a "totally inspired" version and a variationThis necklace is been in my "project-to-do" folder for a couple of years. Not because of difficulty, as you can see it's a 5 minute project, but the key is to find the right soft leather cord and the appropriate clasp.
|left : shopbop.com - collage by moi|
DIY knot necklace & bracelet : supplies
* 8mm leather cord round stitched nappa in the color of your choice
* magnetic clasp inside diam. 8mm (1 for necklace, 1 for bracelet)
* E-6000 glue
the leather knot necklace and bracelet - how- to / tutorial
Cut the leather cord to size: I used white for the necklace, and I had just enough black cord left from my skinny belt and decided to make the bracelet black... I can never have enough of black and white!
|Necklace is 31" (79cm) long|
|Bracelet is 14" (35.5 cm) long|
|place a couple of dots of glue into the clasp, |
on both cord end sides
|with the help of a toothpick, insert the cord inside the clasp|
Tie the regular "pretzel" knot in the middle of the cord. ... Done!
...Repeat for the bracelet.
You can wear the necklace as is or...
snap the clasps together and make a color-block statement piece!
I really like these clasps, they look like maxi oval beads and the matte finish is perfection.
when using jewelry with magnetic parts: be VERY careful NOT to put them on the same wrist with your watch or leave them on your computer hard drive.
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