Thursday, January 26, 2012

Burn Your Bra

Fringe ain't just for hippies. Another MIB (more like an actual DIY this time) is coming right at you, an ombre, gold painted, fringe necklace.  Finally, a bold statement necklace to make that outfit even more groovy/ out of sight/ righteous, and slightly resembling hair (an unusual/ disturbing choice for an accessory).

This project is far from difficult, here are the fantastic supplies you will be needing:
  • Glue gun
  • Around 14 inches of long fringe (choose any color you would like)
  • Metallic paint (I used gold and bronze)
  • Chain 
  • Any trimmings you desire: buttons, ribbon, rope, diamonds, 14k gold, bottle caps, barbie shoes, furbies, licorice, etc. 

Step 1) Measure the chain length as long as you want the necklace to hang.  I made mine a little shorter so the fringe would lay higher on my neck.  Make sure and add a little extra for the option to adjust later.

Step 2) Cut fringe into three lengths: 7, 4, and 3 inches.

Step 3) Layer the fringe pieces on top of the other from the longest length to the shortest.  Center each length when placing on top of the next piece.  This is just to visualize how it will look when completed.

Step 4) Trim fringe so each tier will be more visible but don't cut the longest length, 7 inches.  Trim about half an inch off of the 4 inch piece and one inch off of the 3 inch piece.  I taped down the ends to make it easier to cut.

Step 5) Its time to go HAM with the metallic paint, I painted the 7 inch and 3 inch pieces bronze and the 4 inch piece gold.  Turns out, you can barely tell at if your smart, choose higher contrasting colored paints or just go with the similar colors (I mean, that's what I was going for the whole time...).

Step 6) Put the remaining strip of fringe over your lip to create a comical, Groucho Marx mustache (no, that is not supposed to resemble Hitler, waaay to controversial...).  Ha, full of jokes, I know.

Step 7) After that interlude, continue to glue the pieced onto the chain with your handy dandy glue gun (don't underestimate its power) as directed in step three.  Make sure the pieces are fully dry or else...well they will stick.  I know this seemingly obvious fact from personal experience.  Then from there, you take the reigns.  Bedazzle it, trim it, or decorate that shit however you desire and call it fashion.  Because, it is after all.

If you're feeling ambitious, go ahead and put together a crazy fringe ring (ended up being a better use than for my Hitler-like mustache.  I just glued it to an old button and ring and tah-dah!  Turns out, its incredibly impractical.  So impractical it was further ornamented in my salad dressing at lunch.

1 comment:

  1. omg! this is a diy i wanna try!
    that looks super cool :)
    well done! :) x