July 16th, 2012

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DIY: Rope + Crystal Spike Necklace

I’ve been seeing so much gorgeous rope jewelry this summer.  After purchasing this bracelet and drooling over this necklace, I decided to try my hand at making my own version.  The below necklace incorporates a new favorite combo of mine – natural rope, sparkly crystals, and tough spikes.  It also was the perfect way to use one of my favorite new supplies – foil tape.  It’s a fairly easy project, with big impact – be prepared to get quite a few compliments!  (PS – for a more subtle take on the rope necklace, try this!)

Materials / Where to BUY:  90″ 1/2″ wide Cotton Rope // Strong Glue (I used Gorilla Glue) // 5 Size 55 Silver Cone Spikes // Aluminum Foil Duct Tape // 3 Crystals – I used these exact ones. // 4 12.5mm long cord ends // Large Lobster Clasp // One large jump ring.

55 Responses to DIY: Rope + Crystal Spike Necklace

  1. Alyssa Hertzig July 16, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    oh wow! this is so cool! Love the spikes and i love those crystals–very different! I actually have my first DIY (!!) up on my blog today. (A DIY neon nail polish necklace inspired by Dannijo’s Capucine) Check it out! 
    -Alyssa
    http://www.thesparklylife.com/2012/07/diy-neon-nail-polish-necklace.html

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

      Aw, thanks Alyssa. I absolutely LOVED your DIY – you did a great job!!!

  2. Charlotte Walker July 16, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    This is a great DIY Grace – Love it!

    Lotts x
    http://lottsandlots.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      Thank you so much, Charlotte! I hope you try making it!

  3. Frankie hearts fashion July 16, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    saw this on insta and fell in love!! x

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

      thanks girl! xoxo

  4. Alyson July 16, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Wow, statement maker! Saw it on you and LOVED it but not sure I could work the spikes… just got the Stella & Dot little spikes so we’ll see how that goes. But, must try rope: so perfect for summer! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      You can totally pull off the spikes. Start small – soon you’ll be addicted!

  5. Laetitiasweeney Rose July 16, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Love it! I’ll try doing a similar one. :)

    Kiss.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      thanks! If you do, please be sure to send me a photo – would love to feature it on the S+S Facebook page!

  6. Elizabeth Schneider July 16, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Seriously Grace, your DIY’s are amazing and so creative! You have such good knowledge of supplies, I would have never thought to use metallic tape. So fun!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

      Aw, you’re too kind Liz! So glad you like the project. Foil tape is the best. So easy to do so many creative things.

  7. Viviana Carmona July 16, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Ok, you really, seriously need to open an Etsy shop. Really.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

      Aw, I hope to – one of these days!!

  8. christin schindewolf July 16, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    toot toot, amazing! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      toot toot, you are amazing.

  9. Sarah Pickell July 16, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    omg this is so cool! I definitely have to try this!!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      Thanks Sarah! If you try it, I’d love to see a photo – will feature it on the S+S Facebook page!

  10. Alexa C Evans July 16, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Love it paired with the stripes too! :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      Thanks, Alexa!!

  11. Sarah O'Brien July 16, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    sweet necklace, happy monday!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      Thanks, Sarah – happy Monday to YOU!

  12. Tamra Sanford July 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    Great design, Grace!! Love the mix of rope, spikes and bling!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      Aw, thanks Tamra! I think you need to make it! xox

  13. Sarah July 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    This is so awesome! I love the foil tape – such a nice touch.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

      Aw, thanks Sarah! I hope you try making it! xx

  14. Thenowstylebook July 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Oh my gosh Grace, way to go!!! That is amazing. It looks just like the one on my lust list :) You are so talented lady!!! xoxo Elizabeth

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

      Thanks, Elizabeth! You should give making it a try!!

  15. Eva July 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Wow!!! This is absolutely fabulous! You’re so creative xx

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

      You are so sweet – I’m so happy that you like the project, Eva!

  16. Gina July 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    You got me at stripes. then, you hooked me with those sparkles. I love it! Love your blog, just bookmarked it!

    http://www.eatblogpray.blogspot.com
    xo

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

      Aw, thank you Gina! I’ll hop over to your blog, too! Have a great afternoon.

  17. Gloria July 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    This is so creative! Love the final look!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

      Thanks Gloria, so happy that you like it!

  18. Tara McNulty July 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    i love love love this! so brilliant girl! one of my all time faves :-)

    xx,
    Tara


    http://www.thewondergirl.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

      Thank you Tara. I feel like it’s very you!!!

  19. tanya_caines July 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    This is lethal, love it but ! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

      Thanks Tanya!! What’s the but?

  20. Kate {domestikatedfe} July 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    love this grace! one of your best yet! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

      aw, thank you so much Kate! xo

  21. Erika [small shop] July 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Wow. How do you even come up with these? I mean really, had no idea that you can buy spikes! Love the tough/natural contrast!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

      Aw, you are too sweet Erika! And oh yes you can buy spikes galore online… studsandspikes.com is my favorite!

  22. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It July 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    Nice job lady! That metallic tape is a great idea.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      Thank you Erin! xx

  23. Allyson Fulcher July 17, 2012 at 4:07 am #

    This is a fabulous DIY! I will definitely be pinning this for a rainy day!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      Thanks Allyson! If you make it, please send me a photo! xx

  24. Jordan - Queen of LA July 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    you are so clever!! love the metallic tape, im already dreaming up a million things to do with it…

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

      It’s kind of amazing – I can’t wait to do more with it!!

  25. helenishopeful July 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    wow, that looks really fancy but actually looks quite simple to do

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

      Aw, thank you! That was my goal! Fancy results – easy to make. :)

  26. Fashionablecollections August 8, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    I LOVE this post. I have been eyeing a similar necklace myself so I’m definitely going to try this out.

    Collections

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      I’m so glad you liked it!

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