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[DIY] Delicate Bow Necklace

DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Delicate Bow Necklace
[Fashion accessory tutorial]

Couple weeks ago I stumbled across an article on harpersbazaar.com about an Art Director who one day decided to wear the exact same style to work every day: a white shirt, black pants and for personal detail a black leather rosette. I am not a fan of work uniform but I really love her idea to wear a delicate leather bow as necklace. 
In the article she mentioned that her bow necklace was customized for her, so in this tutorial I show you how you can customize yours. The special leather lock on the bow is what makes this necklace special. It forms a perfect bow and allows you to vary the size of it. Easy tutorial with a stylish result. 

DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

You will need:
  • leather found cord or any other cordon your choice
  • 2-4 big beads
  • small piece of leather or similar
  • super glue, scissors, Washi tape, thimble, thread and needle  

DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

1. Shape the leather cord into a ring and secure it with 2 Washi tapes.

DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

2. Cut a thin leather strap approximately 2 cm wide and 5 cm long.
DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

3. Wrap the leather piece around the ring between the tapes and hand stitch tight along the edge.
DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

4. Cross the cord ends and secure with two Washi tapes.
DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

5. Wrap the leather end tight over the loop and hand stitch in the middle.
DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

6. Cut off the remaining leather end.
DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

7. Thread the cord ends through the beads. Secure the beads with a double knot.

DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}
8. Apply a drop of glue between the two rings of the knot and press them together until the glue is dried. 

DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

The leather lock makes the leather bow adjustable. You can vary the size and the length of the necklace.
DIY Delicate Bow Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Photo by Xenia Kuhn

Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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