Monday, March 28, 2011

neon nylon cord statement necklace

Neon colors are popping out and about, I like some accents, although I'm not sure about making big investments on items tat will be most likely "so yesterday" in less than a season.


As usual, I did it my way, and in less than one hour!
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--> the ingredients:
* two different colors nylon rope at your hardware store
* a spring clasp
* two split rings
* 5 ft of thin metal chain
* a big crochet hook (mine is 6mm)
* threads in matching colors of your ropes 
* needle, scissors & pliers
* some sort of fire (stove, matches or lighter)
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--> the recipe step-by-step
* crochet 25 chain stitches
* chain 2 (this will be your first double crochet)
* crochet in double crochet until the end of the row 
* bind off leaving about 2"
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* change color and start to crochet slip stitches on the side/edge of your double crochets
* crochet 3 slip stitches on the side
(in this way you will find your crochet on the chain stitches that you started with)
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* chain 2
* skip 1, slip stitch 1, chain 2 - repeat until the end of the row 
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* slip stitch 3 on the side edge 
* bind off leaving about 2"
..... you should have something like this:
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* light your fire!
* pul the top of the nylon cord slightly so that the inner part will be exposed
* cut about 1/2" of the white inner part
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* pull up the nylon cord
* melt the edge just going close to the fire
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* with the matching thread, hide and secure the 'tail' with few stitches 
* repeat this operation for all the 'tails'
* take your chain and attach one end to the safety pin
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* pull the safety pin in and out like you're hand sewing, leaving about 6" of chain at the beginning
* when you have reached the end, leave 6" of chain
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* with the help of your pliers, attach the clasp with the split ring on one side
* and the other split ring on the other side (my clasp has a "figure 8" ring for closure, so I attached that with the split ring) 
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wear it with pride!


ADVISE: 
this DIY is addicting, I know you'll make matching bracelets, and get nylon cords in every color!
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xox, d.

5 comments:

  1. Wow. Great tutorial. Wish I knew how to crochet.

    Checking out your other projects as well.

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  2. Thanks! these are the very basic crochet stitches: check you tube, it's a great source of tutorials!

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  3. OOOOEEMMMGEEE! Love this! These are the kinds of projects you can't find in library crochet books (my go to...expect when my kids are screaming on the other side of the library and i have to grab them and leave empty handed).

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  4. thanks!!!!
    btw... I love a good scream in the library!

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  5. Amazing!!!! Wish I could manage this :)

    Sadie x
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

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