Give 'em the cold shoulder with a heavy metal piece that's sure to turn more than a few heads.
Wear it over dresses, tanks, tees - with this easy to assemble piece you can add an edge to literally everything in your closet. Get the step-by-step instructions below and channel your inner tough girl.
For this piece you're going to cut 12 individual pieces of chain:
1 piece - 7 1/2 "
1 piece 15 1/2"
1 piece - 9"
2 pieces - 5 1/2"
2 pieces - 5"
5 pieces - 4"
Attaching Draped Chains
Begin by taking your 9" piece of gunmetal chain and laying it straight out in front of you.
Count in 6 links from the end and attach one of your 5 1/2" pieces of medium gunmetal chain using a 6mm jumpring. Repeat this step on the other end of the 9" piece.
Count in 4 more links and attach one of your 5" pieces. Repeat this same step on the opposite end of the chain.
Count another 4 links in and attach your 4" piece of medium chain and continue adding every 4 links until you have used all of your 4" pieces.
When all are attached, your links should look like the picture above.
Attaching Arm Band
Now take your 15 1/2" piece of large gunmetal chain and lay it out on the side of the draped chains that are not attached.
Count in 11 links from the end and begin attaching the loose ends of your draped chain using 6mm jump rings.
Attach the loose drape links to every 3 links of large gunmetal chain until all pieces are attached.
Finish Shoulder Strap
Take one end of your 9" medium gunmetal chain and attach it to the remaining 7 1/2" large gunmetal chain piece.
Finishing Arm Band
Take both ends of the 15 1/2" large gunmetal arm band piece and attach them together using an 8mm jump ring.
Attach Clasp and Catch
On one end of your shoulder piece use an 8mm jump ring to attach the clasp. At the opposite end use another 8mm jump ring to attach the catch.
When finished, your piece should look like this laying flat. You may need to do some adjusting with the lengths of the draped pieces. It's best to do this on a model, however a dress form will work in a pinch as well.