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!
Time: 1 hour
On a 14 inch-long piece of fabric mark triangles with a base of 1 ½ in. Cut 3 of them.
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.
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.
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.
Cut in half a Sheet Metal ATC card and punch the corners with a round corner punch.
Use a metallic ruler or something steady and thin to nicely fold in half the Sheet Metal piece.
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.
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).
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.
- All-Purpose Ink – Wisteria, Real Black, Poppy Red
- Memento Luxe – Rhubarb Stalk
- SHEET metal – ATC card
- Sponge dauber
- Lightweight cotton fabric
- Fabric glue
- Round corner punch
- Metallic ruler
- Jewelry supplies – end caps, lobster locks
- 1mm black waxed cord