When I first came across a photo of the Yazbukey Stilettos necklace on one of my favorite blogs, it was love at first site. I then began seeing this NYC fashion week photo everywhere and I knew that I needed this necklace, but it was sold out. As you guys know, when I want/need something that I can't obtain, I sit at my craft table and get to work, and the stiletto necklace soon became my obsession. I actually think it turned out quite nicely! Ready to begin?
Things you will need for this DIY: heavy chipboard or some heavy cardstock to serve as the "legs" of your necklace. Don't get it too thick that you can't cut through it. Also, you'll need something to use as your stencil- I used foamboard for this. For tools, you'll need an exacto knife, a pencil & a marker. You'll also need various colors of craft paint for painting the legs. And lastly, for assembling the necklace, you'll need thin velvet cording, ribbon, small jewelry rings & glue (I used E6000).
1. Make your stencil. Using a pen, I drew out a stencil on the leg on the foamcore. You'll then need to cut this out so you can use it to trace the shape onto the chipboard.
2. Trace the shape onto the chipboard several times and cut the shapes out using the exacto knife.
3. Paint the legs using a color of your choice. I painted them a vanilla color because I wanted them to look as much like the necklace as possible.
4. Using colored craft paint, begin to paint the shapes of the stilettos.
Continue this process until all of the shoes are finished.
5. Paint the sides black. Eventually you'll want to paint the back black also, but you can wait on this because we are still going to make the backs a bit messy.
6. Cut 5 small ribbons, about 1.5 inches in size. These will be used for the loops in back to hold the necklace together.
7. Using glue, make small loops with the ribbons.
8. Glue the loop toward the top of the leg.
Repeat this process, making sure that all of the loops are glued in the same area.
9. Grab your velvet thread, and string through the loop.
10. Make another loop, around an inch wide, and glue together at the base of the leg.
Repeat this step for all of the legs.
11. Using the jewelry ring, attach the loops together.
Continue to do this until all of the legs are attached.
12. Lastly, on the sides, attach a longer ribbon through the jewelry loops so that you can tie the necklace together.
13. Wear & enjoy!
So, what do you guys think? Will you be trying it?
Hope you're having a great week!