Mar 19, 2013

DIY: Anthropologie Dip-Dyed Knot Necklace

I was doing some online window shopping and came across this necklace on Anthropologie.
I loved the way it looked, but I did not love the price.


So I came up with this simple DIY.



What you need:
Thin rope, about 4 feet (leaves some extra to make however long of a necklace you would like)
Chain
Lobster clasp
Jump rings
Fabric dye, whatever color you choose!


For the knot, I followed this super easy tutorial. I have never made a turk's head knot and this video made it so easy!



I followed the rope around three times so I ended up with three sections each.

Once you have the turk's head knot complete, work with it so it is flattened out like the picture below. Also make sure that where you end the last loop it is in the same area as the other rope end so you can make the necklace.


Cut the ends so they are the same length.


Tie two knots so you end up with two looped ends to connect the chain to.


OPTIONAL: Apply some fabric glue so the knots are secure and in the right place.


Attach a jump ring to both loops and then attach the chain to each jump ring.


Attach the jump rings and lobster clasp.


Follow the directions with whatever fabric dye you choose, I used Rit Liquid Dye in Petal Pink. I combined 2 cups of water with 1/2 cup of dye and boiled it on the stove. Once it reached a boil, I dipped my necklace in as high as I wanted the dye to go. I did this a few times to get some parts darker.

Let it dry and it's done!



If you want to loosen the strings to make it look a little more like the Anthropologie necklace you can! 
I just liked how it turned out!

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xx M

6 comments :

  1. Oh, I LOVE this!! Thanks so much for sharing. It's gorgeous. I will definitely be making one. Found you via Knock-Off Decor!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait for you to try it out! :)

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  2. It's lovely! I've got everything but the dye so I'm going to the store after lunch, and making one (or more!) TODAY. Thank you for the nice tutorial! :)

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  3. Wow! I really like it! Thanks for sharing :) -Mika
    www.sparrowshaven.blogspot.com

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