Hello all you lovely people. Yeah that's me, lounging in the summer air. I'm riding summer out all the way to end. And when this picture was taken, I was totally feeling awesome and for no good reason. I'm guessing the confidence boost had something to do with the pants. If you feel confident in something, doesn't it just change your walk and talk? When I get a whole new outfit I walk about four inches taller. That and nothing can beat a good shade of lipstick. Ha!
I do believe that a new pair of shoes can change your day.  
You know what else I do to feel powerful? I create! You probably already knew that. I love the process of making pieces of multiple items into one cohesive piece. So here's my latest confidence boosting DIY piece for all of you, Dip-Dyed Knot Rope Necklace.

Dip-Dyed Knotted Rope Necklace

* 30 " Cream or white rope
found in the ribbon section of most craft stores
found in the shirt decorating section of most craft stores 
found in the jewelry section of most craft stores
* Needle-nose pliers
  1.  You will want to take your rope and tie it into a basic knot leaving about 5 inches on the left end.
  2. Weave the long end over, under, and over through the knot forming a fish-like shape.
  3. Weave the same piece back through the fish opposite as before, under, over, under. The end piece should come out the loop or head of the fish.
  4. Gently work the pieces of rope tighter forming a heart.
  5. Next you will want to prepare the dye according to the instructions on the package for the stove top instructions. Depending on how many necklaces you will be dipping you can use only parts of the dye.
  6. For the dip-dye effect you will want to submerge most of the rope for about 30 seconds. Next submerge the necklace almost as much leaving about 1/2 inch uncovered in comparison from the previous dip still leaving the rope in the dye for at least 30 seconds. . As you do this you should slowly dip less and less of the necklace in the dye. Towards the end I left the rope in longer because I wanted to get a deep color for a more drastic effect. So feel free to leave the last four or so inches in the dye for a few minutes.
  7. Once done with step 6 complete the dye process per the package. And set our to dry.
  8. Once dry, it's time to finish the project. Attach the findings to the ends of the ropes. You may need to use the pliers to pinch down the ends.
  9. Use the pliers to attach the chain onto the findings.
  10. Attach the fasteners to the chain.
Voila! You've done it!

Thanks for crafting with me once again! And you made it all the way to the end. Look at you, you amazing blog reader! I actually made about four different styles so if you're interested in different knot ideas let me know. And as always comment with questions and love below. Lots of love!

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