I feel like I say this a lot but I really have been sat on this DIY for a while! I thought it up in January, made it in March and am now posting it in May! How did that happen? There I was, starting to wonder if slogan tees would be totally old hat by the time I got this out there into the blogosphere. Ironically both of these ideas are stupidly simple to make and take barely any time at all!
Well looky here, this is rather a girly post for you all this fine Tuesday. When I discovered metallic gold leather paint…well…it had me at ‘hello’ that’s all I can say. But what to make? I went digging around to find the leftover white leather from a previous DIY project and was all smiles to find there was enough left to fashion a clutch bag. All mine have died a death in one way or another over the years.
Here’s another DIY that’s been loitering my end for a while, never quite having time to edit it and write it all up for you. It really is the easiest necklace to make and will add a pop of colour to any outfit. I think the most fun part is picking out the coloured threads you want but then a colour geek would say that. I recently spent 20 minutes agonising over which coloured crayons I wanted to combine to make wax candles. It was laughable, take it from me.
- Heat up your glue gun. Take your rope and bend it into a bow shape so the two ends meet in the middle. Then put a dot of glue in the middle to hold the rope in this bow shape.
- Leaving about 2cm of rope exposed at either end, wrap your thread around both sections of rope to bring them together. I used embroidery threads for this. Wrap tightly and overlapping so there are no gaps with rope showing through.
- When you get to the end of each colour section, tie a tight knot, trim the thread and then overlap the next colour block with that one to cover the knot.
- Continue until you get 2cm of rope left at the end.
- Lay the chain out. Roughly find the middle link, opposite the clasp. Taking your pliers open out that middle metal link so that the chain become a line.
- Thread the chain through the rope end, looping back round to meet the chain again. Then using your pliers, open up the last metal link on each end to join onto the chain where it meets. Do the same on the other rope end.
And now all that’s left to do is try on your new jewellery piece. Simple!