Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DIY: Body Chains

With yesterday being the "unofficial start of summer" and all, we thought we'd whip out one of our very favorite summer fashion DIYS. Today we're showing you how to make a body chain... a red hot summer staple that can bring so much personalization to your beach wardrobe. With just a few tools and about ten minutes, you can make your own body chain. We're demonstrating the basics here, but we encourage you to use your creativity to take this DIY trend and make it truly you.

What You'll Need:
A Pack of Chain (gold, silver, or any metal you choose)
Matching Jump Rings
Matching Closures
2 Pairs of Pliers (using 1 needle-nose and 1 bent works great)
Wire Cutters 
A Ruler

Step one: Cut the chain into two pieces 11.5" long, two pieces 17.5" long, and one piece 3" long.

Step two: Seperate the closure on a jump ring using your piers. Close the jump ring around the end of a piece of 11.5" chain.

Step three: Seperate another jump ring. Close the jump ring around the end of a piece of 11.5" chain AND a closure.

Step four: Seperate a third jump ring. Close it around the untouched sides of both 11.5" chains AND one side of the 3" chain. Your chains should be connected in a Y-shape and be able to link around your neck. 

Step five: Attach a jump ring to the untouched side of the 3" chain.

Step six: Add both 17.5" chains and close the jump ring.

Step seven: Finally, attach a jump ring and closure on opposing sides of the 17.5" chain. These chains should be able to link around your torso.

Et voliĆ . There you have it, folks. You are ready to spice up your bikini or summer ensemble in no time! Enjoy :)

Truly Yours,

P.S. "Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself." - Oscar de la Renta


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