high on NEON STATEMENT BELT diy

10 Apr

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If you follow me on Pinterest, you might’ve seen that I have been pinning some of my favorite accessories from the runway to get some inspiration. From Lanvin, Balmain to Dolce and Gabanna, statement belts have been a prominent trend for 2014 Spring Summer. Balmain chain belts are my personal favorite! In today’s DIY, I’ll be showing you a super simple way to create your own statement belt.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A Wide Belt (buckle free belts work the best)
  • 6 Shoe Clips (found mine at H&M, see steps for other options)

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Step 1: Wear your belt backwards (closure in the back) and mark the center of the belt in the front. At the center, place a shoe clip at the top and another clip at the bottom of the belt. If you didn’t find shoe clips, you can simply add rhinestones/gems in the design you like using E6000 glue.

Step 2: Continue adding the shoe clips next to the center pieces till it covers the front part of your belt.

That’s it, you are done! You can add more gems for extra sparkle or get the clips in different colors and place them alternately. A more colorful belt would work great as well. Have fun jazzing up those spring dresses and sweaters! Follow along on Instagram for the behind the scenes on these DIYs.

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All images by HIGH on DIY. Thanks to my lovely friends, Mikey and Antonio, for helping me with the final look photographs.

high on BEADED PENDANT NECKLACE diy

21 Mar

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Spring has officially started and that means festival season is here. Who is headed to Coachella this April? Last year, I showed you how to DIY a no-sew festival inspired maxi dress. Today’s beaded pendant necklace is also inspired by festival fashion. I had found these gorgeous beaded earrings at Urban Outfitters but never got a chance to wear them, this DIY will turn them into a fun boho chic necklace perfect for festivals or those spring/summer outfits.

Let’s get started, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Beaded Pendants (or pair of beaded hoop earrings)
  • Two 20cm Medium Size Chain Pieces
  • Jump Rings & Clasp
  • Jewelry Pliers

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Step 1: Using the jewelry pliers, remove the latch-back portion of the earring that goes through the ear piercing.

Step 2: Attach the two hoops together using jump rings and pliers. Mine did not need jump rings since the earrings already had wire hooks at the end.

Step 3: Connect each end of the top hoop earring with a piece of 20cm chain using jump rings.

Step 4: Add a clasp to the loose end of one chain and jump ring to the loose end of the second chain.

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You are done and ready to accessorize any festival outfit! Since the chain on the necklace is long and the pendant hangs low, it is also perfect for day-to-day casual looks as well. You can experiment with different color beads, chain sizes and pendant shapes. If you want to see how I included it in my outfits, follow along on Instagram. Happy Spring and stay HIGH on DIY!