DIY: Adia Kibur Inspired Necklace

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Sorry for the no-post Friday but things got too crazy around here! I have some good news to share, but only after I’ve dotted my I’s and crossed my T’s. On Sunday I worked till my fingers bled (literally) doing DIY projects, sanding and spray painting the crap out of a bunch of pieces of furniture I kept meaning to re-do but never did. I’ve finally made a few decisions about how I want our bedroom to look (a mere 6 months after moving here) so this week I’ll have a big post with pictures about that. Today I have an Adia Kibur inspired DIY. I’ve been trolling Shopbop every spare minute for a dress to wear to an upcoming wedding of two good friends (in NYC at the Plaza, hoody hoo!) and though I just can’t seem to pull the trigger on a dress I came upon this necklace. I’m a sucker for flourescent but 145USD + customs is a bit steep for something I could make after a cheap trip to Builder’s Warehouse (the South African Home Depot).

For this project you will need:

2 lengths of chain which add up to anywhere that fits around your head up to a metre (can be the same or different, you decide) These are available by the metre/yard at your local hardware store.

1  flourescent spray paint color (I used the one from my credit card necklace)

2 jump rings

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Take one of the  lengths of chain outside or to a garage (or if you have a balcony spread out some garbage bags and cover everything) and spray paint it. Let it dry for an hour, turn it over and spray paint the other side. After it has dried for at least 24 hours (er, um 5 hours in the sun if you’re lazy) use your jump rings to attach it to the other chain length so that it is one giant necklace. You can wear it long or short, or take ribbon and tie it through the jump rings and wear it in half like pictured above. Enjoy your awesome necklace and the money you didn’t spend!

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

2 thoughts on “DIY: Adia Kibur Inspired Necklace

  1. I have so much respect for your creative mind! And am so glad we can’t do online shopping here. Soooo dangerous.. especially when you’ve just introduced yet another wonderful shopping site here. Shopbop rocks!

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