I’ve seen a ton of great DIY nautical necklaces and there are many different ways you can make one, but I found this technique to be the simplest. I also added my own twist by incorporating some gold chain. I thought this helped transform it into a nice statement piece I could wear  with dressy outfits too. I bought the rope from Home Depot for $2 and had the rest of the supplies at home. Not too shabby for my new favorite necklace! Follow the tutorial below to make your own.


• 1 yard of rope (found at hardware stores)
• 1 yard of thin chain (check the jewelry section at your local craft store)
• Embroidery floss
• Threading needle
• Piece of ribbon
• Scissors

• Lay the rope and chain next to each other on a flat surface.
• Grab the right end and cross it over the other side to form a “6” shape. Repeat on the other side so that you end up with a pretzel-like shape.
• Grab one end and tuck it underneath the bottom half of the circle as shown above. Repeat on the other side.
• Pull both ends tightly to form a knot. Adjust your knot until it is even and centered.
Tip: To avoid the edges of the rope from fraying, use a lighter to carefully seal it.
• Create a small loop with the ends of the rope and sew it in place.
• Attach the chain to the rope by sewing it onto the loop.
• Connect the two loops by running a ribbon through and tying a bow.

Source: cremedelacraft.com