Monday, November 14, 2011

DIY Marni necklace

marni recycled plastic necklace: a DIY 


This is the necklace that I made for my assigned partner in the winter edition of the handmade gift exchange @ Craftaholics Anonymous.
She received it yesterday, so I can show it now!
She wrote me that she likes it very much and her daughter named it "the mermaid necklace"!

I exchanged few emails with my partner Julie, 
and she told me that two of her favorite colors are 
blue and green 


I'm the kind of person that can make/give a present only of something I like, therefore I found with these key colors an easy path since blue and green are two of my favorite, too.

I started to think, and did some browsing in my "to-do folder", where I found this Marni necklace that I've been wanting to make for quite some time.
At 420$ the Marni one might be "green" but my bank account will be "red"!!

I had the fleece and the ribbon, but if you need these, 
your necklace will end up about ... let's say 5$? 
...about 1/90 of the Marni one!!


left picture from net-a-porter, collage by moi
Since the original necklace is made out of plastic bottles, I thought... seriously?
I have a green, blue and clear bottle, and I can make my own version with the colors I want!

Enough words: let's get to work!


how-to: DIY tutorial


First, I printed out the picture of the necklace
from the net-a-porter site, enlarging the picture to a 145%.

Cut out the printout and you'll get the pattern for your bib.
Mark the pattern on the fleece or felt, and cut it.
Attach 1 yard of ribbon on each side of the bib.
And you've done for the base part.


To make the sequins, follow this step-by-step photo tutorial:
(15 plastic circles x 3 colors = 45 total)

First, wash, dry and cut the bottom and the top of the bottles.
Then cut it open to obtain a rectangular sheet of plastic.



Once you have all your sequins 
it's like sewing overlapping buttons.

Note: ... to make this necklace
took me about 4 hours. 
...plus some planning in my head ;)

xox, d.

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17 comments:

  1. How smart..very well dear..keep rocking :)

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  2. how gorgeous!!!!! I had never seen the necklace, but I like your version better! :D
    Clelia

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  3. Wow, this is brilliant! I will definitely try, too bad I don't have time to do it before thursday, when I have a recycling party...

    xoxo, Femke On the Button

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  4. Btw, I posted a link to this post on twitter too (@femkejohanna)

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  5. Wow! SUper cute!! I have my own little DIY and giveaway going on, I wish you would stop by :)

    www.mythriftychic.com

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  6. super cool...I just started making palstic jewelry and so I love this :)

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  7. That is AMAZING and a brilliant use of soda bottles.

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  8. such a great diy, it has to be one of the most accurate interpretations of the inspiration. congratulations!

    http://theinnersoleofcutieboots.blogspot.com/

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  9. You are so good at figuring out the knockoffs. Once again, you have done an amazing job.

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  10. Hey this is pretty cool! Great job taking something you saw & figuring out a way to produce it!

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  11. You are amazing in figuring out how to make this knockoff!

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  12. love those buttons from soda bottles, truly inspiring! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  13. BEAUTIFUL!!You really do make the coolest things! Lucky exchange partner!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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