SUPER Easy DIY Straight Knot Necklace!
I share everything about myself, but one of the things you don’t see on my blog are DIY’s! Sure, I have ideas and LOVE to create, but
at times often my perfectionism gets in the way of me creating much because I expect…well, PERFECTION! Reason why I don’t do a lot of videos because I will spend hours (literally) editing. Because of this, I prefer to just purchase what I want. However, one day recently I came across Meek-n-Mild’s DIY Straight Knot Necklace video which can be seen here and I figured I could NOT mess this up. I also wanted this necklace more than I cared about screwing it up so it was the perfect equation for me to step out and give it a try. I wanted to find a mustard colored fabric but the store didn’t have it. Instead I found a bold color similar to what Shirley used.
2- “S” shaped hooks
1- Chain see pictures to see what kind (approximately a foot and you can cut back) I got 15 inches just to be on the safe side. I couldn’t decide between the two chains so this gives you an idea that you can pretty much do whatever you like.
1 - Pair of shears
1 - Ruler to help you measure
1 - Piece of jersey fabric measured approximately 30 in long and about 1 foot wide (you will cut these into 4- 3 inch pieces)
1 - Pair of pliers
1 - Glue gun w/ glue sticks (I know…just sayin’)
How To (photos are in order from Left to Right)
1) Lay the fabric down on a flat surface, measure out the 3 inch pieces, once cut, stretch the fabric out. The fabric will roll up like a taco once stretched.
2) Gather all four pieces, take a piece of scratch material and tie the gathered ends together and knot.
3) Now you can begin with the straight knotting process- with strand 1 make a loop towards the front side of the knot and with strand 2 make a loop towards the back of the knot. Strand 4 goes over the end of strand 2 and loop through strand 1, and strand 3 goes over the open strand of strand 1 and through the loop of strand 2. Complete until there is no more fabric.
4) Gather the remaining ends, grab a piece of extra fabric and double knot.
5) Take a small piece of fabric and wrap around (width wise), hot glue it all around the knot and gathered pieces to close the ends.
6) Take a small approximately one inch size piece of material and glue length wise on the end (this will serve as the loop for your “S” hook to slop through. Repeat #5.
7) Slip through the “S” hooks on both ends. I decided to get smaller hooks but you can decide. I actually took my pliers and closed the ends of them so the fabric won’t slip out.
8) Take your chain and measure how much you want. You may want to determine this by trying on the necklace and seeing how low you want it to fall to decide. Use your pliers to loosen the chains, remove excess chains, add to the “S” hooks and there you go. I did close both ends of the “S” hook on one side of the necklace to secure it. I closed the other end (where the fabric is hooked to) but left the hook portion that connects to the chain undone. I’m still deciding what to do.
…and there you go! A quick an easy creation to add to your collection! Oh, and this passed the hubs test. He was very surprised the necklace looked so good. He actually thought I bought it! :-)