Wednesday, 2 May 2012

DIY: Neon Necklace

I've been seeing a lot of DIY fringe necklace  around. As tribal trend is coming in strong, a fringe necklace would really complement that or would also be an easy way to dress up a simple top. Here and here are my most favourite DIY pieces that others have done. They are easy and cheap to do, simply add a strip of fringe trim to any necklace you have. Dye it, layer it or bead it any way you like.

This piece is inspired by Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead) festival in Mexico.  I love the vibrant decorations, decorative skulls and blooming Marigolds. The meaning behind it is wonderful and the festivity have definitely inspired many designers in the past. The skull beads can be found on ebay or any bead shops. I brought mine as bracelets originally from H&M, their Fashion Against Aids summer 2012 collection where 25% of your money will go towards a charitable endeavor.

This is what you will need:

Chunky gold chain necklace
Neon fringe trimming
Small silver chain
Two pliers
Skull beads 
Small wooden beads
Silver jump rings for spikes
Spiky beads
Needle and clear elastic thread

Step 1: Cut neon fringe into the appropriate length and with needle and clear thread sew fringe onto the gold necklace.


Step 2: Attach spikes to the silver chain by using jump rings and pliers. Then with slightly larger jump rings attach the two ends of the spikes chain to the gold necklace. I gave it a bit more room on both ends so the spikes dangle slightly lower than the gold chain.


Step 3: Thread the skull and wodden beads into the right sequence onto clear thread. Knot the bottom end and cut (leave the top end long). I made 6 strands all together and place them with equal spacing on the necklace. 


Step 4: Loop the thread you left on top of the skull beads through to the necklace. Thread through all the beads to the bottom and secure the ends. Repeat it on all 6 strands.

Then Feel free to walk on the bright side of life! 
Thanks guys x

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