September 25th, 2012


DIY: Shourouk inspired Rope & Crystal Necklace

Shourouk has been absolutely killing it lately.  They might just be my favorite jewelry designer right now.  A few favorites include this and this, but their Ivana Necklace is truly something special.  The pairing of ornate crystals and luxe jewel-tone rope makes it so unique and different.  It’s the sort of thing you can wear with jeans and a tee, or a ball gown.  I set out to make my own interpretation of it and have been wearing it pretty constantly.  I love it equally paired with my casual Tippi sweater (below) or with a little black dress (at Lucky’s event last week.)  Although it’s rather fancy looking, it’s easy to make… all you need is some rope, crystals, and velvet ribbon.  I opted to make mine in oxblood, but the cord comes in a wide array of colors.

{Keep in mind, we’re using the word inspired here…  I am not a jeweler, so the velvet ribbons felt like a great way to create a bib effect without soldering gemstones together.}

Materials // Where to Buy:  Assorted gemstones in their settings + rhinestone trim // 2″ Velvet Ribbon // 5/16″ Satin Rope

6 Barrel Cord Ends // 1 Large Lobster Clasp // 6 Small Jump Rings // 1 Large Jump Ring. // Strong Glue

{Start by cutting your rope into three pieces.  I made mine 16″, 16.5″, and 17″ long.    (Use masking tape to ensure that the ends don’t fray.)  Next, glue a barrel cord end onto each end.  Allow to dry… positioning the shortest piece at the top and the longest piece at the bottom.}

{Cut three pieces of velvet.  One should be 6.5″.  This will be your center piece.  The other two side pieces should be 5″ long.  Fold each piece in half and trim the ends to a triangular point.  Wrap the pieces around your rope and glue the sides together.}

{This is where you get creative…  arrange your gemstones + rhinestone trim in a pattern.  Get creative and have fun!}

{Finish the necklace by adding a small jump ring to each cord end, and then a large jump ring to one side and a clasp to the other side.}

{And here it is in action!}

21 Responses to DIY: Shourouk inspired Rope & Crystal Necklace

  1. Fashion-meets-art September 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    gorgeous. i love it!!!!


    by Maren Anita

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      Thank you!

  2. Kara Endres September 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Wow, you never cease to amaze me with these jewelry DIYs. I love the color of this one.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      Aw thanks Kara!!! xoxo

  3. Julie & Lauren September 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Besides wanting that amazing necklace, I think I want that cute sweater too! You look great, Grace. XO

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      Aw, thanks guys!! You are too kind. DIY Date!

  4. Samantha September 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Obsessed! Making this for sure!!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

      Yay!! It is a fun one. You have to send me a pic if you do it.

  5. Miki Maneru September 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Really cute! I love the color of the rope :3

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

      Thank you… so happy you like it!

  6. Erin @ ThanksIMadeIt September 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Grace! Seriously! This one’s a knock out

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

      Aw, thanks so much, Erin!!

  7. christin schindewolf September 26, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    wwwhhhyyyy am i not crafty!?

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

      I will teach you my ways!!!

  8. Erica September 27, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    I love all the little details in this necklace.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

      Thanks, Erica!

  9. gameday stylist September 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    Grace – your hair looks awesome in that photo. This necklace is great. 

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood October 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

      Aw, thanks girl! xoxo


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