I am seeing a lot of necklaces in my PtC archives. Hmmm. Oh well. Here’s another one!
I used some black hemp twine, a lovely lighthouse pendant I found, and a kit of jewelry bits and pieces (found at your local craft store). I didn’t know where any of my jewelry tools were, so I made this necklace with my hands and a pair of scissors.
First, I took a loop connector and attached it to the pendant. I just used my hands to open and close this piece, it wasn’t that difficult.
I measured a length of hemp around my neck and the strung the pendant on to it. I cut the hemp a little longer than where I wanted it to sit because I knew I’d need to trim it down a little later.
Next, I attached these guys to the ends of my hemp. It closes off the string and provides a place for the clasps to be attached. These were a pain to put on without any tools. I had to use my scissors because there is just no way I could do this with just my hands. Too small and too awkward to grasp.
Attaching the clasp pieces was fairly easy. The connecting loops were a bit harder to open and close than the pendant one, but the scissors helped out again!
And there you have it! A necklace made without any special tools!