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Posts Tagged ‘chain’

Handbag Makeover – Sad to Fab

February 12, 2012

I recently acquired a $30 voucher for a shoe store, but wasn’t in the mood for new shoes (shock horror). I opted for a handbag instead. After the $30 discount I got this handbag for only $9.95! Can you say bargain?

It is an okay handbag but I feel that’s a bit too plain but for $9.95 I couldn’t really complain. I thought this bag would be perfect for a sad to fab makeover.

First I started out with some gold bag chain and jump rings.

Using pliers open a jump ring to capture the chain.

To determine the best length of the chain I stuffed the bag with some clothes to hold it upright. Once I determined the length of the chain I used the pliers to unlink and then attach it to the jump ring on the other side.

I then attached the second chain to both jump rings.

And then a third.

I love how a few strands of chain can transform a handbag. I will most likely add some charms but for now this will do.

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Braided Headband

February 4, 2012

I’m not a headband kinda girl. Mostly if I’m wearing a headband it would be because I am curling my hair (a post will be made on that at a later date). I must admit though, sometimes a headband could be exactly what I am missing to complete an outfit.

This project began with some round chain and leather cord. I weaved the cord through the chain to create semi-flat surface.

I made three of the weaved combinatations in equal lenth and used a jump ring to join all three ends to begin braiding.

Once completed I used another jump ring to seal off the braid and glued the stray bits of cord down.

It’s almost done! All you need to do now is grab a hair tie and open the jump rings to also hold the hair tie.

Voila!

Have fun xx

MIMCO Inspired Tassel Necklace

January 20, 2012

Late last week I posted my tutorial on MIMCO Inspired Tassel Earrings, today I am going to show you how to make a matching necklace!

Here is what you will need:

  • Silver Button
  • Tassel
  • Felt
  • Diamante Silver Chain
  • Silver Chain
  • Jump plate Findings
  • Hot Glue
  • Measuring Tape

And here is how to do it:

To get your desired length hang the silver chain around your neck (I cut mine about an inch away from my collar bone). With the chain still around your neck hold the diamante chain at both ends of the silver chain, lengthening the diamante until you are happy with the length then cut.  Use jump plates to join the silver chain and the diamante chain together (you can use glue to adhere the jump plate if you have no way to attach it to the diamante chain), and cut the diamante chain exactly in half.

Use hot glue to fix the ends of the diamante to the back of the button. Cut the tassel just above the wrapped area and use hot glue to fix it to the back of the button.

Use the felt to cover the mess on the back on the button by cutting a circle and using hot glue.

Voila!

Matching accessories!

I hope you have as much fun making them as much as I did!

xx


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