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DIY: Zara Inspired Statement Necklace

August 27, 2012

Both Ros & I admittedly craft quite a lot and sometimes it just isn’t possible to put up tutorials for all our DIY projects because of various reasons. It can get quite tricky taking photos while working with some of the materials (ie. power tools or wet paint) or just because they were done in the spur of the moment and we actually do need to plan most of our tutorials to ensure that the instructions are presented to you in the clearest and easiest way.

Here’s one such DIY. I worked on one weekday night, inspired by one of the statement necklaces I saw in a local Zara last season retailing for SGD $49.90. I would have got it, except every piece I took had at least one missing stone. Plus I knew i could make it. I took my time to collate what I needed from Art Friend and Chinatown in the past few months and managed to take a snapshot of most of the materials before I started.

This was my inspiration:

My take:

How do you like it? I’ve been incorporating colour into my wardrobe recently and I’m very much in love with this necklace. Hope this inspires you to make your own as well! x

Photo Credits: Yao Khuan                Image Credits: Zara Necklace (makeupandbeauty)

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  • Reply Agy of Green Issues August 27, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    It looks lovely on you!

    • Reply Juu Y. August 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks Agy! You’re too sweet! :)

  • Reply Rukmini November 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Wow your version looks way better than the Zara version!!!!!!!

    • Reply Juu Y. November 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      That’s a massive compliment, thank you so much Rukmini! :)

  • Reply Maria May 6, 2013 at 9:40 am

    What’s the name of the blue cord that’s next to the chain? is it just cotton? I’m trying to find supplies online and can’t find that one!

    It looks really beautiful!

    • Reply Juu Y. May 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      I used a combination of mostly embroidery threads and chain for this diy. Think the blue cord you’re referring to might just be like regular shoelaces! It’s about 1cm in width :) Hope that helps and all the best for your diy! x

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    The colours are so eyecatching! :)

  • Reply Tess November 7, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Gorgeous necklace! I’m inspired to create one of my own :)

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