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.
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