not}
* Jewelry closure of sorts {though I just tied mine in a little knot}


diy rope necklace

* Remove rope from bags... this rope is finished at the ends so it won't fray. If yours is not finished, you will either have to finish it or use a jewelry closure finding to keep your rope in tact.

diy rope necklace

* Simply slip your rope through your copper elbow.

diy rope necklace

* Embellish as you wish. I thought I may cover the entire piece, so I grabbed my tiny nail gems as well, but I settled on a simpler, 4 gem motif.

* Again, I tied my necklace in a simple knot but you can finish it off with a proper jewelry clasp/closure if you wish.

diy rope necklace

*NOTE: The soft pink rope is really pretty next to the copper elbow, but other colors for contrast like ivory, blue, navy, burgundy and forest green would be pretty as well.


diy rope necklace

Tie both ropes together and wear it long! I actually like the simple tied knots but you can also just purchase a longer rope.

diy rope necklace

Have Fun!

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