DIY Leather Necklace ; UrbanOutfitters Inspired

Urban Outfitters has a wide variety of jewelry that I love to get inspiration from.  It features simple pieces as well as eccentric, more intricate pieces of jewelry.  Some pieces are on the expensive side, like $300 type of expensive, that I would consider more of a statement piece of jewelry.  Rather than having to look over those expensive pieces, take away what you love about it and see if you could recreate it yourself.

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Urbanoutfitters.com “Flutter” by Jill Golden Double-Triangle Necklace $333

You will need:

  • flat nose pliers
  • scissors
  • needle
  • 6mm jump rings $2.99
  • large toggle and clasp $5.29
  • textured leather $2.99
  • thick chain $3.99
  • thin chain $3.99
  • patience $priceless

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Cut out your pieces from the leather.  I measured the triangle to be 2 inches wide each side.  Cut another triangle the exact size and then cut the 2nd triangle in a V shape.

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Take the needle and poke about 3 holes in the inside edge of the V shape.  Line your triangle shape inside the V shape and poke holes so that the holes in the triangle and the V shape are aligned.  Carefully slide the jump rings into the holes so they’re ready to be attached to the other piece of triangle shaped leather.

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Connect the pieces of leather with the jump rings using your flat nose pliers.

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At the top of the triangle shape, poke another hole, slide a jump ring through, and attach to the thick chain.  I ended up adding a thinner chain at the last minute, using the same process as the thick chain.  The thick chain connected all the way around, so I didn’t need to connect the ends.  The thing chain had 2 ends that I needed to connect, so I attached the jump rings and added a funky toggle and clasp.

This project took a little bit of time, but it was so worth it because now I am officially obsessed with this necklace.  And it certainly helps that the materials cost me less than $25 to recreate, in my very own style.

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