Wednesday, December 14th, 2011...8:00 am

Anatomy of a string-wrapped rope necklace

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This is the fifth in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ve been posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. After sharing two rope necklace DIYs, I wanted to share close-ups of a similar necklace from my own collection.

I bought this necklace at Renegade Craft Fair last year from designer Tanya Aguiñiga, who is best known for her chunky braided rope bracelets and matching necklaces. She had a pile of these necklaces for sale in her booth, but I’ve never seen them offered online, so they are limited-edition!

For this necklace, Tanya used fine strands of yarn as both the filler and the outer wrap, which made every color change perfectly seamless. This material also hides imperfections beautifully.

The ends are secured in a way that actually adds flair to the necklace — it can be worn either at the front or back of the neck. Two randomly placed wooden beads make this necklace even awesomer, and I love this color palette!

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