Dressing up a simple outfit is easy if you have the right accessories. Some accessories that you find in stores may be quite expensive. What you can do is to make your accessories. One of the easiest accessories that you can make on your own are cord jewelry necklaces. These necklaces are simple yet elegant and can make your simple outfit more attractive. Another advantage of this is that you get to choose what type of necklace you want to do. Best of all, you won’t have to spend as much money!
Here are the simple steps on how you can make your own cord jewelry necklaces:
- Materials. Buy the materials that you need for the cord necklace. You will need leather cords of the color of your choice and some beads and feathers that you want to use as a pendant for your necklace. You won’t need to buy a clasp for this type of necklace that you are going to make. This cord necklace that you will make is adjustable so you can alter the length of the necklace and at the same time save some money buy not buying some clasps.
- Prepare the length of the necklace. First, get your cord and estimate the length of the necklace that you want. It is better to make a longer necklace as you can make shorter anyway. Lay your leather cord on a table and make the two ends overlap about seven inches. Make sure that the circle you make when you overlap the two ends still fits your neck.
- Making the necklace. Now that you have estimated the length of your necklace, you can insert the pendant that you are going to use. It depends on you if you want to use a single bead, several beads or some feathers for the pendant. Afterwards, you are ready to tie the adjustable cord.
To tie the adjustable cord, first get the left cord and put it under the right cord. Afterwards, loop the left cord towards the left so that it passes over the two cords. Get the left cord and loop it under itself. The end of the cord should now be facing the right. Pull both ends of the cord to tighten the knot. After you have done this on one side, turn the necklace over and do the same on the other side. You now have an adjustable cord necklace!
These are the simple instructions on how you can make your own cord jewelry necklace. It may be tricky to do the knots at first but you will find it easier once you get used to it. If you want more detailed instructions or other ways of tying the knot of the adjustable cord, you can research for some instructions online. One useful website that you can check out is Beads & Things. On the website, you will find beading tools, instructions and also charms and pendants that you can use for making your cord necklace.