Make an Easy Fabric Necklace with All-Purpose Ink

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make an Easy Fabric Necklace with All-Purpose Ink

Make your own fabric cords necklace colored with All-Purpose Ink. The fabric creates a distressed look while the square metal piece creates a modern look. The added shine will catch the eye with a piece of Sheet Metal that works a buckle to hold the fabric stripes and connects them with the wax cord of the rest of the necklace. This is a super fun craft project but also will make a beautiful gift or fashion statement!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

On a 14 inch-long piece of fabric mark triangles with a base of 1 ½ in. Cut 3 of them.

Step 2

Color the stripes with the All-Purpose Ink and a medium paintbrush making large strokes. No need to fully cover the fabric. Let the paint dries or use a heat tool. Iron the fabric to set the paint.

Step 3

Use a sponge dauber and the Memento Luxe in Rhubarb stalk to make a deeper red shade, fading the lightness of the red paint. Iron the fabric to set the ink.

Step 4

Using a thin stick start wrapping the fabric stripe, beginning of the base. Use fabric glue on the edge to set it and move further. Continue with all three.

Step 5

Cut in half a Sheet Metal ATC card and punch the corners with a round corner punch.

Step 6

Use a metallic ruler or something steady and thin to nicely fold in half the Sheet Metal piece.

Step 7

Glue the wider edges of the fabric cords between the Sheet Metal piece, making sure that they don’t reach the deep end of it.

Step 8

Loosely braid the fabric cords at the beginning of them. Attach a flat jewelry end cap on the other side (at this point you can trim to the desired length).

Step 9

Pass through the Sheet Metal piece 4 pieces of a waxed black cord 4 inches in length. Add a cap and lobster lock and you are finished.

For more tips on jewelry making please see Kyriakos’ tutorial.


  • Lightweight cotton fabric
  • Fabric glue
  • Round corner punch
  • Metallic ruler
  • Jewelry supplies – end caps, lobster locks
  • 1mm black waxed cord

2 thoughts on “Make an Easy Fabric Necklace with All-Purpose Ink

  1. Pingback: Fabric stripes necklace – The Crafts World

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