Think rope is too thick for necklaces?  Think again!  Rope can be used quite effectively to make designer inspired statement necklaces.

This tutorial by Samantha over at the Dollar Store Crafts demonstrates the principal.....with jump ropes and common plumbing connectors! Also brilliant is the use of hidden magnets at the tube cap ends.

A couple of my favorite fashionistas, Lauren and Erica over at the Honestly...WTF blog completed a tutorial for a tribal look necklace made from bungee or climbing ropes!  This colorful necklace would look great with t-shirts in the summer!

Their DIY bracelet tutorial really does take advantage of prettily colored rope cord.  Inspired?

The two bloggers also have a wonderful eye for bold designs. Here are two of their inspiring finds:

 Agate and Rope Necklaces With Crochet Border

Eleanor Bolton necklaces

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