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!
- Gold Metal Fringe (or Any Fringe Necklace)
- A Purse
- Needle and Thread
- Jewelry Pliers
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.
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!
All images by HIGH on DIY. Thanks to my lovely friends, Mikey and Antonio, for helping me with the final outfit images.