February 26th, 2013

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DIY: Venessa Arizaga inspired Tiered Chain Collar

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This project was inspired by a necklace I saw by Venessa Arizaga.  (She’s been a huge source of inspiration lately… her stuff is just so good!)  It’s such an easy piece to wear… I really love how it looks with a great graphic tee (as pictured above) but it will dress up just as nicely.

RG-Necklace---MaterialsMaterials:  About 7-8 feet of curb chain // Three colors of embroidery floss // Pliers // Two large crimp cord ends // Two jump rings // Large Lobster Clasp // Needle (not pictured) // Sharp Scissors

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Add a clasp to the other side, and you are done!

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Top photo by Lydia Hudgens, all other photos by Stripes & Sequins

 

39 Responses to DIY: Venessa Arizaga inspired Tiered Chain Collar

  1. Kimberly February 26, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    This looks so expensive, Grace – I can’t believe you made it! Love!!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  2. Lauren February 26, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    so cute! i feel like we need to collaborate with you on some jewelry or perhaps a shop? :)

  3. Drew @ Catfish & Caviar February 26, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Soooo excited for this. Saw something similar & it was pricey!

  4. Alyssa February 26, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    This is awesome! I have a long-standing infatuation with anything that has to do with friendship bracelet string (I’m sure it has a more official name than that…) left over from my camp days, so this is perfect.

  5. ALISON February 26, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    This is so pretty – the little bit of color is just perfect!

  6. Emily February 26, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Love this, Grace! It’s so pretty, and the additions of the pink at the top is perfection.
    Isn’t That Charming.

  7. Emma Finlayson February 26, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    LOVE this. I am going to pin this so I can make on of my own. I think that I will use royal blue thread!

  8. Jess February 26, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    Love this! (Glad to see you’re back with a new DIY, by the way.) I bet it would look great with emerald or cobalt blue thread too. Did it take you very long to complete?

  9. Robin February 26, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    This is just brilliant!!!

  10. Daisy February 26, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    i love how crafty you are! this turned out great :)

    & Pretty Things

  11. Emily Lunstroth February 26, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    This is so cute love it!

  12. Alicia February 26, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Love the way you styled this one… you’re so good! PS: I miss you! xx

  13. viv February 26, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Looks awesome!!

  14. Chelsie February 26, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    ohhh, ohh, ohhh! i love this!

  15. alyson February 26, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    wow, this looks so good (and pricey, too!). excited to see another one of your diy’s up.

  16. Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop February 26, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    What a fun and unique idea! I have a ton of this embroiders floss hanging around, so I wonder what else I can think of. As an aside, have you ever done a post about your favorite DIY/craft tools?

  17. Erica February 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    love it!!

  18. Elizabeth // The Now February 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    OK I think I am actually going to try this one. I went on a jewelry making rant like 5 years ago but ended up only buying supplies and not making anything so I may have most of these supplies at home. haha! Great DIY lady! xoxo

  19. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It February 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Nice! Love the graduated shades of pink with the brass.

  20. Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy February 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    This came out so well and is so simple! Great job, Grace!
    xx
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

  21. Valerie (Pieceful Wedding) February 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    Wow, this is absolutely amazing! What a great idea!

  22. rita February 26, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    this is an amazing replication! it reminds me how much i loved the honestly wtf chain link/friendship bracelet thing from a few years ago too – i may need to try this! thanks!

  23. Nikki Rappaport February 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    wow this is so cool. I have a few bracelets like this and I should totally try to make them myself. gorgeous, Grace!

  24. Chic Out of Town February 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

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    http://chicoutoftown.blogspot.com

  25. Kristina February 26, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    Great DIY, I love the embroidery thread!! It’s subtle but a really cute addition.

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

  26. Meredith & Gwyneth February 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Love this! Definitely next up on my DIY list! Thanks for the tutorial!

    xoxo,
    Meredith & Gwyneth

  27. Lloyd and Wolf February 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    beautiful. would love to try this.

  28. Janet February 28, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    It looks so awesome, definitely gonna try this :)

  29. Heidi {Dooley Noted Style} March 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    Love that necklace even though I am DIY challenged. The internet tee is such a great etsy find!

  30. Sara April 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    So original and it seems easy! The problem will be to find the right chains… But I should give it a try :)

    Kisses
    Dare To HAPPEN

  31. Sapna July 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    This necklace is so great! Question, what size curb chain did you use on this one?

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