Create your own Holst + Lee inspired rope and brass necklace, using items from both craft and hardware stores.
You will need:
Embroidery Floss in various colors
Brass Fittings in assorted sizes to fit rope (found in sprinkler isle of hardware store)
Needle + Thread
Cut 2 lengths of rope, about 14", and 6" respectively. Tape all ends with masking tape to prevent fraying while working.
Apply Rubber Cement to the center of the longer length of rope, in a 1 inch increment. Lay the end of desired color of embroidery floss across the center of glued area. Then guide the floss to the edge of gued area, and start wrapping the floss around the rope starting at the edge of glued area.
Continue wrapping floss toward the edge of the glued area, making sure there are no spaces between the floss.
Pull End Through
When you reach the edge of glued area, thread a needle on the end of embroidery floss. Push the needle back under the wrapped area, pulling the excess thread out the opposite side.
Trim the excess thread.
Add More Floss Colors
Repeat the previous steps, with as many colors as you wish.
Add Brass Fittings
Slide Brass fittings onto rope as desired.
Add More Brass Fittings
Add more brass fittings to the shorter piece of rope as desired. Cap each end with brass fitting too.
Fold the ends of the longer length of rope, and wrap with embroidery floss as before, creating a loop. Tie length of leather cord to each loop.
Stich Rope Together
Stitch the shorter length of rope to the longer length as shown, to secure them together.
Wear your stylish new necklace proudly!