retrohipmama style // all washed up

last weekend, i shared this picture on instagram. and now i’m sharing the details of my new necklace.

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i was completely inspired by this tutorial from pinterest and the diy piece had been lingering on my to-do list for several weeks.

so i busted out my supplies and got to work.

and speaking of supplies, this project is super cheap. the washers were under $2, the chain (not shown here) was under $2 and i already had the jump rings and nail polish. you can use spray paint too (which i did for the next one i’m making).

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the original piece i fell in love with on pinterest was just one color, but i really wanted to try two colors. if i had a third blue that looked good with these i would have done an ombre kind of thing. but hey, you gotta work with what’cha got.
and i added a little stray washer up top for some asymmetrical fun!
oh, and i made mine longer because i love that look versus the shorter styles.

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i paired it with gray and red and wore it to the theatre on sunday afternoon.

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errrr. not sure what kind of face this is, but we’re going with it.

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a little closer view.

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okay so my overall happiness with how this turned out is through the roof, for sure. but what happens with the rings and washers is it turns into a more curved shape when it hangs from the two top washers, versus when it’s being assembled, it takes on more of a V shape, which is what i really liked about it.

i have red washers already painted and ready to assemble another piece so i might try eliminating two of the center washers and seeing if the weight distribution changes at all.

either way, i am madly in love with my new necklace! oh and the other bonus….it’s not heavy at all. i mean sure, it has some weight, but it’s not uncomfortable and i could easily wear it to for a full day.

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