I’ve been playing around with some darker looks in terms of jewellery and clothing. While I was trying to put together looks I realised I don’t really have very many non-pearl necklaces and bracelets. So I set about making myself some!

This was my favorite of the pieces I made that first day by far:

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To make it I used some chain, a butterfly I pulled off a broken ring and a strap of leather from a woven belt I bought for $2 from a thrift shop while I was out one day poppin’ tags and looking for a come up 😉

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The butterfly was all broken so I glued it back together again and cut two even pieces of chain. At the beginning I considered adding some bling but the end result didn’t need it. Less is apparently sometimes more 😉

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I used a couple of rings to attach the chain to the butterfly wings and added a clasp to the ends.

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I then cut some lengths of leather which were a bit longer than the chain.

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I folded the leather around the end of the chain, glued the end down and then wove it through the links. Once reaching the other end I cut the extra off, folded under again and glued in place.

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Easy! That’s all there was to it and it took me more time to decide on the design than it did to make it.

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Bonus shot of the designer wearing it!

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I think the butterfly is still quite delicate so it adds a nice touch to a darker outfit. What other kinds of jewellery should I try making? I’ve had an obsession with thick bangles recently!