July 2nd, 2012

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DIY Chevron + Chain Necklace

Summer isn’t complete without a bright, punchy necklace.  I’ve been inspired by all of the bright necklaces in stores this summer (this and this being at the top of my wish list,) and wanted to make something that I can wear while I’m at home all week on the Cape (or all summer long, for that matter.)  Preppy, fun and bright… what could be better?  I also made a red, white, and blue version to wear on the fourth, so be sure to scroll all the way down to see how that one turned out.

{I paired her with stripes, a bright manicure, and my handmade “Grace” ring from Madison Elizabeth Designs.}

Materials /Where to Buy:  2mm Macrame Cord in two colors // Chunky (17mm) Gold Chain // Embroidery Floss // Lighter // Embroidery Needle

1.  Begin by cutting your cord into six pieces by 60″ each.  (three pieces of each color.)  // 2.  Take your first color, fold it in half, and tie a knot.  Your loop should be big enough to accomodate a knot (the knot + loop will account for your clasp.) // 3.  Thread your second color through the loop.  // 4.  Criss cross your second color over the first color, using the fishtail braid technique that you learned from this post.

5.  Continuing the fishtail technique, cross your original first color over the second color.  // 6.  Continue this technique until you get to the end.  // 7.  When you get to the end, tie a big knot, and seal the ends together with a lighter.  // 8.  You’ve made the rope part of the necklace. Technically, you could just leave it alone and be done… but we’re going to snazz it up a bit with some chain.

9.  Lay the chain out next to your braided rope necklace, to determine how much chain you need.  // 10.  Thread your floss through your needle.  //11.  Tightly tie the floss to your chain.  // 12.  Thread your floss under the first link of the braid.

13.  Wrap the floss back through the chain, and repeat.  Each chain link should be looped through twice.  // 14.  After you’ve wrapped your floss through the first link twice, thread it under the second link and repeat the process.  //  15.  Continue this process for the remainder of the necklace.  //  16.  When you reach the end, knot securely!  You are done!

100 Responses to DIY Chevron + Chain Necklace

  1. AmarilloNeon Diy July 2, 2012 at 6:40 am #

    Great, beautiful necklace. I like neon colors.Kisses.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:45 am #

      Thanks – so happy you liked it!

  2. Alyssa Hertzig July 2, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    love this! now i just need to decide which colors to do! :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:46 am #

      I see you in neons :)

  3. Kimberly S July 2, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    This is amazing – love the red, white & blue one!! :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:46 am #

      Thanks, Kimberly!!

  4. LaLouli July 2, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    aaah i love this!! http://lalouli.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:46 am #

      Glad you like it!

  5. LaLouli July 2, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Here is a DIY link for the shopbop necklace you mentioned above http://www.makeitandfakeit.com/2012/04/tribal-necklace-diy.html  hope you like it.  LaLouli http://lalouli.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:46 am #

      Thanks! I actually linked to that post this weekend!

  6. Elizabeth Schneider July 2, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Your creativity when it comes to this blows me away, seriously! Love these. 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:46 am #

      Aw, thanks Liz! I’m so glad you liked it.

  7. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It July 2, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Nice work Grace!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:46 am #

      Thanks Erin!! xo

  8. Alex (Things That Sparkle) July 2, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Loooove this. And the patriotic one is so perfect!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Thanks, Alex! I hope you make one! :)

  9. The Marcy Stop July 2, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    So stylish and cool! Loving your blog too, thanks so much for dropping by ours.
    Following you on BL now and looking forward to keeping up!
    xL

    http://themarcystop.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Aw, thank you so much! I’m looking forward to keeping up, too! xo

  10. christin schindewolf July 2, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    I want one!!! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Office DIY party!!

  11. Julia Rosinus July 2, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    So obsessed!! And love the ring, too! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Thanks, Julia!! I hope you try making one!

  12. Danica July 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    so cool! love it! :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

      Thank you Danica! I hope you try it!!

  13. Thenowstylebook July 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    A-MAZING!!! Maybe I will try to make my own!!! xoxo Elizabeth
    The NOW Stylebook

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

      Thanks Elizabeth, I hope you give the project a try!

  14. Gerbermom2007 July 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Beautiful Grace! I love it!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

      thank you so much!

  15. Jaclyn July 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    This is amazing! Your photos are great and make it look so easy to make too.

    Stay in the Lines

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 4, 2012 at 10:13 am #

      Thank you so much, Jaclyn! I hope you give it a try. Happy fourth!!

  16. Sarah (Saturday Sequins) July 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    What an awesome project! I love that it’s sewn together — I’ve been on a needle and thread kick lately. ;)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 4, 2012 at 10:14 am #

      Me too! (Happy fourth!)

  17. Frankie hearts fashion July 3, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    good lord you are the craftiest lady I know! I love this!! xo

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 4, 2012 at 10:14 am #

      You are too kind! xoxo Happy Fourth, Nicole!

  18. Nora July 3, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    Really pretty.

    Nora

    http://notenora.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 4, 2012 at 10:14 am #

      thanks, Nora!!

  19. steph July 3, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    love it! thanks for the great idea x 

    skinnyfoxx.blogspot.com 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

      Thanks, Steph! I hope you make it!

  20. Jordan - Queen of LA July 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    omg grace! the red white and blue is soooo fabulous! i wish i could make one in time for celebrations tomorrow! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

      Thanks, Jordan! I think you should make it!!

  21. Crystalin July 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    These are so beautiful! I love the neon pink.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 4, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      thanks, Crystalin!! You should try it out! xx

  22. lara / the glossarie. July 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    the necklace is gorgeous – but i can’t take my eyes off your nails! :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 4, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      Aw, thanks! It’s CND Shellac in Tutti Frutti! xx

  23. victoria | vmac+cheese July 4, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    Love this!! The blue and white one is perf for tomorrow!!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 4, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      Thanks, V – I can’t wait to wear it! Hope you have a great fourth! xo

  24. Jackie July 4, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    That is seriously genius.  I love how pretty and versatile it is and that you can change out the colors so easily!  Great idea!

    daydreamer-alifestyleblog.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 4, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      Thank you Jackie! I hope you make one! xx

  25. the coattail effect July 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    thats awesome…i think if you used some neutral cord colors it could definitely look worthy of j crew :)

    thecoattaileffect.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

      I think so too!

  26. Danielle July 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    I went to get my supplies to make this and I can’t find macramé cord anywhere! So bummed. Any alternatives you suggest?

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

      Hi Danielle! Did you click the link in my post? I linked to Hobby Lobby, who sells (online) the exact cord that I used for this project!

  27. Lauren_brooke July 7, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    Where did you find that chain? Do you know where I could find one like it? Thanks!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

      Hi Lauren, I link to the exact chain I used in the post! It’s from M&J Trimming.

  28. Kara Endres July 7, 2012 at 1:12 am #

    So cute! I love the different colors in the braid. 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

      Thanks lady.. xox

  29. Tisha Green July 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Beautiful necklace! Anything that is bright pink is right up my alley and P.S. LOVE the pink nails =)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

      Thank you so much! It’s CND Shellac… Tutti Frutti!

  30. Tuisha July 11, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    How do you wear it though? Like how do I fasten the necklace around my neck? 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 11, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      The knot goes through the loop! :) hope that makes sense!

  31. Ruby van werven July 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    it’s really cool!! =D im gonna try and make it this summer. i wanted to go shopping for supplies tomrrow but i was wondering what the lenght of the golden chain is? =)  I hope you can help me, thanks in advance  Byebye

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

      Hi Ruby, The length of the chain should be whatever length you’d like your necklace to be! I made mine 17″ long. Hope that helps you!

      • Ruby van werven July 13, 2012 at 3:14 am #

        thank you for your quick anwers! =D sure helps me a lot,, gonna shop for it today hope i’ll find everything!

        • Grace Atwood
          graceatwood July 13, 2012 at 10:29 am #

          Of course! Just let me know if you need any more help. Good luck!!

  32. Sferrer99 July 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    I hardly ever (make that practically NEVER) comment on anyone’s blog, but this is such a GORGEOUS piece of work that I felt compelled to let you know. When I saw it I was like “WHERE DO I BUY IT?”, and then-TO BOOT-you show us how to make it!
    A million thanks!

    Sara

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 15, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

      Aw, your comment completely made my weekend! I’m so happy that you liked the project… it’s fun + easy and the results are so pretty. I hope you make it… if you do, please send me a photo! xx

  33. Tara McNulty July 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    love love this one too!! where do you get the inspiration?! and also: do you order supplies online? or do you buy somewhere in NY? I can never find ANYTHING i need!

    xx,
    Tara


    http://www.thewondergirl.com
     

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 17, 2012 at 10:37 am #

      Aw, thanks Tara! I don’t know I just do it, haha! I buy most of my supplies online (and always link to where to buy in the post.) All the stuff from this post is pretty easy to find online – I hope you try making it!!

  34. Karissa July 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    I absolutely love this tutorial! Fabulous necklace, and perfect with your pretty nails, ring and shirt.

    http://theautumnissue.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 17, 2012 at 10:38 am #

      Thank you Karissa, I’m so happy that you like the project!

  35. Islunmw July 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Where do you buy chunky chain links? Been looking online and they’re just the small ones. Thanks!!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

      Thanks! I actually link to the EXACT chain that I used for the project! Check out the Materials section under the second photo. It’s from M&J Trimming. It’s 17mm wide which guarantees that chunky awesomeness.

  36. Ashley August 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I made this today, but my rope is too small to be worn around my neck. 60″ of cord folded in half resulted in 14″ of braided rope. I guess I’ll have to undo it :-( I love the look though!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

      Oh no, that’s so weird! I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you!

  37. StyleBomb August 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

     This is stunning!! I love it!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

      Aw, thank you Jen! So happy you like it!

  38. Veronica Byrnes February 24, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    Hi There!
    I made this over the weekend and absolutely love it! I had a lot of trouble with the fishtail braid, so I had to improvise but it still turned out great. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

    Veronica

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