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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

.:Tutorial Tuesday–Knock Off Target Necklace:.

You all know of my affinity for Target, or the popcorn store as my four year old calls it.

Seriously, is there a happier place? Popcorn for the kids, Diet Coke for me, a fab dollar section, cute clothes for all of us, and the ever important princess aisle. We go there at least once a week, even if we have nothing we need. The guy working the counter starts getting my order of a popcorn combo with a large drink, popcorn split into two bags ready before it’s even my turn to order. As he prepares it, he asks, “The usual?” even though we both know it’s pointless for him to ask. I probably should find out his name.

So, one a recent trip, my friend and I were checking out the jewelry and we saw these cute necklaces in bright colors, made out of embroidery thread. We pretty much looked at each other and said, “We could make that!” in unison.

So I did.

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Here’s what you need:

- embroidery thread (I used two of the four shown, but it all depends on what thickness you want)
- jump rings
- cord clasps
- crimping tool
- tape
- scissors

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Start by un-raveling your thread to the length of necklace you want. Account for it shortening up slightly with the knots.

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Continue to cut pieces the same length to the thickness you desire. As I said above, I used two of the four sets of embroidery thread shown.

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Attach one of your cord clasps using your crimping tool.

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Wrap some tape around the other end of your threads. This will make it easier to string on the jump rings.

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String on how many jump rings you would like in each section. I did 30.

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Tie a knot (make sure it’s not too tight so that your jump rings can slide over it) at your desired section length for the jump rings to rest on.

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Continue doing this around your length of thread.

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Attach the other end of your clasp.

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That’s it!

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Super easy, super cute.

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I love this because it’s so versatile. You can use any color under the sun of embroidery thread, you can change the thickness of your necklace, you can change the size of jump rings – the sky’s the limit!

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Go ahead. Go make one. Or three.

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5 comments:

  1. Wow! I love this! That's a creative take on an embroidery floss necklace...
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  2. This is really cute Summer!! I love the purple my friend!!

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  3. This is great. Just got a bunch of embroidery floss from my Mother-in-Law, and this will make a great use of some of it. It's totally cute!! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

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  4. GOOOOOOORGEOUS! I love it. And I'm featuring it this week on Topsy Turvy Tuesday's. love love LOOOOOVE! I need one (or two or three)

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  5. love this one! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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