I’ve channeled my inner 90′s fly girl! Lately I’ve been obsessing over fashion trends from the late 80′s/ early 90′s. Maybe the fact that my 30th is less than 2 months away is triggering my walk down fashion memory lane. Funny thing is that growing up I use to HATE the chain belts. My Mom had a crazy collection of chain belts (all of which had charms dangling from them) and she wore them with what seemed like every outfit. Well like they say what goes around, comes around and this go around I’m loving the chain belt. This Chanel inspired chain tutorial only takes a few steps and is the perfect accessory to belt those maxi dresses.
You’ll need between a yard and a half to two yards of chain, depending on the size of your waist and how much give you want your belt to have.
Lay out your chain flat in an “S” shape. The main chain (1) should be the size of the front portion of your waist from hip to hip. Your layering chain (2) should be just a little longer so that it will hang longer than your main chain (1). Your third chain (3) will go behind your back. Be sure to add about an extra 6 inches to your third (3) chain. We’ll attach the tassel to this end of the chain and will become the “tail” of our belt. Above is a little how-to visual a la Ikea.
Putting the belt together is simple. Just remember that all the measurements can be adjusted to fit the size of your waist. And since you’re working with links and chains, making a mistake is not really an option.
Needless to say my Mom was very excited when she heard about this project. She already put in her order and guess what… you can too! Well sort of. All of the materials needed for this project come in a kit available at the Glitter ‘N Glue store.
GREAT NEWS: You can SHOP the materials for this project at the Glitter ‘N Glue Store -> here!
I have a ridiculous amount of brooches. Seriously I collect brooches like I wear them everyday…with a scarf…pinned to one shoulder of my padded jacket…Designing Women style. I seem to never to be able to pass up a good brooch. And although many of them are vintage and once belonged to my Grandma, I still have more than any normal 20 something girl should own. That’s why I was so thankful when friend Jacey from Damsel in Dior posted pics of her wearing her J.Crew brooch necklace. I was instantly inspired. Enjoy this little video. I know I said the Miu Miu inspired flats were my favorite project of the year, but that was last week! Behold my new favorite project of 2013…
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