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12 May

DIY_Gold, Metal_Fringe_Purse_Bag

For Spring/Summer 2014, fringe is everywhere — dresses, skirts, accessories and everything in between. My favorites were the fringed purses that I saw on several of the shows from Céline, Gucci to Valentino. This DIY is my take on the runway trend. For the purse that I wanted to embellish, I was looking for gold fringes to go with the gold studs that the purse already had. That’s when I came across this necklace at H&M and thought it would be perfect. I have seen similar ones at Old Navy and Forever21. You can easily buy metal fringe trims at craft stores as well. Lets get started!

You’ll Need:

  • Gold Metal Fringe (or Any Fringe Necklace)
  • A Purse
  • Needle and Thread
  • Jewelry Pliers

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Step 1: With the jewelry pliers, remove the jump rings and the clasps at both ends of the necklace.

Step 2: I added the fringe necklace to the front flap of the purse. Usually purses have a fabric lining inside, so I used a thread that matched the lining and sewed the top part of the necklace onto the fabric. Make sure to align the necklace evenly on the flap. I secured the ends well so the weight of the necklace does not pull itself off the purse and fall off.

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Then you have your gold fringe purse ready to be paired up with any of your summery outfits! Great for everyday or for those summer fests on your list. Simple and quick DIY but it turns your regular purse into something more fun and chic. Have fun experimenting with different material or color fringe or a larger bag!

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Follow along on Pinterest and Instagram for DIY inspirations and behind the scenes. Until next time, get your creative fix and stay HIGH on DIY!

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


21 Mar


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


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.

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!