I’ve channeled my inner 90’s fly girl! Lately I’ve been obsessing over fashion trends from the late 80’s/ early 90’s. Maybe the fact that my 30th is less than 2 months away is triggering my walk down fashion memory lane. Funny thing is that growing up I use to HATE the chain belts. My Mom had a crazy collection of chain belts (all of which had charms dangling from them) and she wore them with what seemed like every outfit. Well like they say what goes around, comes around and this go around I’m loving the chain belt. This Chanel inspired chain tutorial only takes a few steps and is the perfect accessory to belt those maxi dresses.
Materials: Chain, Lobster Claw, Jump Ring, Decorative Jump Ring + Tassel (optional)
You’ll need between a yard and a half to two yards of chain, depending on the size of your waist and how much give you want your belt to have.
Lay out your chain flat in an “S” shape. The main chain (1) should be the size of the front portion of your waist from hip to hip. Your layering chain (2) should be just a little longer so that it will hang longer than your main chain (1). Your third chain (3) will go behind your back. Be sure to add about an extra 6 inches to your third (3) chain. We’ll attach the tassel to this end of the chain and will become the “tail” of our belt. Above is a little how-to visual a la Ikea.
Putting the belt together is simple. Just remember that all the measurements can be adjusted to fit the size of your waist. And since you’re working with links and chains, making a mistake is not really an option.
Attaching the tassel is totally optional. Maybe you’d rather connect a charm. You can attach whatever type of pendant you wish. Or don’t attach a pendant… it’s up to you!
Needless to say my Mom was very excited when she heard about this project. She already put in her order and guess what… you can too! Well sort of. All of the materials needed for this project come in a kit available at the Glitter ‘N Glue store.
GREAT NEWS: You can SHOP the materials for this project at the Glitter ‘N Glue Store -> here!