Rope Bracelet

Hi Friends!

I enjoy going to hardware stores by myself.  I don’t like  following my husband around the hardware store searching for a particular type of nail or light bulb.  I like to walk slowly through the isles and look at my creative options.  I have been really into making jewelery out  of rope lately.  A little while back I made a necklace out of rope that I wear at least once a week.  I have been wanting to make a bracelet out of rope and add interesting hardware as the fastener.  I like these projects for a few reasons.  I like mixing different materials together, I get a bracelet out of the end result, but most of all a rope bracelet is stronger than my sterling silver one.  My toddler can literally try to rip this off my wrist without breaking the bracelet.

Rope Bracelet…from a hardware store

Rope Bracelet

Materials Used

  • Nylon rope
  • Quick Link Fastener
  • Embroidery thread
  • Hot-glue Gun  and glue sticks

Rope Bracelet

I spray-painted one of the fasteners gold.  Silver or Gold… a girl has to have options.

Rope Bracelet

I measured the rope 2x’s the desired length that I wanted.  With my hot-glue gun I attached the ends of the rope together.

Rope Bracelet

I folded the rope in half. Then, I attached the ends to the opposite side of the rope with my glue-gun.

The rope will resemble a bow.

I picked out a pretty deep purple embroidery thread to add to this bracelet.

Rope Bracelet

In the center of the rope bow, I wrapped the thread very tightly around the rope.

Rope Bracelet

I continued to wrap until I was satisfied with the look of the purple.  Then, with a tiny drop of hot glue, I secured the end of the purple thread to the bracelet.  I love when I can actually complete a project in one sitting. Don’t you?

Rope Bracelet

I hope that you enjoyed this project as much as I did.  Next time you are in the hardware store look around and take inventory of the cool supplies and tools that could be used in your next project.  You might find yourself saving  money compared to similar items you would purchase at a craft store.

Rope {DIY} Bracelet BY  Paper & Fox

I hope that you have a good and creative rest of the week!


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Thanks, Carmody




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24 Responses to Rope Bracelet

  1. Erlene April 24, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    This is really cute and something my girls would love making. Thanks for posting. Pinned.

    • carmody April 25, 2014 at 11:45 am #

      Thank you so much Erlene.

  2. Well-Groomed Home April 24, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    That’s so pretty and fun. Seriously for the DIY lover. Thanks for linking up this week at Thursday STYLE!

    • carmody April 25, 2014 at 11:42 am #

      Thank you so much Amanda!

  3. Cathy April 25, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    This is really cute and looks fairly simple to make – I think my granddaughters would love to do one…

    • carmody April 25, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

      Thanks Cathy!

  4. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} April 25, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    This is super! I LOVE that shade of purple and the gold link!

    • carmody April 26, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

      Thanks Heather!

  5. Kristy O April 26, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    I love this! So cute and so easy, plus it’s perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing! I’m pinning this to remember.

    Kristy @ 3 Peppers Recipes – Crafts, Cooking & Color

    • carmody April 26, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

      Thanks so much Kristy.

  6. Melissa @ A Prudent Life April 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    Great idea! I totally agree about the hardware store. We also have a “farm” store that is awesome to wander alone. I get all kinds of crazy ideas there. Thanks for linking up at Thursday STYLE.

  7. Sweet Silly Sara April 29, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    This is lovely! I too like the hardware store- solo. Hubby distracts me too much ;)

    I would be honored to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (

  8. Stacy April 29, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Hey Carmody! Cute project – I pinned it the first time I saw it. Today I am stopping by from #tribedare to show you some love and to let you know that I was tickled pink when I got a comment from you on my blog a while back. It meant a lot – thanks.

    I am Stacy and I blog at where I show women (girls of all ages) how to diy, craft, organize and decorate on a budget. I want to empower women to do these things on their own and know that it doesn’t have to be perfect for them to love it.


    • carmody April 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

      Thank you so much Stacy!

  9. Amy | Club Narwhal April 29, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    I love how simple but beautiful this bracelet is! And I love that you found all the goods in a hardware store :)

    • carmody April 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

      Thank you Amy!

  10. Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY May 1, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    Loving this! It’s got a super fun nautical vibe!

  11. Christal (Simply Zaspy) May 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    No joke…On my next trip to Lowes (which will hopefully be today -fingers crossed-) I’m buying the stuff to make this for myself! I love it!! It looks so simple but at the same time cute and stylish ;)

    • carmody May 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

      Yeah Christal!

  12. Dionne Dean May 2, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    Okay…so I’m definitely gonna consider making one of these this weekend. What a cool idea!

    • carmody May 3, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

      Go for it Dionne!


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