DIY Neon Rope Bracelet

Sporty rope bracelets are everywhere this spring, and they’re super simple to make yourself. Go out and find some colorful rope at a variety or hardware store, and read on to find out how to make your own bracelet.

Left: Proenza Schouler Right: Miansai Center: Sailormade

Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial

Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial
Materials:
Rope, 18 or 38 inches
Glue
Large endcaps with loops
Jump rings
Lobster clasp
Jump ring
Scissors
Needle-nose pliers
Candle and matches or lighter

Methods:
1. To make the bracelet on the left, skip to step 7. For the simpler bracelet (on the right in the picture above), cut 18 inches of rope and carefully melt the ends with a candle or lighter to keep them from fraying.
Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial
2. Double your rope, and keeping the ends even, tie a simple overhand knot so that you have a small loop at one end of the rope. Pull tight.
Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial

Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial
3. Check the length of your rope by wrapping it around your wrist to make sure it’s not too long, keeping in mind the length that your clasp will add (probably ~an inch). If it’s too long, trim and re-melt the ends.

5. Attach a clasp to your endcap using your pliers and a jump ring, then put a generous glob of glue in your endcap and stuff in the end of the rope that doesn’t have a knot. Let dry according to the directions on your glue.
Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial

Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial
6. Done! Easy, right? Want a more complicated version? Read on…
Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial

7. For the more complicated version of this bracelet (on the left in the earlier photo), cut 38 inches of rope and melt the ends to prevent fraying.

8. Create a loop in one end of your rope and continue looping through this loop until the chain is long enough to fit around your wrist. When it’s long enough, instead of creating another loop, pull the end through the last loop and tighten.
Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial
9. Cut off the excess rope and melt the end.
Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial

Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial
10. Attach a clasp to one endcap and a large jump ring to another.
Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial
11. Glue the ends of the rope into the endcaps and let dry.
Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial
There are tons of different ropes and knots out there, so the possibilities for this project are endless! Check out the Tying It All Together YouTube channel for many helpful decorative knot videos. You could even cut your rope longer and make a necklace.

Neon rope bracelet DIY Tutorial

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