Holst + Lee Inspired Rope Necklace // Alt Summit Challenge
by danielle wilson Follow

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

Leather Cord

Brass Fittings in assorted sizes to fit rope (found in sprinkler isle of hardware store)

Rubber Cement

Needle + Thread

Cut Rope

Cut 2 lengths of rope, about 14", and 6" respectively. Tape all ends with masking tape to prevent fraying while working. 

Apply Glue

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. 

Wrap Floss

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.

Finish Ends

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! 

Discussion 7

  • Kary commented 5 years ago

    YES! I have a weekend project. This is awesome. 

  • Lauren commented 5 years ago

    This is great, can't wait to try it!

  • Urbahnika commented 5 years ago

    Love it! Adding it to my to-do list!

  • TheMissLinds commented 5 years ago

    So lovely, and great instructions too!

  • vvonder commented 5 years ago

    Lovely necklace for kids and adult! I really love your attention to details! 

  • Sew4my3 commented 5 years ago

    Could this be anymore creative?! Simply a fantastic idea and look!

  • Nora commented 5 years ago

    This is so gorgeous. And I love the color combination that you chose. nice photography, too!

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