Monday, February 4, 2013

May Arts Ribbonista Blog Hop


HI Hoppers.  So who is already on their way though the ribbonista blog hop?
If so you should have come my way from the awesome Karen Baker.
If you just happened on my blog today hop on over to the May Arts ribbon blog.  The girls are doing a week long hop to inspire you with a lot of amazing ribbon Valentines goodness.
Don't forget to comment along the way also.  You could win 4 spools of your choice.

Today I have something for all you fasionistas/ribbonistas out there.
This DIY heart rope knot necklace

 How to tie a heart into rope
(I colored one side of the rope just for the tutorial)
Make a standard knot into the rope with the overlap on the bottom.  Make sure to work on a surface keeping the knot flat and keeping your knots really loose.

 Now you are going to take the right end and weave it under and over the knot going downwards.

Next, using the same end weave the end upwards going under, over, under, over.

 The last step is to gently tighten the knot by pulling the two loose ends.  Working your rope to shape the knot into a heart as you pull.
For the necklace I followed the instructions above but with two string to give it more volume.  Then tied a regular knot in the back to make it a necklace.
Isn't that chic looking?
I think this May Arts 2mm cording is just perfect for this look.  LOVE that it is gold and it's wired which makes it easy to work with.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  And that you make your own chic knot necklace one day.
Now go get your hop on!  Your next stop today is the fabulous DeeDee Catron.

51 comments:

madamewong said...

This is lovely. Two tones could be fun as well.

Virginia said...

so cute! what a great idea!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

That is really, really cool. Thanks for sharing the how-to!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I love it!!!!

Sue D said...

How cool--thanks for the instructions--I am going to have to try this.

Tiffany said...

Great idea! I'd probably just end up with a really funny looking knot though! lol

Beth Stel said...

A necklace that my baby can't wreck! I'm inspired!

Lucy said...

What a cute idea! I wonder if a few beads could bed added into for some bling.

Manhattan Mandie said...

Gorgeous knot! I wouldn't have thought to use wired ribbon to do this, but I can see how it would work well! TFS!

jordanbev5 said...

Wow! Thank you again, for the inspiring idea! I already own this in another color and will attempt to do this! Thank you for the clever idea, and great tutorial! It really helped having two different colors so I can see how you wove it through the loops! Thanks!!

Anita Braddock said...

super cool Idea love the knot necklace its Beautiful thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Pooja said...

I loved this ! It will surely be an unique one !

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this!! I have to show this to my daughter who will make tons of these. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

A very cool idea, Lalo! I know my granddaughter will love it when I share this with her!

Jennifer said...

I would totally wear that! Nice work!

SmokieBlueRose said...

very cool!

Charlene said...

Beautiful!

sharon g said...

Nice. Especially with a fancy blouse.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great idea! I love that gold cord!

Natasha G.P. said...

I'm going to keep that knot in mind for my cards, too. I like the look. It could be changed depending on the rope you use.

Jingle said...

This is awesome, Lalo! I love it!

Gigi said...

OMG, this is just perfect. LOVE IT!

herminesplace said...

Very elegant

Kuuru Kreations said...

Great crafting project for my grandaughter.

Chris said...

Wow great job and looks like something the kids would love to do!~

Wendy Montgomery said...

I love this as well, Wow you are all so talented. I hope you don't mind me sharing this idea on my Blog. Please let me know if you do at wendyscrafts@live.co.uk :-)

Lucy Newton said...

What a fun and trendy idea!!!

Karen B. said...

Oh my word, this is so clever, so chic and so beautiful!!!

by belle said...

Lovely!!

Emily Keaton said...

A heart knot? That is super cool!

Nan G said...

Wow! Cool knot. Thanks for the tutorial! Have to give this a try.

happybooker said...

Absolutely amazing. I love the gold cord you used and it is surprising how you made it into a heart! Thanks for the instructions.

Chrissy said...

Fantastic idea! I love that you used a gold cord so it will go with everything.

Laura said...

wow! how cool! thanks for sharing the how to as well!

marylouh said...

Very striking piece of jewelry. Have to share this idea with my jewelry-making grand-daughter.

conil said...

Wow, I really like what you've done hear. Perfect Valentine's Day gift.

Valerie said...

I love Celtic knots, so this is great! Thanks so much for sharing, I can't wait to try this out!

Court said...

This is amazing!!! I love this and can't wait to try it!!!

mauiquilter said...

Wired cording? I need some in every color! Love your necklace and the directions are terrific!

Sandra Smith said...

Very created inspiring! Super pretty!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Thanks for the tutorial. That is a cool idea for a lovely necklace.

Pat Y said...

What a beautiful idea. Those hearts would be great for drapery tie backs.

Karen L K said...

That is really nice. Something a little different.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is sooooooo cute! I love it! I need one of these!

Janet said...

Oh my gosh!! I've jut got to try this. So different and so pretty! TFS!

Yvonne Morentin said...

that is awesome... I just love the rope and your creation.
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KellyG said...

Very cool, love that!

Sherri P said...

very cool. may have to give this a try

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Super creative, love the different take on the ribbon.

Teresa said...

I'm gonna try to make one for my daughter! Thanks for the idea!

Barbara H said...

This necklace is so chic and such a great idea. Love May Arts ribbons, cords, twine, just everything.