dip + dyed + knot
... three magic words in my DIY dictionary!This is what I made for E's birthday... some weeks ago.
I saw the Anthropologie dip dyed necklace and I knew few facts:
- she loves anything Anthro;
- her favorite color is still purple,
- a girl can never have enough accessories.
|left: anthropologie - collage by moi|
DIY dip dyed knot necklace supplies:
* Waxed Cotton Cord 2mm White (about 3 yards)
* 2- Leather Cord Ends 4mm
* Pebeo Setacolor Transparent Fabric Paint Parma Violet
* 4mm delicate Curb Chain 1ft
a drop of E-6000 glue
because the necklace is rather long, the clasp and jump rings are optional (I decided to opt out)
* 1- Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm
* 2- 8mm Open Jump Rings
DIY dip dyed knot necklace tutorial // how-to:
|First: wash the cord with warm water and soap, to get the wax off.|
Once dried, the cord will appear thicker.
(in the picture: on the right the cord brand new - on the left washed and dried)
make a 4 bights turk's head knot
|the knot is very easy, just follow the arrows... |
Fold the cord in half and wrap the knot around twice.
|Once the knot is done, give it the "messy look" by un-tighten it a little.|
|use a plastic container, and pour just the size of |
a hazelnut amount of fabric paint into it.
|Mix it with few spoonfuls of water, |
and dip a sample of the cord to check the color intensity
|Dip the knot into the dye, and leaving just the knot a little longer|
to give it a darker shade.
|Leave it to dry - for a more intense color,|
once dried dip the part with the knot once again in the dye.
|At this point, it's really up to you.. you can leave the knot as is|
|...or you can un-tight it a bit more, to show off the ombre effect.|
|Wrap the two cords tightly with some tape at about 3" over the dye|
|Cut the cords, leaving just about 1/8" to keep the two cords together|
|Using a drop of E6000 and a toothpick, |
slide the cords into the cord end - on both sides
|Slide the chain into the cord ends and |
/additional/ use a jump ring to connect the clasp in the center
and another jump ring for the closure.
... head over to Encourage Fashion to see the red version with a 5 bights knot
(the same knot I used for the nylon cord coasters!!)
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