What do paracord and jewels have in common?

Neon necklace

The necklace on the left is a Cara Couture necklace at Nordstrom. The one on the right is my hack, created from an $8 necklace from Target and a bit of paracord! Who would think that this combo of neon and sparkle is so awesome! Plus it’s perfect to wear to the Alt Summit. I really lucked out with this Target find. Here’s how it was done.

Neon necklace - Comparison


  • Inexpensive jewel statement necklace (Try Target or Forver 21 for some possible options)
  • Wire cutters
  • Neon colored Paracord (great source here on Etsy)
  • Scissors
  • Matches or lighter
  • Clear tacky glue

Note:┬áThis necklace already had cord/cap ends so this was an easy hack. If the necklace doesn’t have cord/cap ends you will need to add them with jump rings.

Neon necklace - Materials


Step 1:

Using your wire cutters, cut the chain from your store bought necklace. If your necklace already has end caps attached to the clasp and pendant don’t cut them off!!

Disclaimer: The ugly band-aid finger is a craft injury from cutting my thumb. So please try and ignore the ugliness.

Neon necklace - Step 1

Step 2:

Measure out 2 pieces of paracord at approx. 11.5″ in length each. Carefully burn the ends of the cut paracord so it prevents fraying.

Neon necklace - Step 2

Step 3:

Glue each of the ends of the cord onto each end cap, and let dry.

Neon necklace - Step 3

Once it’s dry, you are ready to rock the latest fashion at Alt!

Neon necklace

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