Necklace DIY
Inspired by Robert Rodriguez stripe-ring necklace at Neiman Marcus for $245. Shown below.

Image via Neiman Marcus.

Let me say right at the beginning that when I got this idea for a DIY, I did not have a suitable black fabric in my stash so I chose this drapey navy fabric (I think its jersey) instead. You can choose black (or any color you'd like!) for your necklace.

1. Cut out a rectangle out of your fabric for a length of your choice. The width should be chosen based on your ring size. I suggest getting the rings first and then cutting the fabric. More on that below.

2. Get rings from any home supply/hardware store. I got these 1 inch sized "O rings" from Lowe's for 50 cents each. You can also try Home Depot.

3. I got a total of 30 rings. Then split them into three groups of 20, 5 and 5.

4. Remove stickers from rings. LOL. The width of your fabric should be such that when you bunch up the fabric lengthwise, it should fit snugly in the O ring. For my 1 inch rings the width of my fabric was 25 inches. But this will vary based on the thickness of your fabric. I suggest getting the rings first and then cutting the fabric.

5. Bunch up fabric lengthwise and slide it through a ring.

6. Likewise slide it through the 20 rings that you put aside in step 3. Make sure they are in the center of the fabric based on length.

7. Slide a ring from one end and stop at a 4 inch distance from the end of the center rings.

8. Using your needle and matching thread stitch the first ring in place. Make sure it is secure. This will prevent the ring from sliding towards the center.

9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 on the other end of your necklace.

10. Slide the remaining rings on both sides. Don't worry about sewing these in place because the first one will prevent them from sliding down.

Optional: If you'd like, you can stitch a ribbon on both ends so that you can tie it in a pretty bow on your neck. I'm lazy and I skipped this. I knotted the fabric directly. Heh he.

11. Your new "Robert Rodriguez" necklace is ready!! Wear and enjoy.
Remember, your necklace costs around $15 plus fabric as opposed to $245!!! That alone puts a smile on my face. :-)

Have fun DIYing. If you choose to make this, Puhleese send me your pic. I'd love to see it. Also, please leave a comment if you like this DIY.