make: color chains
On Saturday, I wrote about describing moods with colors...specifically embroidery floss colors. I loved the idea so much that I wanted a way to wear the colors that I'm feeling.
These chains of color aren't really a new idea, but I took these ribbon necklaces and this necklace that my sister bought, and made it my own. You can too, because they are so easy to make...you'll want them in all of your favorite floss colors!
The chain is fairly fine (I've used a couple sizes) and I buy in it long lengths (60+") so I can cut it into several necklaces.
Cut a piece of floss that is about 8 inches longer than your chain. Tie the floss onto one end of the chain with a really good double knot. You may want to secure it with a dab of glue/sealer.
Thread the floss through a needle, and begin weaving it through the chain. For this one, I've gone every other link, but you can alter this.
When you get to the other end, tie a double knot as before. Connect the two ends of the chain with a clasp. If the necklace is long enough to slip over your head, you can also just use a jump ring.
I made a few more colors...these ones are woven every three links.
Wear them individually or stack them up as my sweet sister is modeling here. So far, I haven't given her any...after all, she did buy that amazing necklace and didn't even think of me!
Speaking of my sister, she's been making these bracelets from this tutorial. Instead of the waxed linen cord, she's been using pearl cotton with great success. It's cheaper and comes in tons of colors...and I have a lot of it around here. Well, I used to...Anna has raided my stash!