Monday, June 6, 2011

Admire? Acquire!: Nautical Color-Block Necklace

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It's pretty clear that I don't feel completely satisfied unless I'm working on something.  And it's usually more than one tonight......I was spray painting for a photo gallery I'm working on, finishing up 2 new pair of up-cycled heels and finally working on this inspired necklace.  Man!  Why can't I just watch TV!?!?!

Creating Really Awesome Free ThingsPhotobucketSo this necklace--I saw it while just tooling around the inet. I loved the nautical feel of the ropes with the updated color-blocking.   The original price of $60 wasn't OOC or anything, but I knew I could make it the minute I saw it.  Well, a B.Cheniful knockoff version anyway.  :)

"ingredient list"   
white nylon rope--around 16 feet, cut in half.
fabric dye--2 colors of your choice
ribbon of a corresponding color.

Step one.  Dye your ropes according to package instruction.  The kind I used was actually a spray, so I didn't have to do any prep work.  I found it at Hobbit Lobbit for $2.99 a piece.  After you spray on, you air dry and set the dye in the dryer for 20 minutes.  Pretty easy!

 Step two.  Once your ropes are ready to go, fold them up until you have 6 rows of rope.  

Step three.  Place one set of ropes over the other as shown.

Step four.  Pull one side of rope over the other, connecting the ropes together.

Step five.  Knot one side of the rope, then knot the other.

Step six.  Use your ribbon to secure the open ends of each side of the ropes.

Step seven.  Rock it girl!!!!!!   Mmmmm Hmmmm, I said ROCK IT GIRL!!!!!!

So that's that!  I LOVE IT!  I think it turned out awesome and I can't wait to try other color combos--like pink and orange!

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donatella said... Best Blogger Tips

pretty cool! turned out great! and yes, pink and orange will look stunning as well :)

Johnnie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi! I am stopping by from today's hops. I am a new follower. Great blog. Blessings...
Saved By Love Creations

Sweet Floweret said... Best Blogger Tips

It's fabulous!
thanks for linking up to 20 minute tuesday!

the cape on the corner said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, that looks amazing! i'll take 2, hehe.

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said... Best Blogger Tips

This is pretty darn cool...LOVE it!

Angela said... Best Blogger Tips

I like it!
I think you'll steal the idea, but I will use purple instead of green!
Thanks for sharing!

jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

this rocks! thanks for posting how to do it!

B.Cheniful said... Best Blogger Tips


Donatella, thank you so much for the sweet comment and encouragement! You're so awesome!

B.Cheniful said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much Johnnie! I hope you stop by often! :)

B.Cheniful said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sweet Floweret
Thank you so much!!!! I'm super happy with it :)

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@the cape on the corner

You made my day!!! Thank you sooo much for the encouragement!

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@Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand

Thanks Jessica! :) I plan on visiting you soon!

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Hi Angela--that sounds like a perfect color combo! Have fun! :)

B.Cheniful said... Best Blogger Tips


Thanks Jamie!!! Let me know if you do one!!! I'd love to see :)

B.Cheniful said... Best Blogger Tips


Thanks Jamie!!! Let me know if you do one!!! I'd love to see :)

CreationsbyJune said... Best Blogger Tips

what an easy peasy idea! I am so glad you thought of it because I would not have! Thanks for sharing....

Jen @ My Own Road said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow this is adorable!! I've never tried dying fabric or other materials before, might just have to give it a go for this project. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohhhh MY goshh! LOVE LOVE this!! So creative. Just found your blog..lovin it.

I am your newest follower

Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job in it! I can't just sit and watch TV any more either. I guess that's kind of a good thing. =)

Ty and Whitty said... Best Blogger Tips

I am in LOVE. Thank you so much for sharing. I pinned this too. Great job. I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous. I love the cool colors of the necklace played against the yellow in the tank...

Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice!

Leanne said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for linking to the party.

April said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty! Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! ~April @ Wildflowers & Whimsy

Tracy said... Best Blogger Tips

Totally going to try this out! LOVE IT!

Mindie Hilton said... Best Blogger Tips

I would rock this necklace too!

I still can't believe our first party had over 300 links. I have a special give away planned for linkers this week.

Thanks again, hope to see you at Bacon Time this weekend too.

Divya N said... Best Blogger Tips

cool...looks so beautiful..btw if you are interested in fabric jewelry I am having a giveaway happening at my blog where I'll be giving away two gorgeous come and participate..

Terri @ A Creative Princess said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! Thank you so much for linking up!!

{nifty thrifty things} said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute idea!
Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
Hope to see you again this weekend!

Peekadot said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so stunning and the colour combo is very attractive:)

Ronnie said... Best Blogger Tips

Yep, yep...the orange & pink combo rock!! Thank you!

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