DIY: Woven Chain Necklace

Add a dash of bohemian into your style with a tribal necklace and the best part is, you can just make it yourself!


Psst… there’s a giveaway at the end if you’d rather have a ready-made one (and for free too)!


What you need:

  • Rope
  • String or embroidery threads in two colours
  • Beaded chain
  • Superglue
  • Scissors


Step 1

After determining your desired length, use one string to wrap one end of the rope, along with a thread and a beaded chain.

TIP: Cut beaded chain about two inches shorter than the rope to ensure that the length of both rope and chain are equal at the end.


Step 2

Glue it after you’ve wrapped it until the end and leave about four inches of string loose.


Step 3

Wrap thread around the beaded chain and rope, and repeat the step with the string. Your necklace is complete!


To shop or look at more DIY tutorials by Carmen Chong such as this one,

check out!




How to win:

Now that we’ve made it, we’d like to give it to someone! Simply follow us on Twitter and tweet us@femalemag with the hashtag #femalefreebie and let us know which necklace you’d like. The first tweet WINS! It’s that easy. Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats @abbythefab [email protected]! Please tweet us your email for the redemption deets!

Check out how to make the Woven Rope Necklace in female‘s September ’13 issue!

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