December 10, 2009
Arissa Ha

Tom Binns necklace
I was inspired by this picture while browsing a local fashion magazine. Tom Binns’ jewellery is so sought after, even Anna Wintour wants her hands on one. We’re no different but alas, I only have money for some chains, diamante necklace and bunch of safety pins which is just what we need for this tutorial~!!!
We have some chains here (approximately 3 metres of it), alot of safety pins and a beautiful diamante necklace we found. It is a good idea to find one that is dramatic or else there really is no point making this. We’re making a statement necklace, not something you wear when you run across the prairie fields.


First, we wanna connect one end of the chain to the necklace itself so we made use of the jump ring that holds the clasp to the necklace.


Then we start winding the chain in between the loops until it covers the entire necklace. The reason for the chain is to fill up the empty spaces in between the necklace so it looks less sparse, tone down the bling and also provides loops for the safety pins to go on later.


So this is how it’s gonna look like with all the chains on, the necklace is less glaring and costume-y. As you can see one safety pin is on, that is how I’ve finished off the other end of the chain.


Start piling on the safety pins~!!!! Make it interesting and random, this is the fun part. Even Dawn who’s usually the assigned photographer for the DIY posts wants in on this.


And here is the finished product. We overbought safety pins as you can see but heyyyy we can use them for some other things!! 😀 We hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY fashion tutorial~!! Do look out for the next one!


We made matching earrings too~!!

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25 Responses to “DIY Fashion Tutorial: Tom Binns Safety Pin Necklace”

  1. Reiko says:

    Wow!!! Thanks for this tutorial. Like it so much. Too bad can’t really wear necklace like this everyday. :/


    Arissa replied on

    WOW REiko, you’re really fast in posting.

    This necklace isn’t rly for everyday, more like those things to glam up a nice dinner without being too uptight about things.

    Ask Tom Binns, we’re not the designer. LOL


  2. Love it! Great idea and fabulously done. I love your DIY tut’s 😀


    Arissa replied on

    Thank you Samantha, glad you liked it.


  3. Retro Chick says:

    That looks great. I might have to give it a go. Not sure what necklaces I have at home. Hmmm.


    Arissa replied on

    Maybe you could drop by a thrift store and get a cheap costume jewellery to try out on. It makes it more fun. 😀


  4. Meghan says:

    This is so cool! Great breakdown of the steps. Gotta try! (Gotta find cheaper chains…)


    Arissa replied on

    Thanks Meghan, glad you liked the tutorial!


  5. misshermes says:

    Awesome! I always love your tutorials. <3


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  7. Brilliant! It actually looks Christmassy, perfect for the holiday season :) And now, can we have a hair tutorial from Dawn? Heh.


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  9. Joanna says:

    Wow, great tutorial thanks! I’m a fan of all things shiny and sparkly.. definitely got to try this out sometime. 😛


  10. Adrienne says:

    I love how this turned out! I’m going to make one now!


  11. Sick necklace!

    I will definitely try making one once I find a good necklace to start out with.


    Arissa replied on

    yes yes, we had a hard time looking for a suitable necklace too.


  12. carlyjcais says:

    Great DIY! I love the star necklace you used!

    I made some safety pin Tom Binns earrings too…
    check out the DIY here:

    I’m so glad to have found your blog!


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    Great, beautiful !!!


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  17. Judy says:

    Honestly, I don’t care for it at all, maybe I’m just too old but it looks like something a little child would do. Sorry, JMHO


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