DIY | Straight Knot Necklace

August 8 2012
I spent the better half of last week on the hunt for a statement necklace in a burnt orange colour (my friend Elle is a witness to this!) but with no avail. But when I came across this one from Monki I thought to have a go at recreating something similar, but in the colour I wanted!
This was my first go, and although it isn’t perfect, I’m absolutely in love with the result! 
Here’s how I did it…
Jersey Fabric (0.25m x 0.75m)
Chains (Wickes)
Pliers (Wickes)
“S” Hookes (Wickes)
Scissors (Poundland)
Glue Gun (Wickes)
I bought my fabric for £1 at my local fabric store. The other tools were from my Wickes!

I love DIY projects because they are fun and I get to make things with my own stamp on it!
Would you like to see more DIY Posts? 🙂


  • Reply Shamenth B August 8 2012 at 9:32 am

    so cute

  • Reply VIPXO August 8 2012 at 9:44 am

    This is AMAZING! I’ve been after something like this for ages and i never thought about DIY. I can’t wait to give it a go xo

  • Reply Claire Tyler August 8 2012 at 9:48 am

    wow! I would never of guessed you made this! This necklace is amazing!!! great job xx

  • Reply Aisha Jimoh August 8 2012 at 9:48 am

    Wow! This is fab! I have so much fabric and leather and need ideas for DIY projects! I think i’ve found one thanks to you 🙂 xxx

  • Reply L.Dufie August 8 2012 at 9:50 am

    I love the necklace, it looks similar to one H&M stocked a while ago! x

  • Reply Lauren August 8 2012 at 9:55 am

    Thank you so much! I wondered how you made them because I love them so much, but wasn’t willing to pay that much for them. I need to make it now!


  • Reply nicolina(: August 8 2012 at 9:56 am

    wow that’s amazing! If I saw that in a shop I’d definitely buy it 🙂

  • Reply Elodie August 8 2012 at 10:18 am

    WOW! That’s amazing! Looks just as good as the Monki one you picked up that day! Wow! I still can’t get over how cool this is!

    -Elodie x

  • Reply Lauren August 8 2012 at 10:18 am

    that is amazing! I’m so rubbish at DIY though-maybe you should sell them…(hint hint haha)


  • Reply Rachel August 8 2012 at 10:20 am

    wow it looks amazing. i would never have known that it was DIY! looks fab 🙂 great tutorial too 🙂 x

  • Reply Rebekah Wing. August 8 2012 at 10:24 am

    looks amazing 🙂 thanks for sharing your DIY! it’s great 🙂

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

  • Reply FashiondiariesbyPeace August 8 2012 at 10:32 am

    Very creative,I love your style

  • Reply FashiondiariesbyPeace August 8 2012 at 10:34 am

    I love your creativity and style. You are classy.

  • Reply City Girl's Fashion Box August 8 2012 at 10:43 am

    This is a FAB idea! x

  • Reply Marijana August 8 2012 at 11:03 am

    It’s so cool… I love this necklace 🙂

  • Reply Temi August 8 2012 at 11:26 am

    Such a great idea! You look lovely as always!


  • Reply Claire Edwards August 8 2012 at 11:45 am

    Wow this is great! Such a creative alternative when you need the perfect color statement!

  • Reply Barbara1923 August 8 2012 at 12:08 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful Shirley. I have to give this a try soon.

  • Reply Diamond August 8 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I love this DIY. It’s u l t r a chic.

    Diamond A.

  • Reply alissa b August 8 2012 at 12:37 pm

    love this shirley! can’t wait to try it out myself! 🙂

    alissa b

  • Reply LouLouDaniels August 8 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Oooh check you out Shirl. What a fab idea. I’d deffo like to see more DIY posts xx

  • Reply chachamisu August 8 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I love everything the statement necklace, the colors, the knots,the way you wore it! I used to make creation with knots, I just saw you have a lot DIY with that. I am instantly inspired again. Can make tons of variations with it. Thankyou!

    Nataya (Chachamisu)
    Naty Ponders Style
    Chachamisu Photography

  • Reply Walda August 8 2012 at 1:18 pm

    So cool, good idea and great tutorial.

    My blog:


  • Reply Angie Ang August 8 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Wow! It turned out so good! I may have to attempt this!
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  • Reply Gemma-Louise August 8 2012 at 2:11 pm

    This would be stunning in a slate grey colour!

  • Reply Sophie ★ August 8 2012 at 2:19 pm

    wow what a creative idea 🙂 LOoks great


  • Reply Joanne Christina August 8 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I cannot believe you did this yourself. How amazing. Dont stop.

  • Reply dorannedoll August 8 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Love it! you’re so creative!

  • Reply Michelleesque August 8 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I must must try this DIY! Thanks for sharing!


  • Reply Keshia McElrath August 8 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Oh wow! The necklace is absolutely beautiful and very chic. I love to go thrifting and I have several T-shirts laying around without a purpose…Now they do! Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Moya Lovely August 8 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Love it will be trying it out

  • Reply DaviJay Love August 8 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I love your DIY statement necklace! I used to have hair scrunchies just like this when I was a little one! So nostalgic!

  • Reply Sarah Ouzou August 8 2012 at 5:57 pm

    SO CREATIVE! I’ve got to try this out

    Sarah xxx

  • Reply Mimi Walker August 8 2012 at 6:08 pm

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  • Reply Mimi Walker August 8 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I love this!:)

  • Reply Jillian Hunt August 8 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I can’t believe you made this it looks so high end !

  • Reply OLIVIA August 8 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Amazing Shelz, love it. Am definitely going to try it out!x

  • Reply Ofure B August 8 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Love it ….so pretty…xx

  • Reply TrèsChicGlobal August 8 2012 at 6:40 pm

    wow, can’t believe you made this is gorgeous, i would so buy this if it was in a store!!!

  • Reply Phoebe Robinson August 8 2012 at 7:08 pm

    So talented! xxx

  • Reply Hansinee Khoobloll August 8 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I really want to try this, it is such a brilliant idea!

  • Reply Jennifer August 8 2012 at 10:08 pm


  • Reply effortlesscool August 8 2012 at 10:34 pm

    this is AMAZING!

    XO Sahra

  • Reply Divya Deshpande August 8 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Excellent idea! I also love your make-up – what’s on your eyes? I have similar skin tone and have been looking for pink eye make up looks.

  • Reply Miya @ Design Indulgences August 9 2012 at 1:04 am

    Yes I wanna see more DIY posts…

  • Reply LePetitBohemian August 9 2012 at 4:26 am

    Cool! Saw something similar at J. Crew

  • Reply Kells August 9 2012 at 6:21 am

    I love your DIYs! Brilliant! I think I might try it :]

  • Reply Shirley August 9 2012 at 8:10 am

    Thanks all!

    On my eyes: Anitqued eyeshadow by MAC! x

  • Reply Anastasia from Natbeesfashion August 9 2012 at 8:22 am

    Thats amazing!Thanks for sharing i’ll try to do it 🙂

  • Reply Dusty Petals August 9 2012 at 9:22 am

    Wow! What a clear and brilliant DIY presentation. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Reply LOLA C. August 9 2012 at 9:26 am


    Saludos desde ANDALUCIA

  • Reply Etoile1617 August 9 2012 at 10:37 am

    Love! Love! Love these types of videos 🙂 Might try and make a matching bracelet when I give it a go hehe

  • Reply hannnahks August 9 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Just watched your video on Youtube on this. You’re so creative! More DIYs please 🙂


    Hannah (my blog: ❂ MARIBLEU ❂)

  • Reply mancunianvintage August 9 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Great job!

  • Reply Lela August 9 2012 at 3:15 pm

    This looks awesome! Will give it a shot for sure!

  • Reply Christine August 9 2012 at 11:51 pm

    i love this shirley thank you for being an inspiration! xo from NY

  • Reply dearsafia August 9 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Shirley this is amazing! So creative! Well done 🙂

    From Cupcakes, With Love x

  • Reply Rella @ August 10 2012 at 6:34 am

    Awesome tutorial! Can’t wait to try this out

  • Reply FJ August 10 2012 at 8:22 am

    really amazing DIY , I would say.

  • Reply Sally Ifeoma August 10 2012 at 10:02 am

    This is such a GREAT idea! I am going to try this before I go back to school, I can have a variety of statement pieces for half the price. Thanks for sharing!

    xo Sally

  • Reply Tobeapoet August 10 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Lovely colour indeedy! I remember doing those knots with those jelly string things for keyrings haha xo

  • Reply Wendy August 10 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Wat a statement piece DIY’s brings out creativity nice work Shirley xxx

  • Reply Totally.Random.Crap. August 11 2012 at 7:30 am

    More DIY posts please…it looks perfect!

  • Reply ShariGold August 11 2012 at 5:19 pm

    yes this is beautiful. great diy.

  • Reply Orean Collier August 11 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I just came across your blog and I love it. This was a great post and I think I will give it a try,,, so chic!

  • Reply Sunshine August 12 2012 at 7:36 am

    Gorgeous necklace! Awesome DIY!
    I love colourful statement pieces like this :).
    I love making and creating my own stuff, it makes it so much more fun and unique.
    Thank you for sharing :))


  • Reply Ashley Udoh August 12 2012 at 12:43 pm

    so awesome! I’ll definitely be trying this!!

  • Reply Miss Dre August 13 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I hate when I’m out looking for the perfect accessory and I can’t seem to find it! This cute necklace you’ve recreated inspires me to start trying my hand at making accessories of my own. And I bet would be so rewarding to wear something DIY and when someone asks you where you got it you’re able to say you made it yourself.

    Great job, Shirley! And thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply LT Favors August 14 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I love this! This is something I will definately give a try 🙂 Great Job Shirley

  • Reply Bromeliad August 15 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Great video. Very clear and nice captioning.

    Around here we call that a lanyard knot. I love it and have made several bizarre neckacles and bracelets with it. Love your take on it.

  • Reply manouschka/ August 15 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Hey beautiful
    i tried your DIY video out and the result is awesome
    I left out the SS on these and already making a twisted one with the SS
    Thanks again for your tutorial xxx

  • Reply ThePerfectShee August 15 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Love it ! and love the colour too

  • Reply Buzz August 16 2012 at 7:42 am

    Love it!


  • Reply KJ August 16 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Love this. Can’t wait to make my own.

  • Reply e August 17 2012 at 10:27 pm

    So cute. I plan to try it

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