Saturday, October 25, 2008

D.I.Y. body chain

                                                            What you will need:
                                                            regular chain
                                                            thick or different chain

I got the links and chain at a craft store, you can buy it in bags of 1 m (3.28 ft) but I have seen it in roles and you can get as much as you want. I used 2 m of regular chain and only a tiny bit of the thicker chain but it will vary depending on your body shape and size.    

Make a large necklace using the regular chain. When placed over your neck this should hang down to your Breast bone and at the back it should hang between your wing bones.

Using a link attach another piece of regular chain onto the necklace, this piece of chain should hang from the back at your wing bones to the top of your waist. Once this is done attach another link onto the bottom of that chain (this will be used later). 

Using a link attach a piece of the larger or detailed/different chain onto the front of the necklace at the top of your breast bone, this should hang down to he bottom of your breast bone but it can be longer or shorter depending on what flatters you. As with step 2 you will need to attach a link to the end of the detailed chain as this will be used later.

So far, if you put the necklace on, you should have a necklace with two different types and lengths of chain hanging of it on opposite sides. If you don't than you have done something wrong.


This is the final step.
create another necklace  but slightly larger than the first and using the links on the bottom of the two hanging chains attach it. Now you should have something that looks like two necklaces attached by a long chain in the back and a smaller chain in the front.
 THIS IS YOUR BODY CHAIN! you are done(:

At first I had a little difficulty putting it on but i got the hang of it however you could replace one of the links at the top with a catch of sorts to make putting it on a little bit easier.

                                                             To see the chain on go hear 


ashley said...

great tutorial- will have to give it a try;)

ashley said...

great tutorial- will have to give it a try;)

Miss Woo said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to see if I can find some good quality chains for this..

Anonymous said...

great !!! I will have to try it.

Mila said...

Ah so lovely you did this! <3

I am waiting on a new post from you with one of your great outfits..

I hope you are fine, dear!


yiqin; said...

Yay! I need to find pliers ASAP!

Dapper Kid said...

Oh wow super :)

the tea drinking english rose said...

aw.. you teacher of fashion you!
i love it. and still really adore your hair.

thank you for your comment, it made me smile a million.

Ashleigh Rose said...

This is so helpful... I haven't made anything in a long time but you've inspired me!

Also, I added your blog to the list of blogs I love.

Anonymous said...

niiice! too bad i'm not a body chain person. =/

Ashleigh Rose said...

Aw, thankyou very much you're a sweetie.

My cat is cute! He's also enormous, as you can probably tell I am struggling to lift him in the photo. :)

Kristi Ellen said...

Wow, cool. If i fine some good chains I'll give it a try!

Le Smoking said...

killer chain and awesome tutorial!

i am adding you to my links :)


Wendy said...

AWESOMENESS! Thank you so much for this tutorial!

Ariella said...

Thanks for the tutorial. It looked great on you so it's nice to now know how to make it :)

Anonymous said...

amazing tutorial!! i will most definitely try it this weekend!!

La C

Tobey said...

love the tutorial and you're so cute! i adore your chunky heels...

kylie said...

i love this! i'm def going to try this & add this link. Maegan said...


Rabenschwarz said...

such a great tutorial, thank you so much for it. i was to dumb to discover how i can do it.

Anonymous said...

Yay, ty for DIY.

Hey, that rhymes (:

Kenny Surtani said...

This is art!!!! The women the clothes,the photo everything is awesome!!!

roxybina said...

I'm gonna try and make this..