Introduction: Nautical Bib Necklace
A perfect statement necklace ready for an evening by the sea. Great for adding wild pops of color to your outfit, or keeping it classy with nice navies.
Step 1: Gather Materials
- 3 lengths of 53 inches of 550 paracord, any color
- Fabri-Tac (Fabric Glue)
** For all findings, I used silver plated brass, but you can use any metal or variation you can find.
- Fabric Scissors (they don't need to be fabric, but it make the cuts much cleaner
- lighter or matchs
- two pairs of needle nosed pliars, flat faced (so they don't score the metal).
Step 2: Tie the Knot
Start using one strand, to tie a base knot. Make sure when you are done, you have about 3 inches of the tails left on the outside of the knot. In the photo, they go out of view. This is a good time to try to make things look symmetrical.
Step 3: Follow Through
Using one end of each of the two remaining strands, follow the structure you just created, making sure the paracord lies flat the entire way through.
Then make sure it is as symmetrical as you want it to be before proceeding.
Step 4: Finish the Ends
On each side, measure the middle strand to 7'', then shape both sides into a circle, so the ends meet.
Carefully, without disturbing the shape, pick up the three strands of one side together, and cut the other two lengths to match the middle strand. This will yield three lengths of three different lengths, the inside being the shortest, the outside being the longest, and the middle being 7''.
Without setting it down, use a lighter to gently melt the three ends. Then, using the flat pliers, squeeze the slightly melted paracord ends so they taper.
Then slide the ribbon clamp over over the end, and squeeze that shut.
Repeat on the others side.
Step 5: Apply Glue
Apply a bean-sized amount of fabric glue between the length that goes to the neck, and the bib.
Then apply the same amount of glue under the lowest hanging loop and the side scallop.
Flip over and repeat on the other side.
** One thing to keep in mind is that you are trying to keep 6 strands in place while no one sees the glue, so use enough, but it is easy to use too much.
Step 6: Attach the Findings
In chain formation, attach 7 jump rings to one side, and three to the other side with a lobster clasp at the end.
And you're done!
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