DIY Woven Neon and Gold Chain necklace
Neon is taking over… Clothes, jewellery, shoes. I’ve been eyeing this Noir Neon Necklace for 3 months now, and only yesterday I had an epiphany to make a necklace myself. I finally put to use the embroidery threads I bought a year ago when hoping to make friendship bracelets. I combined the threads with a gold chain necklace that was bought for my baby Anastasia to play. As she likes playing with my Mimcos I thought it’s better to give her a sparkly cheapie to play with instead.
From the initial idea to completion the necklace took me about 30 mins. The result was rather pretty, so I thought I’d share how to make one yourself with you, darlings! It is really easy and inexpensive (mine cost $13).
1) Fold the thread over itself four times. Cut into 2 pieces of different lengths. The first piece is much shorter than the second – measure it against the necklace and cut it to be slightly longer than the necklace is allowing a bit extra to tie it at the ends. The second piece should be 3 times longer than the necklace to be sufficient to do the weaving.
2) Fix both pieces at one end of the necklace. The shortest piece to go along the necklace and the longest piece gets woven over it with the necklace.
3) Start weaving as shown on the photo above. Pull the threads tight at each weave.
4) If you have something to hang the necklace on while weaving that will significantly ease the process. Apparently, there are special hanging/holding gadgets for advanced DIY-lovers who weave a lot. Otherwise, you may wish to hold one end between your knees as I did.
5) When finished, tie double knots with the threads and cut the excess off close to the knot.
6) Enjoy your new unique necklace!
P.S. You can buy a neon necklace like that in my Etsy Shop, in case you’d like to own the necklace but have no time or energy making it yourself.
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