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A much cheaper alternative
The inspiration for this project comes from jewellery brand Armor (http://www.armorjewelry.com/). Specifically this piece (http://www.armorjewelry.com/shop/ume/). It's pretty pricy so I made my own. The original uses heavier chains which means that it sits better as the smaller chains do not pull the neck piece off to the side but I can live with that. I'm sorry that there are no pictures. I got too wrapped up in making it and a lot of making it required the use of two hands, but if you understand the very basics of jewellery making then it is easy to do. In fact even if you don't understand the basics you can do it. All you need to know how to do is how to join two elements of the piece together using jump rings. Which is very simple, if you don't know how just search for it using your preferred search engine.

Posted by Catfish from Norwich, England, United Kingdom • Published See Catfish's 13 projects »
  • Step 1

    Take the large chain and drape it around you neck to determine what length you want it. Cut to length.

  • Step 2

    Attach the clasp to one end of the neck chain using a jump ring.

  • Step 3

    Drape the remainder of the large chain around your arm and shoulder. Determine length and cut.

  • Step 4

    Attach ends of the arm chain together using a jump ring.

  • Step 5

    For the next steps a dress form or a volunteer would come in very useful but you could keep taking it on and off yourself.

  • Step 6

    Decide how far apart you want your arm chain from your neck chain at the top of your shuoulder. Cut a piece of small chain to length and attach it to the neck and arm chains using jump rings.

  • Step 7

    Next determine the length and drape that you want for the bottom chain at the front of your jewellery. Cut small chain to size and attach with jump rings.

  • Step 8

    Now work your way back up the front of the body from the bottom small chain to the shoulder. Space your small chains evenly (or not if you want) I attached one on every other link of the large chains. Make sure that as you attach them the large chains haven't twisted and that you are always attaching the small chains on the same sides of the large chains.

  • Step 9

    I also added a few lengths of small chain down the back to stop the arm chain sliding off. This is was very trial and error just keep trying it on and moving about until you get it right.

  • Step 10

    Wear with pride. To get it on you put your arm through the arm chain and pull up to your shoulder then do up the neck chain.

    I hope that was clear. Sorry for so many words and no pictures.

    Any qustions please ask.



Abby W.
Abby W. · St Louis, Missouri, US · 16 projects
AAH! So gorgeous!
Illyhia Anne B.
Illyhia Anne B. · Whitefish, Montana, US · 1 project
$275 yikes! thats gorgeous
Telihia D.
Telihia D. · Marrero, Louisiana, US · 2 projects
Sweet necklace, will be trying this in the near future.
Mousey · Parañaque, Metro Manila, PH · 85 projects
Oh. my. gosh..really? They're trying to charge $275 dollars??
O____O I think this fabulous...but I just made it for free just now..in under 20 minutes...with stuff I had in my room XD ahahahaha
Will upload the version soon!
I love yours Happy
Naomi D.
Naomi D. · Tremelo, Flanders, BE · 1 project
bought the materials yesterday, now it's time to make this Happy
Thanks for the tute ! ^^
Demonymphetamine · Turmero, Aragua, VE · 49 projects
Laura B.
Laura B. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
i love this! this is gorgeous!!!!
~L~ · Louisville, Kentucky, US · 1 project
nice! i thought this was part of the shirt at first.

I'm having a Link party for all fashion related DIY projects....come show off your DIY!

vann · Hong Kong, HK · 6 projects
Really nice to be a part of your dress's decoration/necklace
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