DIY: Rope + Crystal Spike Necklace

I’ve been seeing so much gorgeous rope jewelry this summer.  After purchasing this bracelet and drooling over this necklace, I decided to try my hand at making my own version.  The below necklace incorporates a new favorite combo of mine – natural rope, sparkly crystals, and tough spikes.  It also was the perfect way to use one of my favorite new supplies – foil tape.  It’s a fairly easy project, with big impact – be prepared to get quite a few compliments!  (PS – for a more subtle take on the rope necklace, try this!)

Materials / Where to BUY:  90″ 1/2″ wide Cotton Rope // Strong Glue (I used Gorilla Glue) // 5 Size 55 Silver Cone Spikes // Aluminum Foil Duct Tape // 3 Crystals – I used these exact ones. // 4 12.5mm long cord ends // Large Lobster Clasp // One large jump ring.

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  1. Alyssa Hertzig says 7.16.12

    oh wow! this is so cool! Love the spikes and i love those crystals–very different! I actually have my first DIY (!!) up on my blog today. (A DIY neon nail polish necklace inspired by Dannijo’s Capucine) Check it out! 

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Aw, thanks Alyssa. I absolutely LOVED your DIY – you did a great job!!!

  2. Charlotte Walker says 7.16.12

    This is a great DIY Grace – Love it!

    Lotts x

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Thank you so much, Charlotte! I hope you try making it!

  3. saw this on insta and fell in love!! x

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      thanks girl! xoxo

  4. Alyson says 7.16.12

    Wow, statement maker! Saw it on you and LOVED it but not sure I could work the spikes… just got the Stella & Dot little spikes so we’ll see how that goes. But, must try rope: so perfect for summer! 

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      You can totally pull off the spikes. Start small – soon you’ll be addicted!

  5. Love it! I’ll try doing a similar one. 🙂


    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      thanks! If you do, please be sure to send me a photo – would love to feature it on the S+S Facebook page!

  6. Elizabeth Schneider says 7.16.12

    Seriously Grace, your DIY’s are amazing and so creative! You have such good knowledge of supplies, I would have never thought to use metallic tape. So fun!

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Aw, you’re too kind Liz! So glad you like the project. Foil tape is the best. So easy to do so many creative things.

  7. Viviana Carmona says 7.16.12

    Ok, you really, seriously need to open an Etsy shop. Really.

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Aw, I hope to – one of these days!!

  8. toot toot, amazing! 

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      toot toot, you are amazing.

  9. Sarah Pickell says 7.16.12

    omg this is so cool! I definitely have to try this!!

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Thanks Sarah! If you try it, I’d love to see a photo – will feature it on the S+S Facebook page!

  10. Alexa C Evans says 7.16.12

    Love it paired with the stripes too! 🙂

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Thanks, Alexa!!

  11. Sarah O'Brien says 7.16.12

    sweet necklace, happy monday!

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Thanks, Sarah – happy Monday to YOU!

  12. Tamra Sanford says 7.16.12

    Great design, Grace!! Love the mix of rope, spikes and bling!

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Aw, thanks Tamra! I think you need to make it! xox

  13. Sarah says 7.16.12

    This is so awesome! I love the foil tape – such a nice touch.

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Aw, thanks Sarah! I hope you try making it! xx

  14. Thenowstylebook says 7.16.12

    Oh my gosh Grace, way to go!!! That is amazing. It looks just like the one on my lust list 🙂 You are so talented lady!!! xoxo Elizabeth

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Thanks, Elizabeth! You should give making it a try!!

  15. Eva says 7.16.12

    Wow!!! This is absolutely fabulous! You’re so creative xx

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      You are so sweet – I’m so happy that you like the project, Eva!

  16. Gina says 7.16.12

    You got me at stripes. then, you hooked me with those sparkles. I love it! Love your blog, just bookmarked it!

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Aw, thank you Gina! I’ll hop over to your blog, too! Have a great afternoon.

  17. Gloria says 7.16.12

    This is so creative! Love the final look!

    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Thanks Gloria, so happy that you like it!

  18. Tara McNulty says 7.16.12

    i love love love this! so brilliant girl! one of my all time faves 🙂


    • graceatwood says 7.16.12

      Thank you Tara. I feel like it’s very you!!!

  19. tanya_caines says 7.16.12

    This is lethal, love it but ! 

    • graceatwood says 7.17.12

      Thanks Tanya!! What’s the but?

  20. love this grace! one of your best yet! 

    • graceatwood says 7.17.12

      aw, thank you so much Kate! xo

  21. Erika [small shop] says 7.16.12

    Wow. How do you even come up with these? I mean really, had no idea that you can buy spikes! Love the tough/natural contrast!

    • graceatwood says 7.17.12

      Aw, you are too sweet Erika! And oh yes you can buy spikes galore online… is my favorite!

  22. Nice job lady! That metallic tape is a great idea.

    • graceatwood says 7.17.12

      Thank you Erin! xx

  23. Allyson Fulcher says 7.17.12

    This is a fabulous DIY! I will definitely be pinning this for a rainy day!

    • graceatwood says 7.17.12

      Thanks Allyson! If you make it, please send me a photo! xx

  24. you are so clever!! love the metallic tape, im already dreaming up a million things to do with it…

    • graceatwood says 7.17.12

      It’s kind of amazing – I can’t wait to do more with it!!

  25. helenishopeful says 7.17.12

    wow, that looks really fancy but actually looks quite simple to do

    • graceatwood says 7.17.12

      Aw, thank you! That was my goal! Fancy results – easy to make. 🙂

  26. Fashionablecollections says 8.8.12

    I LOVE this post. I have been eyeing a similar necklace myself so I’m definitely going to try this out.


    • graceatwood says 8.8.12

      I’m so glad you liked it!