Neon Friendship Necklaces

by Ashley Weeks Cart

It’s my busiest week at work. The week that concludes 14 months of preparation and planning and results in 3,000 people descending in one place for four days. Four days for which I am primarily responsible.


Needless to say, I’ve been trying to stay as relaxed and calm as possible for the sake of my household and this pregnancy. Inspired by the photos below, I decided to combine the current trends in neon and friendship bracelets and make myself some wacky necklaces. Yet another item I can use this summer to spice up my limited maternity wardrobe.

Throw back to 1993, like whoa! I even found my dad’s neon tinted sunglasses to complete the look.

Neon twine/string (I found a pack of 5 at the local hardware store)
Small brass S hook
Lighter or matches


1. Honestly, just do whatever kind of braiding, knotting and twisting you remember and enjoy from childhood. I did a braid. A chinese staircase. And I twisted two twines together and then folded them over on themselves. I made each piece of the necklace long enough to slip over my head so I wouldn’t need a traditional clasp.

2. I then attached each of the necklace pieces to an S hook that I had flattened with pliers on either S curve to remove the space. With a lighter, I burned the knots and ends of the strings to melt and secure them to one another and the S hook.

3. Then I rocked some killer shades. Oh snap!

Photo: Courtesy of Ashley Weeks Cart