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Beauty with a twist
You can find suede or leather lacing in the leather goods area of your favorite craft shop. There is now a wider selection in colors compared to a few years ago.

I saw something similar in a magazine once and had to duplicate it. Its beautiful by itself or with an added charm. I use them to dress up a tshirt and jeans.

Posted by Darling Niki from Clearwater, Florida, United States • Published See Darling Niki's 20 projects »
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  • How to make a hemp necklace. Suede Twist Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Once you decide on how long you want your necklace to be add about 3-4 inches to the total length before you snip your chain or laces. You will lose some lenth in the twisting procedure. So cut your length and get our your supplies. For the time being you can put aside everything but your laces and cord tips.

  • How to make a hemp necklace. Suede Twist Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay the end of your laces inside the cord tip as seen in this picture. Use pliers to press the sides in to meet the cord and close the tip.

    Repeat procedure until all laces have tips on both ends.

  • How to make a hemp necklace. Suede Twist Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Open a jumpring and slide your cord tips with laces and chain onto the jumpring. Once all are onto jumpring, close it.

  • How to make a hemp necklace. Suede Twist Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    You should end up with an end similar to this.

  • How to make a hemp necklace. Suede Twist Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    stretch out your pieces to begin the twisting process.

  • How to make a hemp necklace. Suede Twist Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Here is where you get creative. No set pattern. You can braid or just swap items around or even just twist all items.

    Bring all ends together in one spot. Don't worry if one end is longer than another. They necklace adjusts as you wear it. :-)

  • How to make a hemp necklace. Suede Twist Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Open your other jumpring and slide on all the ends plus the jewelry clasp. Once you close your jumpring you have a necklace.

    The necklace clasp is made to hook onto the jumpring on the other end.

  • How to make a hemp necklace. Suede Twist Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Yay! Finished project :-)

    You can add a small length of chain with a charm drop on the end as an alternative to the current jumpring connection for clasp. This will be pleasing to look at when your hair is up as well as adds an adjustable length.

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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
Definitely! I have found the suede in this teal, purple, hot pink, neon green, black, brown, and off white.
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Courtney Couture
Courtney Couture · Keller, Texas, US · 20 projects
thats soooo cool!!

maybe i could make it in purple or something for my harajuku outfit.....
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