DIY BELLY CHAIN BELT

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DIY BELLY CHAIN BELT

Hey guys! It’s O’Neill guest blogger Kara from The Freebird again.

Now, if you follow my blog, you already know I LOVE a good DIY….jewelry, home decor, fashion…. you name it and I want to try making it!

So when I found myself lusting after all these amazing boho belts while finding Coachella fashion inspo, I thought, WTH, I can totally make a version of those belts. And so began my mission to craft a boho chic belt for layering.

With all the amazing statement necklaces out there right now, finding the materials was easy peasy! I just had to make a trip to Forever 21 and pick out a few of my fav necklaces to use.

The outcome!? A boho chic layering belt at a fraction of the cost! Love!

DIY BELLY CHAIN BELT

{1} Gather your Materials. I went to Forever 21 and found these 2 beauties. You will be using the 2 necklaces (or more if you want, totally up to you!) to create one belt. And to do that, you will also need a pair of needle nose pliers.

*Helpful hint: Having 2 pairs of pliers will be very helpful when de-constructing*

DIY BELLY CHAIN BELT

{2} Next, you will need to deconstruct both necklaces to get the parts you want to use. You should be able to grasp one of the links with the pliers and gently pull apart or twist to separate.

*Helpful Hint: Keep the loops that you pull apart as they will be needed to connect the parts later on.*

DIY BELLY CHAIN BELT

{3} Connect the 2 necklaces to extend to belt size. For mine, I used just one strand from the long necklace to connect to the shorter necklace to act as an extender.

DIY BELLY CHAIN BELT

{4} Reconnect the loops by pinching the separated sides (from the earlier step).This will connect the 2 pieces of necklaces.

DIY BELLY CHAIN BELT

{5} Connect the small “link” part of the original necklace to the end of the extended piece. This is where the clasp will hook when you put the belt on.

DIY BELLY CHAIN BELT

And voila! You have a boho chic belt to layer. Layer with a few other belts for an eclectic, layer look.

How will you rock this look???
Tell us in the comment box & post pics of your belly chain belt on social media and tag @oneillwomens and #TheFreeBirdforONeill

XO,

Kara

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