Sporty Neon Chain Necklace DIY

Neon chain necklace - DIY

Since “sporty” and “neon” are buzzing Spring trends, I thought I’d combine the two and whip up something bright, sporty, and cool rather than spend a pretty penny on something that may be just a passing fad. The idea popped in my head whilst searching through my craft closet the other day. I found these old neon shoe laces I had originally bought for my roller skates in or around 2003… which was the first time neons made their way back into fashion since the 80′s and they’ve been coming and going every few years since.

* On a scale of 1-10, 1 being easy and 10 being difficult, this DIY ranks at around a 2 and is similar to THIS and this -see refashioned necklaces in both vintage outfit posts.

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* Chunky chain link OR use a chain necklace you already have, like I did.
* Sporty neon shoe laces. {I used one 81″ shoe lace but you can use two shorter laces and skip the last few steps if you choose}
* Scissors & lighter

steps

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* Cut two sections of chunky chain, one about 11″ and one about 10″ OR if you’re using a necklace, double it, making sure all links are facing the same direction and that the inner section is shorter than the outer.

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* If you have two separate chains, weave your shoelace through the links. If you’ve doubled a necklace, begin at the bend and weave your shoe lace through to the other end.

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* Allow about 10″ of lace and trim it into a V. {if you have 2 laces, skip the rest}

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* Heat the end of your lace with your lighter, then pinch it together and blast it again. This will give it a nice finished look & keep it from fraying and unraveling.

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* For the necklace version, take your cut lace and weave it through the inner chain. If you have two chains, weave one lace into the other chain at one end to keep them together. I suppose you can also just choose to weave your lace through the chain and wear it long but my goal was to create a collar bone necklace.

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* It should look something like this.

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Sporty neon chain necklace diy

Neon chain necklace- shoe lace DIY

Neon Chain Necklace DIY- shoelaces

Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

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