Do you have a pile of shopping bags and don’t know what to do with them? Well, you can remove the cotton cord handle and make a wrap bracelet/necklace combo:

The wrap bracelet/necklace is easy to make. Just remove the handle from the shopping bag, crimp each end of the handle, then attach the jump rings and clasp. Easy, yeah?!

Not only is the wrap bracelet/necklace combo easy, it’s also very inexpensive. The only materials that you need other than the shopping bag handle are crimp cord ends, jump rings and a lobster clasp.

If you are going to try this project, make certain that the handle from the shopping bag is thick and round. A soft cotton cord handle works best, but a nylon cord handle also works.

So, if you are looking for an easy jewelry project, then the cotton cord wrap bracelet/necklace is for you.

Are you ready? Let’s begin.

Cotton Cord Wrap Bracelet/Necklace



shopping bag with cotton cord handles
gold-plated crimp cord ends
12 6mm gold-plated jump rings
1 gold-plated lobster clasp
flat nose pliers
bent nose pliers

Dimensions: 17″ (19″ with jump rings and clasp), 6-7″ drop from neckline


Remove the cotton cord handle from the shopping bag.

Place the cotton cord flat on the table. Thread one end of the cord through a crimp cord end until the edge of the cord is slightly below the loop of the crimp cord end.

Fold the crimp cord end over the cord with the flat nose pliers. Repeat on the other end of the cord.

Attach jump rings on either end of the cord, then attach the lobster clasp.

You’re done! You should have a necklace that looks like this:

cotton cord necklace on display

Here is the wrapped bracelet on me:

cotton cord handle worn as wrap bracelet

Have you tried this project? If so, please share your comments below, or share your pictures on Pinterest.

If you’re interested in more jewelry projects, click here.

Thanks for visiting!

Spinster Simone 🙂


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