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Apr 21, 2011

DIY Proenza Schouler Rope Necklace

Can you guess which one is mine?

PS Rope Necklace

The Proenza Schouler rope necklaces and bracelets are playful and a great pop of color for Spring and Summer but as the necklace costs $650 most people, myself included, are unwilling/unable to spend that kind of money of such a trendy piece of jewelry. Although I couldn't plunk down that kind of cash I knew I would be able to make it and for much less. I guess many people felt the same way, as I have seen several PS inspired DIY projects popping up all over the Internet. Most of them I've found have been bracelets and that's probably because they are much faster to make. I went for the necklace which was simple to put together but took several hours of braiding and wrapping to complete. I suggest doing such things while watching TV or Netflix so you don't go crazy or cross eyed. I'm happy with how my necklace turned out and even happier that it only cost me about $10. If you like doing doing busy work while watching TV and are a fan of the necklace I say give the DIY version a shot. You'll score a great Spring/Summer accessory with just a little patience. 

Paired with a plain black top it really pops
Items Needed
1. Two colors of rope 
-length depends on how long you want your necklace the real PS goes down past the model's waist. I   made mine shorter as that length doesn't work very well with my chest size
2. six pre-drilled stones
3. six head pins to string the stones onto the necklace
4. at least 4 colors of thread multiple ft (make sure it's thick and durable like quilting on embroidery thread)
5. 1 zipper pull (mine was taken from a broken zipper on an old sweatshirt)

Pairing this necklace with a casual outfit quickly adds some style to your look
I think the directions can be figured out just by looking at the photo of the PS necklace but if you would like me to post them just let me know.


  1. wow! great job with that! i always think i want to do DIY, but i'm a bit of a loser when it comes to actually doing it. the ropes look amazing!

  2. thanks for the DIY! i hope you don't mind, but i linked to it on my blog: http://www.partofmyweekendneverdies.com/2011/05/proenza-schouler-to-launch-jewelry-line.html