I absolutely love this necklace, but with the $70 price tag I was like, ummmmmm… let me try.
(What can I say? I be cheap.)
- leather scraps (I found mine on clearance at the fabric store, but you could just as easily cut up an old purse or jacket or… pants? hee)
- acrylic paint & paintbrush
- necklace chain & jump rings
- thin ribbon
- a thick needle
Cut out several triangles from your leather. I ended up using 9 for this necklace.
This part was definitely an experiment. Being that I was using only supplies I had on hand at home & was trying to make this as cheap of a project as possible, acrylic paint was my only option. I’m no expert on paint, but I’m sure there’s another type that will last longer and hold up better. For now though, this works.
I poked teeny little holes in the flags with a needle, looped the jump rings through, and linked them all together side by side. About halfway through this process I thought to myself, “AHHH. Why didn’t I just glue this to the chain?”. It would’ve been a lot easier to assemble it that way, but I am no quitter. No siree.
(But I really, really wanted to.)
Attach the necklace chain to both ends of the linked flags. Tie a sweet little ribbon to the chain and call it a day… you’re done, sista.
The total cost for this knock-off necklace was about $5, since the only thing I purchased was the leather. Not too shabby!