How To DIY An Ombré Necklace
Our go-to expert for all things crafty and cool, Kiersten Stevens, schooled us on how to customize your very own ombré necklace thatbegs to be copied.
Since Stevens is both a DIY queen and a fashion stylist, we trust she knows a thing or two about whipping up sartorial pieces. With just a handful of household materials, you can mimick the look yourself.
What you'll need: cotton rope, scissors, bowl or bucket, mixing spoon, hot glue gun, copper piece, and color dye.
Step 1: Wrap rope around your neck to measure length of the necklace. You can wrap it around as many times as you'd like to make it as chunky or long as desired. Once satisfied with the length, remove the rope from around your neck.
Step 2: Wrap the rope through the copper piece, and tape loose ends to the piece to hold up while you dye.
Step 3: Dye the rope according to the dye directions. Use an old bowl and spoon to mix dye, since it stains and will not come out.
Step 4: To achieve the ombre look, dip majority of rope into dye and let dry. Then, repeat with smaller sections of rope two to three times, making the end of the rope the darkest, and the rope around your neck the lightest.
TIP: To help lock in the color, you can add salt to your dye bath.
Step 5: After each round of dye, rinse under cold water until it runs clear. Let it dry for 24 to 48 hours to make sure dye does not rub off on your clothes.
Step 6: Once dry, add any embellishments like beads, copper pieces, or other materials. Then, use a hot glue gun to secure loose ends into copper piece at the top.
A close up of layered love!
Ta da! The complete DIY necklace we are dying to try!