I was quite taken with the image below, and thought the necklace pictured just screamed “DIY me!” The combination of rope and chain is a great mix of crafty and cool, so here’s my spin on the combination. Keep reading for how to make your own.
Cotton rope, 6 ft
Thin chain, 24 inches
2 jump rings and clasp
2 cord ends (also know as bead caps, cones, and tips; similar here)
Bundle up the rope so you have three sections to braid, each with two strands of rope and about a foot long.
Center the chain along one of the bundles, so that there is an equal amount of chain on either end of the rope.
Braid the rope and chain together, keeping the chain with one bundle of rope.
Tightly tape together the ends of the rope, but not the chain.
Cut through the tape to create an evenly trimmed end for the rope. Slide one of the cord ends over the chain.
Add a drop of glue on the tape and rope and cover the ends of the rope and the tape with the cap. Pull the cap down tightly, and repeat to trim and cover the other end of the braid.
Make sure both ends of the chain are an even length, trim if necessary, then add jump rings and a clasp.