Category Archives: DIY and Crafts
I was taking a gander at iSpyDIY‘s site and came across these inspiring ideas for a DIY rope necklace.
DIY hardware jewelry is so unique and pretty fun and easy to make. In this tutorial I will tell you the basics to make a hardware necklace.
There are a variety of different ropes, hemp, jute, hex nuts, and washers you can use to customize your piece. For this necklace I used hemp that I dyed and silver hex nuts. I have made a few bracelets with gold hex nuts and white rope and a few necklaces with dyed rope too. The possibilities are endless.
- Hex nuts – I picked up small, medium, large hex nuts
- Rope, Twine, Jute, or Hemp in your favorite color. I bought hemp and teal clothing dye to make the hemp blue.
- Jewelry Jump Rings – You will need the large ones.
- Jewelry Clasp
- For a 30 inch necklace I measured out 3 strands of hemp that were roughly 48 inches long.
- Dye hemp with clothing dye and let dry.
- Take your 3 pieces of hemp and tie around a large jump ring with a basic knot.
- Secure this end to a stable structure so you can easily keep tension on the necklace while braiding. I used an extra piece of string and tied the jump ring end to the chair leg.
- Begin to braid the 3 pieces of hemp together.
- After about 6-7 inches of braiding start to slip a hex nut on each strand before using it in the braid. I started with the smallest hex nuts, then medium, then large for a small-to-large effect.
- Continue stringing hex nuts and braiding until you are satisfied. For this piece, I only had hex nuts in the middle, then continued with a braid (sans hex nuts) to finish the piece.
- Add the clasp to the other jump ring and secure on to the end of your necklace.
- Ta da!
Daily Find: Burlap Coffee Sacks
We went to one of our favorite local coffee shops for breakfast this morning and I left with an armful of these gems. Oh happy day!
I have been looking for a local shop that sells their burlap coffee sacks for quite some time now. Typically they should not be so hard to find, unless you live in Park City where Starbucks prevails as the coffee king. I love my Starbucks, but just saying.
Anyways, I’ve slowly been collecting burlap coffee bags from all over for a variety of craft projects that have been on my mind. Let the DIYing begin! Many, many pins and posts to follow.
1: Paint a graphic frame.
2: Frame with raw driftwood.
3: Frame with your favorite repurposed wood, like old railroad ties.
4: Frame with a vintage window.