November 19, 2009
Arissa Ha

We’ve got a request to do a Chain Harness~!!!

It’s pretty expensive to purchase these and I’ve seen really expensive ones from Etsy and other online stores so we took the liberty of creating a DIY to teach you how to make yourself a really simple Chain Harness. This DIY is really simplified so everyone can make one. The difficulty level can be increased to your liking by adding chains on the shoulders and back as well and it makes it even more interesting when you mix and match different types of chains.

Right now we’re only using one type of chain just to illustrate this DIY. There is another one which we made and Dawn wore it to the Nuffnang Blog Awards and it can be found in [this post]. It’s much more complicated (and of course prettier).

We start off with the stuff you need:
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We’re using a mannequin here (albeit a crappy looking one which I used when I was still in school) cause Dawn is unavailable right now. You could borrow someone to create the Body Chain Harness or create it while wearing it, it’ll probably take just a little longer but it is still possible.

So firstly, make a loop of chain that goes around the back of the neck kinda like a halterneck.
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It should look like this from the front.
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Add a small length of chain to the front such that it drapes down. It should be around the underarm area so you can wear the whole thing over your body without any fastenings but it is completely to your preference.
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We’ll proceed by adding even more chains.
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and MORE…~!!! Until you get what you like, or if you run out of chains, whichever comes first.
At this point of time you may wanna consider draping some over the arms or at the back, or even have ideas to criss-cross the chains in front, it is really just up to your own imagination.

The points to note would be to include fastenings to open up for easy wearing if the design gets too complicated to put on or take off.
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So there you have it~!! A simple body chain harness.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY Clothes tutorial and we hope you bring more ideas for DIY fashion in the future. If you have any requests or ideas do let us know, we would love to experiment with new ideas as well~!!!

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22 Responses to “DIY Clothes Tutorial: Body Chain Harness [DIY Fashion]”

  1. wy says:

    HEY THERE! Awww!! You guys just hit it. I was also about to do a Chain Harness (more like a necklace though, like the one u got on previous posts) too! I’ve bought the chains. Aww.. Should have waited a bit longer for this post to get on. You guys hit it. Thanks! You’re the best. <3~

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    Arissa replied on

    aww thank you~! you could use the chains for this project, I don’t see why it’s not possible~!! 😉

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    wy replied on

    haha! Yeah! I mean if I saw this tutorial earlier, I’d know that I’d need chain hooks and not go and get them right after I’ve assembled everything! Ugh! haha. Anw, I’ve made a neckie somewhat like a harness, with chains and it’s fab. Thanks Arissa for this tutorial, it has helped ALOT! Love u guys and always stay true to yourselves <3 LOVE!

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    Arissa replied on

    Aww, thank you so much for being so supportive, it really really means alot to us. I emailed you regarding the necklace I bought from m)phosis too, I hope you got it~!!

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  2. shir says:

    hey babe! where can I get those chains from?

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    Arissa replied on

    We got it from a local craft store. I believe you can find them anywhere. Arab Street has a pretty decent selection.

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  3. I’ve been lusting over chain harnesses forever, and thought of making one but didn’t know how. Thank you for this tutorial! Like all of your DIY’s it’s amazing!

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    Arissa replied on

    Thank you~! I visited your blog and I’m loving it~!!!

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    The Greyest Ghost replied on

    Awww Thanks!

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  4. Candice says:

    hey may know where you got your mannequin from and how much?

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    Arissa replied on

    I’m sorry I bought it off a friend I don’t remember how much nor where it was from, it was a pretty long time ago.

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  5. UnoCosa says:

    Great, Great DIY!!! …. love love the content of your blog, xx

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  6. Aline says:

    I love this tutorial! Thanks so much, I’ve been wanting to buy one but as you said they are a bit pricey. Could you go into more detail about how you would use the chain hooks and jump rings specifically?

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  7. stella says:

    make one for me! i wanna buy!

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  8. T. Linh says:

    WOW! :)
    I love your blog.
    Great posts!

    Gonna do it, definitely! xxx

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  9. carlyjcais says:

    We’re totally thinking along the same lines!

    I did a DIY body chain harness how-to too!
    http://www.chic-steals.com/2009/09/diy-fashiontoast-inspired-chain-harness.html

    LOVE the photo you posted!
    xoxo
    Carly

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  10. ิbottzaa says:

    love it simply but cool

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  11. Jacqueline says:

    I dont know where to comment about new ideas but what about making corsests ? I’ve always wanted to make a basic corsest (something like the harness and yeah)

    x jackiee .

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  12. Emily says:

    girl I adore all you DIY! i love this on especially, thanks for inspiring me! :)

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  14. tanya says:

    Love this aswell 😀

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