December 30, 2011

D I Y / Transparent Neck Cuff

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The transparent obsession continues. After making these DIY cuffs with perspex and finding out how easy it was, a million ideas for making more things with this material effortlessly came to mind. One of them was the neck cuff which is now a reality! Choosing between gold or silver metal details was too hard so I made one of each. Instructions below, and if something isn't clear, leave me a comment, I'll answer all questions!

Take measurements: The length of your clasp should be how wide the gap between the plexiglass parts is. Measurements that I used were: outline of necklace 36cm, width 4cm, gap between two transparent parts 4 cm.
Cut the plexiglass: Making an incision with a stanley knife by letting the knife glide along a ruler. Then lay the plate of plexiglass on a table with the slit just over the edge. By pressing down you´ll be able to break it off with a nice and clean cut. Now you should have a rectangle which you can again break into smaller pieces until you have two rectangles that are 16cm long and 4cm wide. Using any kind of drilling machine (It is recommended to use a drill for metal. As I didn´t own that I used one for wood and it worked just fine.) make a hole in each rectangle.
Bending it into shape: Heat your oven to 150 °C and put your rectangles inside one at a time on an oven plate. After 3 to 4 minutes take it out with oven mittens and bend it into shape by laying it over a round object with an outline of apx 36cm (sauce pan? plant pot?).
Finishing: Now you can add the hardware. I used a tiny metal hinge and a clasp to connect the transparent parts. The hinge is attached with epoxy glue but if you have more time on your hands you could also use small screws. Good luck!

114 comments:

want more fashion said...

you are sooooo creative !!
love it !!
great idea !

Fashiable said...

Jij bent altijd zo creatief, weer super gedaan meid!

www.fashiable.nl

fashion suicides said...

I thought you were going to make a bracelet (Twitter!) but this is 1000 times beter! Waw, this looks very pricy and from Maison MM! Can't believe you made it! How much did it cost in total? Love this idea!

FASHION SUICIDES!

nika said...

you are sooooo creative ! great idea! ; )

Amuna said...

cool idea! I like the gold one..

Raspberry Jam said...

I absolutely love the neck cuff!

http://sweetraspberryjam.blogspot.com/

Renske said...

Very creative! I love this.

Ivory † said...

YOU'RE A GENIUS! I'm totally making one of these!


littleivory.blogspot.com

The Fancy Teacup said...

You conjure up the most spectacular projects. x

www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Celine KG said...

I swear you should create jewerly. I would definitely buy some!

xoxo, Céline
areyouincorrect.blogspot.com

TeuntjeVDW said...

Wat ben je weer geniaal, Ivania!
xx.

lescheveuxblondes.blogspot.com

betty said...

wow thses are great...!! arrr too scared to choke myself tho... love the colour of your hair !!! x x

http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.com/

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Eline said...

wauw, je ogen op de 5e foto!

Jasmin said...

heel knap gedaan en het ziet er heel mooi uit.

Thrift_Queen said...

very beautiful necklace.bravo

Maria Pham said...

I absolute adore your blog and your creativity. You inspire me so much (!) Keep on the good work.

xx
http://rockingwithfashion.blogspot.com/

Tugce said...

Echt geweldig! x

Hannah Sadler said...

this idea is so unique and necklace is amazing! I'm inspired

Adéla S. said...

pure awesomeness.

Isabelle said...

I am definetly gonna do that. Your creative mind is gold, thanks for sharing! :)

Laura. said...

Wow this is so clever... :) it looks so good on you too !

Nova said...

So cool!

- Nova
http://sorthvidfisk.blogspot.com/

DESPERATELY SEEKING PEGASE I By Dorothee Thomson said...

Wow I would have burnt myself a few times before trying this process this really cool such a great idea and it looks so so you ! Thanks for sharing now I have to buy some plasters before the action ! :) x d
Http://www.desperatelyseekingpdgase.com

Cáti said...

you're a DIY genious :)

love it!

http://behindcatiseyes.blogspot.com/

Memories from (fashion) wonderland said...

very good idea and it looks GREAT!! good job with this DIY! Your hair still seizes to amaze me!

mirjam schuurkamp said...

its amazing!
staat je goed

New outfit post - Back in the old
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Jessica Deanna said...

Wow you beat me to it. However I am still intending on finishing the creation of my own.
Very nice

HISLENS said...

Wow! Simply amazing!
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J. said...

I looooove your DIYs! :D

Honigfusselchen said...

WOW !
http://discovertheworldwithflowerscake.blogspot.com/

FIONA said...

I love it Ivania! but arent the edges super sharp?

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LOVE AESTHETICS said...

@Fashion suicides: in total it costs about 15 euros. and I've got a lot of spare perspex!

@Fiona: No surprisingly the edges don't cut at all. I had a file ready to take off any sharpness, but it wasn't needed at all. They became a bit more smooth in the oven.

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

your diy's are for sure the best!

<33

Judith. said...

Wauw! Creatief! X

Thefashionguitar said...

REALLY cool!

Have a great New Years Eve!

XO Charlotte
www.thefashionguitar.com

SWEET PETROLEUM said...

Pretty nice!

Laura said...

They look fantastic! Great idea!

Fashion is a party said...

wauw, zo mooi gedaan weer!

fashion meets art said...

what a nice idea. it's so cool to see all your wonderful DIY. you are talented!
wish you a happy new year 2012.
don't forget to enter my giveaway: you can win chanel polish and an asos necklace.
lovely greets
maren anita

Femke. said...

AMAZING!!

xo Femke
www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

awesome idea!

DNA (designers+artists) said...

Love it, kind of genius, very margiela!

http://www.designers-artists.com

N said...

I love it. It's so simple and easy to make, and yet it looks so good. The hinge also adds to the somewhat S&M look.

Nádia said...

you always KILL me with those ideas! :O

http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

Dominika said...

just amazing!
<3

Fashion Philosophy
www.fashionphilosophy.net

Michele said...

Whoa, next level shit. Prrrachtig!

Lotte said...

Jij hebt te veel creativiteit in je voor 1 persoon, ik ben jaloers!
X, Charlotte - http://www.flower-children.com

Nadia said...

Brilliant!!!!!!! looks so profesh and everything... when I first clicked on your blog this morning and saw the title 'DIY' and the picture of the neck cuffs, all I could think was "SHEEEEE DIDN'TTTT!!!!!!" hahaha... incredible!!!

magna rún said...

Wow I love it, I'd really like to try to make one, one day. :)

Sara said...

Ivania I love your blog and you are really a beautiful and creative person.
I think you should make more diy stuff and sell it, on etsy maybe. What do you think?
I really like your creations and I made something diy inspired by you anyhow I think you could make a little money to spend for youself by selling your diy-pieces - and I would be glad to buy some!
I always follow you and I really like your style.
Best Regards
xx
Sara

Catarina said...

wow amazing idea, I love it! x

Jamie-Maree said...

Oh My!

I did your cuff tutorial but I have been dying for the neck cuffs, amazing!

Can't wait to see how mine turn out.

I adore your creative genius.

Love

www.airtomyearth.blogspot.com

Urszula said...

wow,this is something :)
Urszula

BobbieAustin27 said...

this is so cool!!
great idea
I'm so going to try this
your blog is great, now following :)

http://bobbieaustinscloset.com/

Ria :) said...

how long did it take to harden up after you took it out of the oven? x

Ditte Grant said...

Oh, I am amazed by your DIY, so cool!!

/Grant

http://obliviatebygrant.blogspot.com/

Emy said...

Amazing!! I was keeping an eye out after your preview details:) This seems like a really fun DIY so I'll be getting my hands dirty coming 2012! Have a great NYE!!
xx
Emy

http://emykoster.com/

SIMONE said...

love this really good idea!

xx

simone

http://jippedbyss.blogspot.com/

ediot said...

hey girl! you look amazing. and this is such a brilliant diy. i LOVE it! well done
x

ASH said...

Fantastic idea!

Helene said...

Love love love it! looks amazing! :-)

xxHelene

Frk. Emilies blog said...

Beautiful!

Lini said...

OMG I just love all of your DIYs! You've got such great ideas.

http://ascentofrosewood.blogspot.com/

FASHION GALAXY said...

you're the best!

AllAboutTheStyle Fashion blog said...

Prachtig !!!

En alvast Happy new year !!

j. said...

love it, definitely shall be doing some DIY this week now x

Milena S said...

yeah. it's perfect DIY

designerbinary said...

Looks lovely D

Temporary:Secretary said...

This is awesome! Have enjoyed reading your blog! All the best for 2012! x

Lara Maria said...

u are brilliant

Viorella said...

Fantastic idea! Must try this out myself as well, would love a bracelet like this. :D

Fabliha said...

these are so incredible... I am always so envious of your creativity!

xxx


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Nicole said...

so creative and amazing, love your work!

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Wauw, dat is echt geweldig! Gelukkig nieuwjaar xo

ALCOHOLS said...

fantastic idea - and this is why I love to read your blog!

Francesca said...

Babe - just wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEARS and thanks for all your support and awesomeness in 2011 ^__^ You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and your blog. Looking forward to 2012 with you xx

http://opinionslave.blogspot.com

jenaly enns said...

that is so amazing. wow.

http://jenalyenns.blogspot.com/

sookie said...

really WOW. Last photo is the best, this cuff on your hair.

Liza Chloë said...

damn hoe cool! Volgens mij zag ik je laatst in Amsterdam! Helaas ben ik niet handig met mijn handen en zal dit mij neit zo 1.2.3 lukken. :)

http://www.lizachloe.com/

mirel said...

great idea !
xx

http://fashionalphilosophy.blogspot.com/

Kim - Blonde Suburbia said...

Frick you inspire me! You are so creative and this is just awesome! Love the hatches and the attention to detail! I'd pay for these... Hmm now to make some of my own!

Sasha said...

I still hope to try my hand at the first transparent cuff diy you did. It's such a good idea!

pelin said...

So creative! Love it! And your hair, beautiful!

Miles said...

You're brilliant and so imaginative!

Mafalda said...

that's the best diy i've ever seen, looks incredible!
i am SO following your blog, love it!

jemu said...

Ziet er heel erg leuk uit!
ik ben vanmiddag ook bezig geweest met een stuk "waarschijnlijk" plexiglas, maar het wou niet in vorm blijven/ dus ik vroeg me af wat voor plexiglas je hiervoor nodig hebt?
liefs

KAYRA ISABELLA said...

really creative idea! might try that with some other material :)

Grace said...

so creative...cong...

the haute topik said...

OMG!!! What an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing!

-Jennifer
www.thehautetopik.com

thisiswhati'dwear said...

That's GREAT!! :) So talented

thisiswhati’dwear.blogspot.com

LeNerd said...

nobody does DIY projects like you.

apu said...

definitely, in love

Aygin said...

WOW This is crazy!! loveit!!

Eve said...

wow! extra idea

catotonia said...

i love it!

STYLISTS OWN said...

wow! this is amazing!
x

Sari said...

Love it, beautiful and so creative!

Miss Oh' said...

This is runway-proof!
Your creativity blows me off my feet each and every time, love it!!

x
Oh'

blogbymissoh.blogspot.com

Tamara S. Putri said...

Oh my gosh you are absolutely stunning!

Tam
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Jenny Cindy said...

Great idea, the necklace looks perfect.

Miki's scrapbook said...

I LOVE your neck cuff and your hair. I'm happy to have run into your blog ;).

Happy 2012!

Miki.

Julieta said...

This is more than fabulous, I love the simplicity but gorgeousness of these necklace. xoxo Julieta

Medine said...

OMG! This is much too cool to bare it!
I used to love your blog before this post, now I am going to worship it forever and ever!

Love,
m.

roseanne said...

this is such a great diy! thank you! xx

Katt said...

Love the idea!!! But what's more I just LOOOOOOVE your eyes!!

Linn said...

I LOVE this so much the word LOVE doesn't even describe half of how much i adore it! Would def wear mine with the clasp in front and the hinge in the back, but that's just me.. ;)

Keep up inspiring the world, Ivania! (i'm so reposting this on my blog too!)

Anonymous said...

Wow these are fab!Would you considering making them to sell?...I think there's a business there!I'd definately buy!

Anonymous said...

hey girl,
i was wondering how thick your perspex was. i saw 2.5 mm and 5 mm and they seemed either too thick or too thin..
xx

LIVLIG said...

Waar heb je dit plexiglass vandaan, want de ketting is helemaal fantastisch!!

Sofia Corona said...

love it

Emma Louise Layla said...

This is so awesome! You should sell them :) Emma Louise Layla Xx

Marie said...

Damn ! Now I know what to finally do with all these perspex leftovers I have at home !
Awesome blog, DIY and pictures by the way <3

Pamela Coniglio said...

AMAZING!! xo Femke www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com