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Topic: Don't Buy DIY: Lanvin Necklace (using Hardware Store Findings) - TUTE & Photos  (Read 4140 times)
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carlyjcais
« on: November 08, 2009 02:26:14 PM »



Original post at: http://chicsteals.blogspot.com/2009/11/dont-buy-diy-hardware-necklace.html

We all saw last season's Lanvin runway collection and those chunky, statement necklaces made from what looked like bits and bobs from the hardware store.

Basically, in order to make this necklace, I purchased from the Home Depot plumbing section:

*1 pack of 3/4 x 3/4 straight couplings (5 to a pk)
*2 packs of 1/2" compression nuts (3 to a pk)
*1 pack of 5/8" compression nuts (3 to a pk)



And strung them on a dark gray satin ribbon. I folded the ends of the ribbon over 2 gold split rings I had banging around in my findings box (D-rings would have been better, but whatever); machine-stitched to reinforce the ends, and attached a heavy-duty lobster claw clasp and jumpring to one side.

Presto! In less time than it's taken me to write this post, I had a gorgeous, shiny chunky statement necklace - for about $8 from the hardware store. (You may want to wipe your findings with alcohol to clean off any machinery grease/hardware store/raging testosterone smell from them.)



I wore my version of the hardware necklace in the latest styling challenge for America's Most Stylish Blogger Competition here: www.stylelist.com/amsb


(If you like my look, please vote for me in the competition!  Thank you!)

Happy DIY'ing!  
xoxox
Carly
« Last Edit: May 20, 2011 02:57:14 PM by jungrrl - Reason: edited to comply with Craftster guidelines » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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xoxox
Carly
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