DIY paper clip necklace18/05/2013
This DIY paper clip necklace is actually a very old idea. Ancient almost. I’ve had this necklace for few years now, since ’09 I believe. So why am I only now posting a DIY for it? Simply because I didn’t have a blog back then. Also because in these few years I’ve got an insane amount of compliments for it and a few suggestions that I should make more and sell them. However, I’m too lazy and too busy for that and besides – it’s too easy to make that I don’t believe anyone would actually buy it.
Mine got all tangled really bad so I thought I’d “dismantle” it and then re-do it the same way. And of course share how to make your own. I’m such a white trash tbh, but I don’t mind it. I’ve always preferred creative and DIY solutions including any material you can find over basic, bought stuff. And having a statement necklace that no one else has that doesn’t cost over $2 is sheer pleasure to me.
What you’ll need for this awesome accessory – obviously paper clips. I used two sizes, bigger and smaller ones, but you can use whatever you like. You can also get black or white ones or even rainbow colored! The choice is yours. Also, you’ll need two simple chains, thick or thin – whichever you prefer. It’s important that one is shorter than the other, so it can create that hanging effect (if I can call it that). The process is simple: attach the shorter chain to the middle of the longer one and then just start putting paper clips on. You can do one row, two rows like I did or even more, according to your liking. And that’s it! It’s seriously the simplest thing I’ve ever made, takes about 20-30 minutes tops! If any of you make this DIY paper clip necklace, feel free to send me photos, I’d love to see it – maybe even hang ’em on my Facebook wall or Tweet them. If you Instagram it, you can use my tag #moiminnie (you can also use it on Tumblr) so I will be able to see it! Have a good weekend, darlings.
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