|This nautical statement necklace can be made in a few simple steps. (First time trying out Instagram, I love it)|
On a recent trip to Lowes, I found these Rigid steel conduit locknuts (I don't know what they are used for, except they are perfect for my necklace). For this DIY, you will need a total of eight locknuts. I bought ten, to have a few to spare. You will need four 1 1/2 inch, two 1 1/4 inch, and two 1 inch locknuts. These come in packs of two, ranging from $1.21 to $1.42. Other materials you will need are bright red spray paint (adheres to metal), twine, scissors, Quick hold craft glue, one figure 8 clasp, and assorted pieces of nautical material.
|Step 1: Lay out the locknuts on a cardboard surface and spray both sides with the red spray paint. Let dry overnight for each side.|
|Step 2: Lay your desired pattern out before starting to connect the locknuts. I actually changed the design around a couple of times before deciding on the one for the final outcome.|
|Step 3: Apply the craft glue and then wrap the twine around three times. Then apply glue to hold the twine together.|
|Step 4: Continue to repeat step 3 using the twine to connect the locknuts. When the glue dries, the twine is held tightly in place.|
|Step 5: After connecting all of your locknuts, reapply some glue to the twine and set off to dry overnight.|
|Step 7: Apply glue to the back of the locknut and the twine.|
|Step 8: Repeat step 7 until all locknuts have been filled with material.|
|Looks awesome with American Eagle navy and white dress and accenting red sweater.|
Love how it turned out! A trend this spring is mixing prints and this necklace is perfect for that. You could make this necklace with other material. I thought it would look great sprayed gold with black twine. The options are unlimited.
Do you wear nautical? Do you think this is a trend that never goes out of style?