With this project, I might just finally have raffia out of my system (evidence of my addiction here, here and here). I love this DIY raffia necklace-- it's so playful and summery, plus it's also very simple to make! I used raffia I picked up on Etsy, and the shop owner, Aileen, was kind enough to offer a discount to Thanks, I Made It readers. You have until to July 15th to save 20% off an order of $15 or more using the code IHEARTDIY in her shop, Atoxicdream, and get your craft on!
Tools and materials:
Chain (I used two 7-inch sections of 7mm brass rolo chain)
Rhinestone chain (6mm, 6 inches)
Super glue (not pictured)
Loop 6 inches pieces of raffia between each rhinestone.
If using a fold over end that's smaller than the rhinestones, open it up with pliers. Otherwise, put a drop of glue on the fold over end or rhinestone connector, and add to the back of the last rhinestones. Press firmly, then let dry.
Once the glue dries, connect the rolo chain to the rhinestone portion of the necklace with jump rings, then attach the clasp with another jump ring. Voila!