I am loving rope jewelry right now. Bright, fun, tribal, and perfect for Spring. In my opinion, Holst + Lee does it the best. This necklace? Wow. Or this one? Oh my. My only complaint is the price tag. People. It’s rope. And cord. With a few brass accents. The cost of materials can’t be more than $20 – and that’s for the really elaborate ones. Some of the pieces are a bit more intricate and will require (hours) of work, but others? So simple. I thought today we’d start slow with this gorgeous single strand bracelet.
What you will need:
- about 6-7″ of rope, depending upon the length of your wrist.
- the same length of crystal chain
- about 30″ of two complementary colors of embroidery floss.
- two barrel cord ends, sized to fit 8mm cord
- two 4mm jump rings
- one brass clasp
- masking tape
- gorilla glue
Begin by taping your embroidery floss to the rope.
Wrap your embroidery floss around the rope once, and then add the chain – wrapping in between the first two crystals.
Continue to wrap, wrapping around 3x between each crystal.
Hold it steadily, and wrap away. A pattern will emerge!
When you are halfway through, knot on your second color, and keep wrapping.
(Go back and snip off the ends later.)
Keep on wrapping… when you get to the end, tape the end down, just as you had done in the beginning.
Apply a small drop of Gorilla Glue to each end, and slide on the end cap.
Allow to dry for 1-2 hours. (Overnight is best, but not everyone is that patient!)
Thread your jump ring through the end of the cap and close it.
Add your clasp…
And voila, your bracelet is complete!