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:
DIY Pom Pom Necklace
Pom Pom necklaces by Nicole Akong
What You Need
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.
Once the entire length of the chain is attached to the pom pom trim, thread the cord through each jump ring.
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.
Your new pom pom necklace is finished!!
Experiment by adding more chain, attaching different sized jump rings or using a variety of colored cord! Have fun!
DIY Woven Chain Bracelet
What You Need
A curb link bracelet
Two bobby pins
A pair of scissors
What To Do
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.
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.
Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. Finish it with a knot and trim the ends.
Your woven chain bracelet is done!
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.