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.
- Inexpensive jewel statement necklace (Try Target or Forver 21 for some possible options)
- Wire cutters
- Neon colored Paracord (great source here on Etsy)
- Matches or lighter
- Clear tacky glue
Note: This 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.
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.
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.
Glue each of the ends of the cord onto each end cap, and let dry.
Once it’s dry, you are ready to rock the latest fashion at Alt!