Craft

Honestly WTF

One of my current obsessions is the fashion / diy blog Honestly WTF. Along with great coverage of trends and fashion events, they post innovative, haute DIY fashion projects. If you want the runway look, why not do it yourself and save … oh somewhere around a zillion dollars?

Here are two DIY jewelry projects from Honestly WTF. You’ll need to reach into your sewing kit and take a field trip to your local craft store for these:

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Pom Pom necklaces by Nicole Akong

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What You Need

2 feet of pom pom trim
2 feet of chain
40-60 jump rings
4 feet of nylon cord
2 needle nose pliers

What To Do

Start by attaching the chain to the outer edge of the pom pom trim with the jump rings. If you are using cable chain, connect a jump ring through every other link.

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Once the entire length of the chain is attached to the pom pom trim, thread the cord through each jump ring.

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Pick up each end of the cord and the chain will naturally fall on top of the pom pom trim. Center the pom pom and chain portion. You’ll need to attach this portion to the cord to prevent it from sliding. Add another jump ring to the first link of the chain and pierce it through the cord. Do the same with the last link.

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Your new pom pom necklace is finished!!

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Experiment by adding more chain, attaching different sized jump rings or using a variety of colored cord! Have fun!

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DIY Woven Chain Bracelet

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What You Need

A curb link bracelet
Embroidery thread
Two bobby pins
A pair of scissors

What To Do

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Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Knot all the threads at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Sandwich each set between a bobby pin – this will help you easily weave the threads through the links of the bracelet. Lay the threads to the left of the bracelet. Pull the first color (coral) from under the first link and over the top of the left side.

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Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Pull the second color (blue) from under the same link and over the top left again. Repeat the steps, moving onto a new link: put the first color (coral) on top of the second color (blue) and pull it out from under the 2nd link and over the top left. Lay the second color (blue) on top of the first color (peach) and pull it out from under the 2nd link and over the top left again. Because the links of this particular bracelet are large, I wove the threads through twice on each link. If you are using a smaller linked bracelet, you should weave through each link once like this.

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Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. Finish it with a knot and trim the ends.

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Your woven chain bracelet is done!

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That’s it – are you up to the challenge? How would you wear these pieces? Tell me and share your favorite DIY jewelry projects in the comments below.

 

Photo Credit: Style.com, Honestly WTF, Net-A-Porter
  • Mehran Farhat

    Everyone needs to check out this site…honestlywtf.com. Best haute DIY site ever!

  • Elissa Lerma

    That woven chain braclet is adorable!!!

  • victoria silva

    OMG this is are wonderful…I love them…thank you…off I go to get the materials to make them!!!

    Victoria Silva

  • Melissa @Momma Running in Heels

    Love it! I’m not so crafty, but this I think I can do!

  • Melissa Scanlon

    Oh, man! Thanks for sharing. I sense a new obssesion!

  • Kirsten Reichelt

    Super excited! I can’t wait to try making them! I’m hosting a “mommy’s night out slumber party” at my house, and it would be a great idea for something we can all try together. Thanks for the idea!

  • Mishy Oz

    Wow, these are awesome!!

  • Jayne Hartley

    I love love LOVE that bracelet!! Feeling so inspired! I’d make several different ones and wear them all of the time, they’d work with a T and jeans, or dressed up! LOVE IT.

  • Katherynn Fischer

    totally adorable! I have been in love with pompom trim in interior design for who knows how long.. i love the idea of using it with jewelry! Great find, Tori!

  • Suzanne Brown

    I am SO making these!!!!!!!