DIY: Fashion Must Have

A Statement Necklace

I often see amazing DIY posts on blogs, but never really try them or put the good ideas to use.  It was with great joy that I discovered this DIY via 100 Layer Cake for The Broke Ass Bride.

All you need is:

Rope Cord:
I found a huge role of it for about R25 at a curtaining / upholstery shop.

Vintage Brooches:
You might already have a couple of these.  You can also scour markets, vintage shops or Etsy.  I find that Eclectic has the best range in Durban at good prices.  

You can take a look for a clasp mechanism at a bead or craft shop.  I knotted the roping and made sure it was long enough to make a bow.  This allows for an adjustable length so that you can wear it shorter with a blouse or slightly longer over a plain tee.

The last step is to arrange and pin the brooches on the roping.  It helps to try it on as you go to make sure you are getting the balance right. 

Voila!  A new look for next to nothing!