November 30, 2011

DIY: Fringe Necklace


I was totally going to get this Martin Margiela necklace but then I decided to make my own. The first reason is because I can, and the second reason is because it's nice to make your own things.

Fashion and food always prompt me to know if I can make it myself. I mean, being Taiwanese, have you used a Chinese restaurant's bathroom?! How can you have an appetite after pissing in what looks like a scene from the movie "Hostel" while smelling mummified skunk bathroom air? So it pays if you  make your own food and jewelry, I tell ya!

Here are the steps:

1. Get a gold chain with hoops big enough to fit the two suede cords through.

2. Cut the suede into pieces in various lengths (mine is about half an inch difference). Cut two of each length as you want your necklace to be symmetrical. I used 2 different colors but feel free to just use one or more.
Tip: if you got your suede wrapped up like mine, use an iron to flatter them


3. Start from the very middle- fold the suede cord in half, put it through a chain hoop, then hoop the cord through the suede hoop. Pull and tighten. Do this for every chain hoop until you feel there's enough fringes.

4. Trim the suede cords to make it the V shape if you have to.

4. (Optional) Crimp a suede string onto each end of the chain if your chain isn't long enough.


And here you have it- A statement necklace that doesn't require extensive jewelry craftsmanship. Now go work on your fried rice dish, okla?


{Pictures taken by Justyna; vintage sweater, DIY fringe necklace, shoes from Taipei}

64 comments:

  1. such a cute diy! definitely have to give it a go when i've got some spare time! :D
    jessie x
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  2. OOO I love this! It seems like such a simple idea but so creative!

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  3. I love it .So easy and cute.

    Thanks for ya lovely comment .Hope to see you more.

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  4. This is a great diy! You are so creative and I love the end product.
    Lol, I agree with the bathroom experience. Omg! You're Taiwanese? I went to school in Taiwan. I really want to go back there. The foods at the night market definitely make me miss Taiwan so much!

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  5. Love your DIY posts! This necklace looks amazing, I'm so tempted to make one of my own!

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  6. Love very nice! Thanks for the tip!

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  7. Gorgeous, especially with that sweater!

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  8. Wow! What a great idea! You did that perfectly! I love this. And your outfit!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
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  9. thanks :) you look beautiful, your sweater is lovely and it's perfect for the necklace you made :) nice blog sweetie, would you like us to follow each other?
    kisses*
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  10. Julie! You did a great job! I wish I was a DIY'er! I can always learn right? ; )

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  11. you continually astound me with your creativity, & your word wizardry!

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  12. ingenious, I am so doing this! I love your styling with the chunky sweater.. GREAT DIY!

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  13. cool diy!!

    new post on my blog: I'm waiting for your comment!!
    kiss
    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  14. What a simple and chic DIY!! I must try it sometime. :)


    xoxo

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  15. Amazing & so like the original. You are sooo creative xoxo
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  16. love this love this and I could so make it. thanks for the great idea!

    -grace
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  17. AHH you cutie you! >: D I love your haircolor!

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  18. really simple and really good. i would recommend going to the bathroom after you eat your food. :)

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  19. your creation is really a masterpiece!thanks for your lovely comment!!

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  20. Very chic and creative! Great outfit!

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  21. Thats so cute!! you always do great fashion DIY's I never think off :D

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  22. How cool and creative! Thanks for sharing, I'm always looking for fun diy

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  23. so cute - that is so neat how you did that - you are so creative - and now my stomach hurst from laughing at what you said about the bathroom - too funny - but yuuuuuk - lol

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  24. thanks for the sweet comment!
    This DIY is so creative, I need to try it, great job! I've been in need of new DIY projects lately ;]

    mango
    mangotatoes.blogspot.com

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  25. It's beautiful.. better than the one you wanted to buy

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  26. Finally a DIY I can actually do, and I actually WANT to do. Thanks so much for posting, I think I'm going to hit up the fabric store and make myself one!

    Quench Fab

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  27. Girl, what can't you make? It is gorgeous!!! You need to start your own line. :D LOVE IT!
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  28. Wow, I take my hat off to you for the creativity! This is a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing it.

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  29. What a great necklace. It's so nice nobody would think you just whipped it up yourself! Way to go.

    Loulou Downtown

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  30. k, this is my kind of DIY...no sewing involved! glad i saw this...i have a package of suede cord from a prior project. will be giving this one a try soon.

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  31. This is a crazy awesome DIY! I'm really bad with things like jewelry construction, but I might try this one!

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  32. LOVE THIS DIY! You're so creative and savvy. Looks great paired with the sweater and button up. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Your DIYs are always so great. I love this necklace and can't wait to try this myself.

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  34. It's amazing, the things you can make. One of your many amazing facets. =)

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  35. i love this necklace! i don't know if i can do it myself though... perhaps i should ask my mom to make one, haha. ;)

    <3, Mimi
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  36. oppps wrong input:/ posted this comment on your previous post huhu

    i love the fringe necklace you did! :D very creative! :) more tutorials like this one! :)

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  37. You did an amazing job! It looks so good.

    Leia

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  38. Wow, awesome post man. This is actually pretty cool, might try this cos it looks so pretty :D

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  39. Wow, that's incredibly creative of you!
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  40. WOW! This is awesome! Must do one now! Follow you, come and see my blog I do some DIY as well :) Olya xx

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  41. Love your creativity and humor to bits! Haha I usually avoid the toilets in Chinese restaurants at ALL cost. And u are from Taiwan! I love all the shopping and food there! It's definitely a place I wish to visit again!

    Fang Ting
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  42. omg girl this diy is awesome! i'm pretty sure i'm going to have to copy you on this one, i'll totally give you credit if i do! :) great job!

    Crystal Hearts Vintage

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  43. I always love your DIY's!! Another fantastic one!! x

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  44. You really ARE creative. And no needles needed, too! I think I'm falling in love with crafting now, haha!

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    LeeAnne, Style N Season
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  45. loved the necklace! ur good at diy stuff! :)

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  46. That is SO awesome...thanks for sharing :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  47. not sure that the fringe would be for more but the way you styled it looks so awesome... like the sweater would be so naked without! great to discover your blog.

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  48. love this idea! i might need to run to the craft store tonight!!

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  49. Obsessed! I LOVE this! Will definitely try it.

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  50. it´s so cool this blog!

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  51. I am always inspired to be more crafty by your ingenious DIY posts.

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  52. Hi Julie,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of fringe and tassel crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecrafts.com/blog/fc/fringe-tassels-crafts/

    Have a great day!

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