spotted this harness-idea on rumi in june of last year, and went searching for something similar on the 21 site as thats where she got hers (although she did edit it a bit to make it look like it is now), and never found one. i totally had forgotten about it until just recently when i got an email from refinery29 and the featured trend was these silver chain-link harnesses.
and ahh.. the cheap way out: DO IT YOURSELF!
heres my version:
like with anything, you can pretty much do anything as the possibilities and variations of this project are endless. big links, small links, silver, gold.. its irrelevant either way.
the simplest way to even explain this is just to say that i just connected a bunch of chains from a roll of chain link that i bought at the craft store..
1) i first put a large circle of chain around my neck and back to measure the "circle" (like the actualy harness part- not the hanging chains). i then attached the clasps: if you were to lay the chain out on the floor to form a circle, pick a point on the circle and place a clasp here and on the opposite side of the circle, place another clasp. these clasps will fall at the back of your neck and at the small of your back so you can take the harness on and off easily.
2) then, i attached the first and last chain while wearing it just to get an idea of how many chains i would need in between and such.
3) i then cut each chain one to two links longer than the first, but made sure they stayed shorter than the last.
4) i connected each of these chains to the outside "circle" in descending order using needle-nose pliers to make it look like the one rumi is wearing.
**sorry, the directions are a bit confusing, it's just kind of complicated to explain this without using the word "chain" 50 times.. e-mail me or leave a comment if you're having trouble and need me to clear anything up!
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