Take a look at this inexpensive way to make cool jewelry!
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Plain old cat and rope can be used to dress up a number of things including yourself. And um going to show you how to make a very stylish chain link necklace using some of this light and duty cotton rope that’s about an eighth of an inch in diameter. And the first you're going to do is start cutting down your rope into some 6-inch sections. Once you have several pieces cut, you're going to need some 28 gauge wire. Then I'm going to cut off about a foot of this. Remember to run it through. This is just a tapestry needle. You want a needle with a large enough head to let your wire feed through it. Then you're going to double over your wire and you're going to feed it through your 6-inch strand that you just cut. Then you would think that any wire you would easily be able to string through all of your rope, but unless it has a sharp point on it like a needle, it does not feed through very easily. Now once you have it pulled through, I'm going to cut my wire, get my needle off there. And we’re just going to close this in and create a loop. So I'm going to twist my 2 ends of wire. Run that over and trim away the excess. And you have just created one link to your chain link necklace. And I have some other pieces of rope with my wire already strung through. And to build your necklace, you're just going to keep connecting all of your links. You want to make it large enough so you can just slip over your head. There. Now to stiffen this up, we're going to use just regular white glue. And I'm going to thin it down slightly with just a little bit of water. And you don’t want it too runny or it’s not going to be quite a stiff as you want it. Now this white glue of course dries clear. So you can just soak your links as is if you want the natural color of the rope. You can also add some paints and give it a little color. Then you just take your necklace and you're going to dip it. We’re going to be sure all of your pieces are covered. Then you want to wipe away any of your excess. Then you want to lay out maybe some wax paper or parchment paper. I'm going to set it on my piece of granite that I have over here. And when you lay it out, you're going to want to shape it. And then you let it completely dry. You're going to want do them up in every color. So grab yourselves some rope and be original today.
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