Well, my favorite DIY fashionista has done it again with her rope necklace tutorial. Love Maegan took ready made curtain rope ties and ribbon and turned them into a fabulous statement necklace. The route to a good design can be hard or easy. It couldn't be easier or more stunning than this. Not to mention cheaper too.

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She was inspired by the very expensive designer rope jewelry costing a few hundred dollars. As you can see from her tutorial, she neatly solved the issue of what to do with the thick cord ends. Sheer brilliance!

I haven't tried it yet but I think you could also use a couple of beaded lengths instead of cord.  It'll probably work better if the stringing was done with beading thread and not beading wire.

Another idea is to make a really long beaded claspless necklace. Check out Jean Campbell's 11 ways to wear a rope necklace on the Beading Daily blog. Shown here is the lariat style. You really can get a lot of mileage out of one plain necklace!

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