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A Crocheted Necklace that isn't crochet at all!
I was inspired by the knotted necklace I saw at JCrew Last year. The necklace looked crocheted, but I am not a crocheter. So, I figured out a way to get the crocheted look without actually crocheting!

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  • How to braid a necklace. Recycled Purse Chain Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Supplies:

    - 1 yard Braided Trim

    - Jewelry Chain (I bought my chain necklace from Forever 21)

    - 2 Jump Rings

    - Necklace Clasp

    - Hot Glue Gun and Glue

    - Tape

    - Scissors

    - Jewelry Tools (pliers will also work)

  • How to braid a necklace. Recycled Purse Chain Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    {Step 1}: Tie a knot in your trim about 7.5 inches from one end.

    {Step 2}: Then, take the longer piece of trim and run it under the shorter piece of trim, then over the shorter trim, then back through the loop you made.

    {Step 3}: Pull your knot tight. Make sure you keep the knot flush to the prior knot and keep the bottom loop of the knot a little longer than the prior knot.

    {Step 4}: Do the same knot technique for your third knot. Make sure you keep the knot flush to the prior knot and keep the bottom loop of the knot a little longer than the prior knot.

  • How to braid a necklace. Recycled Purse Chain Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    {Step 5}: Tie your fourth knot. Make sure you keep the knot flush to the prior knot and keep the bottom loop of the knot a little shorter than the prior knot.

    {Step 6}: Tie your fifth knot. Make sure you keep the knot flush to the prior knot and keep the bottom loop of the knot a little shorter than the prior knot.

    {Step 7}: When you tie your fifth knot, you can tie it like a regular knot.

    {Step 8}: Wrap tape around your two ends of trim to keep your trim from fraying.

  • How to braid a necklace. Recycled Purse Chain Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    {Step 9}: Trim down your two ends. Take one end and glue it the back of your necklace. Take your other end and glue it over the end you just glued.

    {Step 10}: Take your pliers and open one of your chain links. Take your open link and run it under one of the braids.

    {Step 11}: Repeat step 10 to add chain to the other side of your necklace.

    {Step 12} Use your pliers to open up your jump rings. Slide one jump ring through one of your chain links, then slide on one end of your clasp. Repeat this step to add the other side of your clasp to your necklace.

  • How to braid a necklace. Recycled Purse Chain Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Done!

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