Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DIY MM6 leather knot

a "totally inspired" version and a variation 

This 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 : - 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
* scissors

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
...and wait until dry - I suggest a couple of hours of patience.

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.

xox, d.

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