July 1, 2010
Arissa Ha

We’ve been procrastinating a DIY forever. Coming across all the photos of the beautiful body chains and harnesses made us get our acts together and come up with something for everyone.

We know how expensive these harnesses are online and somehow we think that with a little thought and creativity, you can create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind harness for yourself.

Here are the materials you need:

  • A variety of chains, length is dependent on the design you have in mind. We like to choose heavier chains cause they weigh down on your body instead of shifting around. We like to mix chains too.
  • Craft Pliers
  • Jumps rings
  • Lobster claw clasp
  • Mannequin or someone to do this on

First we make 2 loops of chain, one around the neck and one around the arm.

After that we join the two loops using 2 lengths of chains; one at the shoulder and one would be at the center of your collarbone.

Continue adding in lengths of chain in-between the first 2 length of chains that you have added. To ensure that they look nice, ensure that the spacing in between the chains are even.

Just keep adding~!!

Et Voila~! Make sure you’ve added an opening at the back of the neck with a jump ring and lobster claw clasp.

Here’s the final product! Hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY. :)

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29 Responses to “DIY Tutorial: How to make your own chain harness [DIY Fashion]”

  1. TabzChewy says:

    The harness is so lovely! It was kind of funny how I think Arissa wore a chain harness from H&M, and I saw the same exact harness in a rock band’s PV the next day…

    They should hire you guys as wardrobe consultants!

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    Arissa replied on

    woah noshit. which band was that?

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    TabzChewy replied on

    I do believe it was Alice 9 in Japan? It’s been awhile since I saw the pv though ._.

    Maybe they’ve been stalking your blog! XD

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    Arissa replied on

    ALICE 9!!!! Would be honored if they did.

  2. LJ says:

    wow! looks really cool

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    Arissa replied on

    Thanks. :)

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  3. Avarine says:

    awesome! i’m soo gonna try this!

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    Arissa replied on

    Please do! 😀 we’re glad you like it.

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  4. dweam says:

    Simple and easy to do yet results are gorgeous! I <3 it!

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  5. jlau says:

    OMG THAT LOOKS WAY COOL! It is a shame that I am far too lazy to do this. Perhaps you should make a few and sell them! I’d buy it! I’d suggest giveaways like other blogs have but…I never win…T.T

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    Dawn replied on

    We are definitely thinking of selling them soon!!

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  6. Bee says:

    This is an amazingly hot way to turn a normal outfit into something fabulous.
    One question for the DIY-impaired: How exactly do you “add” chains and lobster claws? I see you’re using pliers or something… but I can’t quite wrap my head around it, having never worked with chains before. Just manipulating the ends open and closed, or something more?

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    Dawn replied on

    You attach a chain to another using jump rings, which are O shaped pieces of metal with an opening you can open and close. Think of it like a keychain. 😀

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  7. Sara says:

    This is totally amazing. I need to try this, I still have some chains.
    Thank you for this

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks Sara! Glad you like it and it always makes us happy to see someone trying it!

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  8. ิbottzaa says:

    Absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to try this ^^

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  9. christina says:

    oh niiice! I need some chains now!

    I love DIYs, more more more!

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  10. Catherine says:

    Ha ha I’ve I made one of these a couple of weeks ago. Was going to post a tutorial but I see you’ve beaten me to it!

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  11. Amalina says:

    Was totally thinking of doing this DIY! Great job on yours!

    xo http://www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

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    Arissa replied on

    Thanks!! 😀 Just paid a visit to your blog! the zipper skirt from Schwing schwing! I thought I lost it in my sea of black the other day. Glad I found it.

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  12. yume says:

    i was wondering where you buy your chains? i have been wainting to try out chains in my diy’s for a while but i can’t seem to find similar style chains as yours.

    any help would be appreciated.

    and as always, i love your diy’s – they’re always really inspiring and helpful.

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    Arissa replied on

    Thank you~!
    We got them from a local craft store in South Bridge Road area. Not sure of the exact address but the nearest train station is Clarke Quay.

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  14. stasha marie says:

    I love it!

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  17. Kevin Johnson says:

    Yes, I absolutely love this idea and I am so happy found your DIY tutorial online! The one I found online wouldn’t get here in time, so I am going to attempt at making one with you being my inspiration! Hopefully, it’s as simple as you made it appear! Thanks so much!

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  18. tanya says:

    Ive seen this on tumblr before and always wondered where it came from. Love this idea too!

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  19. Teara says:

    I LOVE THIS!! But just wondering, what clothing item would you pair this with??

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