DIY | Straight Knot Necklace

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


I spent the better half of last week on the hunt for a statement necklace in a burnt orange colour (my friend Elle is a witness to this!) but with no avail. But when I came across this one from Monki I thought to have a go at recreating something similar, but in the colour I wanted!
This was my first go, and although it isn't perfect, I'm absolutely in love with the result! 

Here's how I did it...


Tools

Jersey Fabric (0.25m x 0.75m)
Chains (Wickes)
Pliers (Wickes)
"S" Hookes (Wickes)
Scissors (Poundland)
Glue Gun (Wickes)

I bought my fabric for £1 at my local fabric store. The other tools were from my Wickes!

I love DIY projects because they are fun and I get to make things with my own stamp on it!
Would you like to see more DIY Posts? :)


75 Comments:

Shamenth B said...

so cute

VIPXO said...

This is AMAZING! I've been after something like this for ages and i never thought about DIY. I can't wait to give it a go xo

http://www.vipxo.co.uk

Claire Tyler said...

wow! I would never of guessed you made this! This necklace is amazing!!! great job xx

iampolkadots.blogspot.co.uk

Aisha Jimoh said...

Wow! This is fab! I have so much fabric and leather and need ideas for DIY projects! I think i've found one thanks to you :) xxx

L.Dufie said...

I love the necklace, it looks similar to one H&M stocked a while ago! x

Lauren said...

Thank you so much! I wondered how you made them because I love them so much, but wasn't willing to pay that much for them. I need to make it now!

Lauren,
Fashionswirls.blogspot.com
X

nicolina(: said...

wow that's amazing! If I saw that in a shop I'd definitely buy it :)

Elodie said...

WOW! That's amazing! Looks just as good as the Monki one you picked up that day! Wow! I still can't get over how cool this is!

-Elodie x

http://www.elle-yeah.com

Lauren said...

that is amazing! I'm so rubbish at DIY though-maybe you should sell them...(hint hint haha)

xo

Rachel said...

wow it looks amazing. i would never have known that it was DIY! looks fab :) great tutorial too :) x

Rebekah Wing. said...

looks amazing :) thanks for sharing your DIY! it's great :)

xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

FashiondiariesbyPeace said...

Very creative,I love your style

FashiondiariesbyPeace said...

I love your creativity and style. You are classy.

City Girl's Fashion Box said...

This is a FAB idea! x

Marijana said...

It's so cool... I love this necklace :)

Temi said...

Such a great idea! You look lovely as always!

Temi xo STYLISH WHISPERS

Claire Edwards said...

Wow this is great! Such a creative alternative when you need the perfect color statement!

Barbara1923 said...

This is absolutely beautiful Shirley. I have to give this a try soon.

Diamond said...

I love this DIY. It's u l t r a chic.

Diamond A.
http://styleonedge.blogspot.com/

alissa b said...

love this shirley! can't wait to try it out myself! :)

alissa b
http://alissab.us

LouLouDaniels said...

Oooh check you out Shirl. What a fab idea. I'd deffo like to see more DIY posts

louloudaniels@blogspot.co.uk xx

chachamisu said...

I love everything the statement necklace, the colors, the knots,the way you wore it! I used to make creation with knots, I just saw you have a lot DIY with that. I am instantly inspired again. Can make tons of variations with it. Thankyou!

Nataya (Chachamisu)
Naty Ponders Style
Chachamisu Photography

Walda said...

So cool, good idea and great tutorial.

My blog:http://be-you-do-fashion.blogspot.co.uk/

xoxo

Angie Ang said...

Wow! It turned out so good! I may have to attempt this!
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Gemma-Louise said...

This would be stunning in a slate grey colour!

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Sophie ★ said...

wow what a creative idea :) LOoks great

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x

Joanne Christina said...

I cannot believe you did this yourself. How amazing. Dont stop.

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dorannedoll said...

Love it! you're so creative!

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Michelleesque said...

I must must try this DIY! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle
www.michelleesque.com

Keshia McElrath said...

Oh wow! The necklace is absolutely beautiful and very chic. I love to go thrifting and I have several T-shirts laying around without a purpose...Now they do! Thank you for sharing.

Moya Lovely said...

Love it will be trying it out

DaviJay Love said...

I love your DIY statement necklace! I used to have hair scrunchies just like this when I was a little one! So nostalgic!

Sarah Ouzou said...

SO CREATIVE! I've got to try this out

Sarah xxx

www.haus-of-ouzou.blogspot.co.uk

Mimi Walker said...
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Mimi Walker said...

I love this!:)

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Jillian Hunt said...

I can't believe you made this it looks so high end !

OLIVIA said...

Amazing Shelz, love it. Am definitely going to try it out!x

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Ofure B said...

Love it ....so pretty...xx
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TrèsChicGlobal said...

wow, can't believe you made this yourself..it is gorgeous, i would so buy this if it was in a store!!!

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Phoebe Robinson said...

So talented! xxx
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Hansinee Khoobloll said...

I really want to try this, it is such a brilliant idea!

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Jennifer said...

awesome!

effortlesscool said...

this is AMAZING!

XO Sahra
EffortlessCool

Divya Deshpande said...

Excellent idea! I also love your make-up - what's on your eyes? I have similar skin tone and have been looking for pink eye make up looks.

Miya @ Design Indulgences said...

Yes I wanna see more DIY posts...

LePetitBohemian said...

Cool! Saw something similar at J. Crew

Kells said...

I love your DIYs! Brilliant! I think I might try it :]

http://kelformity.blogspot.com/

Shirley said...

Thanks all!

On my eyes: Anitqued eyeshadow by MAC! x

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

Thats amazing!Thanks for sharing i'll try to do it :)
xo

Dusty Petals said...

Wow! What a clear and brilliant DIY presentation. Thanks so much for sharing.
http://dustypetals.blogspot.com.au/

LOLA C. said...

Amazing!!!

Saludos desde ANDALUCIA

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Etoile1617 said...

Love! Love! Love these types of videos :) Might try and make a matching bracelet when I give it a go hehe

hannnahks said...

Just watched your video on Youtube on this. You're so creative! More DIYs please :)

xx

Hannah (my blog: ❂ MARIBLEU ❂)

mancunianvintage said...

Great job!

Lela said...

This looks awesome! Will give it a shot for sure!

Christine said...

i love this shirley thank you for being an inspiration! xo from NY

dearsafia said...

Shirley this is amazing! So creative! Well done :)

From Cupcakes, With Love x

Rella @ sincerelyrella.blogspot.com said...

Awesome tutorial! Can't wait to try this out

FJ said...

really amazing DIY , I would say.

Sally Ifeoma said...

This is such a GREAT idea! I am going to try this before I go back to school, I can have a variety of statement pieces for half the price. Thanks for sharing!

xo Sally
http://goldcouture.blogspot.com

Tobeapoet said...

Lovely colour indeedy! I remember doing those knots with those jelly string things for keyrings haha xo

Wendy said...

Wat a statement piece DIY's brings out creativity nice work Shirley xxx www.goldenglamore.com

Totally.Random.Crap. said...

More DIY posts please...it looks perfect!

ShariGold said...

yes this is beautiful. great diy.

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Orean Collier said...

Hello,
I just came across your blog and I love it. This was a great post and I think I will give it a try,,, so chic!
O.C. http://www.oreancollier.blogspot.com

Sunshine said...

Gorgeous necklace! Awesome DIY!
I love colourful statement pieces like this :).
I love making and creating my own stuff, it makes it so much more fun and unique.
Thank you for sharing :))

xoxo,
Sunshine

http://a-sprinkle-of-sunshine.blogspot.com/

Ashley Udoh said...

so awesome! I'll definitely be trying this!!

www.ashleyudoh.blogspot.com

Miss Dre said...

I hate when I'm out looking for the perfect accessory and I can't seem to find it! This cute necklace you've recreated inspires me to start trying my hand at making accessories of my own. And I bet would be so rewarding to wear something DIY and when someone asks you where you got it you're able to say you made it yourself.

Great job, Shirley! And thanks for the inspiration.

LT Favors said...

I love this! This is something I will definately give a try :) Great Job Shirley

Bromeliad said...

Great video. Very clear and nice captioning.

Around here we call that a lanyard knot. I love it and have made several bizarre neckacles and bracelets with it. Love your take on it.

manouschka/Brusselsfatshion.com said...

Hey beautiful
i tried your DIY video out and the result is awesome
I left out the SS on these and already making a twisted one with the SS
Thanks again for your tutorial xxx

http://brusselsfatshion.com/2012/08/15/fatshion-faceoff-neon-accessories/

ThePerfectShee said...

Love it ! and love the colour too

Buzz said...

Love it!

Kiss,
Laura

KJ said...

Love this. Can't wait to make my own.

e said...

So cute. I plan to try it