A few weeks ago I had my heart set on purchasing a chain harness I saw online. After seeing its price tag I soon dismissed the idea and instead embraced my crafty side to make one myself. Anyone who has met me for a mere five minutes can attest that I have somewhere between slight and zero skill when it comes to arts and crafts, my point being that this was a really simple project. Here's the finished product:
Forever 21 top, skirt and hoops, Tiffany ring, Burberry purse, Ray Ban sunglasses, Jeffrey Campbell platforms
If you're interested in this fun DIY project, all you need is approximately 60 inches of large chain, approximately 60 inches of smaller chain, a pack of 20 jump rings depending on how many horizontal chains you want on your harness...I did 8, and tools including a wire cutter and half-round pliers (or anything else that will open and close jump rings).
First, find the middle of the large chain and hang it over your neck to measure where you want your front horizontal chains to start. Cut the smaller chain into 6.5-7 inch pieces and attach the jump rings on each side of the large chain. I spaced my chains about half an inch apart, but this is the place to make it your own, they do not need to be spaced evenly.
Lastly, connect the 2 loose ends of the larger chain using a jump ring. The bottom part of the harness will sit behind your lower back. The total price of supplies will vary according to your local jewelry or bead store. I'll be selling the harness featured in this post on Etsy, so make sure to come back for the details on my Etsy store!
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