I feel like I haven't made anything (or at least, made anything and taken photos of the process) in ages! The last 6 weeks been an incredibly busy time for me with the holidays, work, and school, so it's been hard to feel motivated and on top of things on the blog front. However, I've long had this idea for a necklace inspired by a few of my favorite jewelry designers, mixing the hardware from one with the white leather of another. All the materials have been sitting on my desk for ages, so long that the black thread was collecting dust. If you decide to try it, I'm sure yours won't take as long! Psst-- a lot of these materials (all but the cord, actually) are what I used to make these super popular DIY bracelets, so you can stockpile supplies for multiple projects.
Tools and materials:
1. Cut your cord to your desired length, then tie on the embroidery thread where you would like the color blocked section to start. Begin wrapping. 2. Wrap the thread the entire color blocked section. Make sure both sides match up on the necklace. Tie off the thread. 3. Add a dab of glue on the string knot and the cord. 4. Slide a compression sleeve onto one end of the cord...
5. ...and press firmly into the glue. 6. Repeat on the other side, and slide on a few more compression sleeves. 7. Put a drop of glue in the cord ends, and slide onto the cord. Allow to dry. 8. Attach the jump rings to each cord end and a clasp on one side.