What’s the newest trending supply in jewelry making? It’s Bungee Cord! Bungee cord is a stretchy nylon cord that comes in many different colors, and gives a bright, funky look to jewelry projects. And it’s easy to work with, too! For this project, I added some blingy Mix & Mingle beads to bungee cord to strike the perfect balance between casual and dressed up. I call it the DIY bungee cord bling necklace.
DIY Bungee Cord Bling Necklace Supplies:
- Darice Bungee Cord in Lemon, Blue and Navy
- Darice Sterling Silver Big Clasp with Hinge
- Darice Mix and Mingle Glass Beads
- Darice Scissors
- Lighter or Matches
Step 1. Disconnect the split ring from the clasp.
Step 2. Thread the ends of the bungee cords through the hole in the clasp, pulling a 3″ tail through and secure each with a knot.
Pull knots to tighten, then trim close to the knot. Hold a lighter up to the cut end of the bungee cord to seal the nylon threads and keep them from unraveling.
Step 3. Time to add the bling! Unstring the Mix and Mingle beads and add them to the DIY bungee cord necklace in any configuration you want. You can add them all to one strand, or disperse the beads between the strands.
I decided to space the beads out on each strand, so I tied a knot between the beads in the places where I wanted each bead to fall. Pull the knot to tighten it.
Step 4. Thread the three strands through the split ring.
And there you have your fun and funky DIY bungee cord necklace!
There are many more fun ways to use bungee cord in jewelry-making. What other DIY bungee cord jewelry ideas can you come up with?
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Heather Mann is the mother of four boys and designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts. She’s also fascinated by the unsuccessful (yet humorous) side of crafting, and explores it at her site CraftFail, and in her new book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong.