1 Supply 3 Projects: Neon Twine - Part 3


This week, I'm using my super cheap neon pink masonry line from the hardware store for a fun, layered necklace.
Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2.

Tutorial Mosaic

Materials:  Neon Pink Twine, Jump Rings in Various Sizes, Clasp, Lighter

Directions: Cut about 15 pieces of twine to the just a bit longer than you want your necklace.  I used a necklace I already own as a guide.

Make a couple of braids with some of the twine, braiding in a jump ring here or there as a little extra adornment.

At the begenning and end of each braid and the leftover unbraided pieces melt the ends together with a lighter.  It just takes a couple of seconds of contact with the fire.

Now, you should have 2 braids and all the other pieces.  I slipped a couple of jump rings around the loose pieces, too.

To sort of keep it all hanging together, I ran a strand or two of the loose pieces through the one or two of the jump rings in the braided pieces. 

Now combine all three pieces -- the 2 braids and the loose strands -- together by wrapping a small piece of twine around the ends and melting it a bit with the lighter.  Repeat on the other end.

To add the clasp, I just ran jump ring through the piece twisted on the end and added the clasp. 

Add the other end, I added a series of jump rings to create a little chain.  And that's it!  Not too bad for a hardware store find. 

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  1. dang, you're so clever.

  2. tried two days to pin this to Pinterest, with no luck. I don't see it anywhere on your pinboards to re-pin. If you have a pin, can you please direct me to it?

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  3. Curious if you could help me sense you brought up string like this. I haven't seen the solution anywhere, but I found the string and its a bit dirty. I was wondering if you had any hints or tips on cleaning the string without just throwing it in the washing machine?

    1. Hi, Daniel: I think it would depend largely on what kind of string it is. Nylon string like the one I used here could probably just be wiped clean because it's a slick, synthetic fiber. Cotton strings would be decidedly harder to get clean, but I would recommend hand-washing in your sink rather than throwing in the machine where it will almost certainly unravel. I hope this helps!


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