DIY: Maison Martin Margiela Inspired Necklace

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

I love jewelry and I’ve been feeling lately that all of the crazy chunky stuff that is in is SO DIYable. Often I part with my money only too happily for jewelry but I feel wrong spending 300 dollars on some chains that were welded together, even if they were welded together quite beautifully. I had been admiring this necklace (sold out, sorry) a while ago from Maison Martin Margiela:

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

So I put together my own.

(Here, here, here, here and here are some similar necklaces)

You’ll need:

2 or 3 lengths of chain in progressively smaller sizes. You can find them at your local hardware store, just ask the nice man to cut them into the lengths that you want. As you can see I only did 2.

Ribbon for a closure

A subtley colored, strong thread or floss to hold the chains together

A lighter (optional)

Hex or other nuts (we only had quad lying around)

Find the middle of the biggest chain which will go around the neck. Weave the medium piece of chain through with your floss. Do the same thing with the third piece, or hex nuts or whatever you’re using.

I used a lighter to carefully ‘fuse’ my knots. Be careful though because you can burn through it if you’re not careful and you’ll have to start over, which is terrible.

Tada!

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