DIY: ethnic necklace

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Inspired by the necklaces I saw in the city by Accessorize and since I bought 3 bobbins of white cotton thread for 1 euro lately, I decided to interpret it my way. If you want to reproduce it, follow this instructions:

You need:

  • at least 2 bobbins of white cotton thread
  • nice pearls for the front of the necklace
  • thin black ribbon
  • 2 big metallic links
  • 2 little metallic rings which can be opened with a pair of pliers
  • a clasp
  • a bit of a little metallic string
  • a pair of pliers
  • thin transparent plastic thread
  • a lighter
  • a sewing needle
  • scissors

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How to:

  • for a 45cm long necklace, cut 30 times 75cm long white cotton thread parts. You will obtain one of the three bonds you need for the plait. So repeat it 2 times.

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  • Fix those three parts to one of the big metallic rings.
  • plait and fix the end of the plait to the second big ring.

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  • you can already settle the clasp with a little metallic ring to one of the extremity of the necklace, and the chain to the other with another metallic ring. The base of the necklace is  done.
  •  Fix the black ribbon where you wish it begins, and wind it around the plait. I fixed the black ribbon with thin transparent plastic thread as on the following picture, and burned the end of the plastic thread with a lighter (caution, the cotton thread is inflammable!)

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  • Now sew the pearls on the middle of the necklace.

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You are done!

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