DIY Luv Aj Handpiece

When the lovely Amanda Thomas of Luv Aj offered to show us how to DIY her signature handpiece, we were ecstatic! Not only are we huge fans of her jewelry, we’ve been dying to adorn ourselves with this ring and bracelet combination. Thank you for the awesome tutorial, Amanda! xx

This season, the best seller in the entire collection was the Polished Pyrite Handpiece. It’s simple, a tad bit edgy, and something you can actually wear all day everyday. Add some bracelets on your wrist, throw on a couple rings, and this little handpiece seems to work in every single scenario. If you DIY, or even if you don’t, it may seem too advanced to make but after my tutorial, you’ll see that it’s really not!

You’ll need:


Now that you have all you need, let’s get cracking. Cut one piece of the thin chain 2.75″ long. This will fit around your middle finger. Then, cut two 4″ pieces of the thin chain, this will be the chain that connects the bracelet portion to the ring.

Now for the bracelet portion- everyone’s wrist is a little different so you can ball park the length. Take the thick chain, wrap it around your wrist, and cut it about 1/2″ shorter than your wrist length to leave room for the lobster claw.

So now we need to attach all the smaller chains together: Open up one of the smaller jump rings and loop the shorter piece of chain and connect the jump ring on both ends. This is the ring portion.

Don’t close the jump ring yet though, we need to add the two longer strands of the thin chain to the same jump ring. Slide those through then close the jump ring.

Grab the thick chain you cut for the bracelet portion and find the middle. Now from the middle, go out about 3/4″ on each side; this is where you’ll be connecting the thin chain to the thick chain.

Attach a jump ring to the one of the two points you just found and string one of the thin chains to that jump ring.

Repeat the same step on the other side.

Attach the lobster claw on the end of the bracelet using the larger jump ring. Add a plain jump ring to the other end for the lobster claw to hook onto.

Voila! You got yourself a bonafide bad ass handpiece!!

(LuvAj Pyrite Handpiece $88, tutorial and images courtesy of LuvAj)

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71 Comments

  1. Chelsea wrote:

    Love this. boho and edgy. Best of both, I say! xoxo

    8.30.11
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  2. Katie wrote:

    Wow! So cool! This came out fantastically!! xo

    8.30.11
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  3. Jessica wrote:

    love it!!! How easy is that!?!?

    xo
    http://thenovelboudoir.blogspot.com

    8.30.11
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  4. Alyssa wrote:

    I love how-to posts, because I love diy projects. This one is amazing. That bracelet is beautiful.

    Click here to shop vintage!

    8.30.11
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  5. fashionmix wrote:

    great !!! 🙂

    8.30.11
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  6. shu wrote:

    good:) very nice

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    8.30.11
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  7. Critina wrote:

    Freaking LOVE this d.i.y.! I have been obsessed with d.i.y. lately but it’s all been pretty easy so far. This one looks like a game changer! Thank you for sharing <3

    http://www.mostlyclothes-cristina.blogspot.com/

    8.30.11
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  8. Kate wrote:

    i wish that you guys would make this stuff and then just give it to me

    8.30.11
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  9. Ambyr wrote:

    Sweet. I love the color of metal chains you used. It’s a worn in feel but still looks good.

    xoxo
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    8.30.11
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  10. i love this, and i love Luv AJ! so clever, love that you guys collaborated.

    8.30.11
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  11. That is so cool! You make everything so easy, I want to challenge myself. xoxo

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    8.30.11
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  12. Katya wrote:

    MUST try this. What an amazing idea!

    xx
    http://thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

    8.30.11
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  13. Shona wrote:

    Love this so much! Thanks for sharing!

    8.30.11
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  14. lau wrote:

    one of my favorites!! lo amooo

    8.30.11
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  15. I love it! and her headband rocks as much 🙂

    8.30.11
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  16. Kaila wrote:

    WOW this is beautiful!!!

    I LOVE these types of jewelry!

    xo
    http://cestclassique.blogspot.com/

    8.30.11
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  17. Grace wrote:

    Wow, that is SO cool!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

    8.30.11
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  18. Anniken wrote:

    LUV IT! (see what i did there?)

    8.30.11
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  19. I love jewelry that’s minimal and modern – and this is perfect! Love the nail color in the tutorial photos as well 😉

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    8.30.11
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  20. Eva wrote:

    This is cool but I bet if I did this it wouldn’t turn out half as nice as yours…but I’ll give it a shot haha

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    8.30.11
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  21. Aisha wrote:

    Yes Yes Yes, a new DIY; and it’s just wonderful.

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    8.30.11
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  22. Jacqueline wrote:

    Very cool. Thanks for another fabulous DIY!

    8.30.11
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  23. Cat wrote:

    Rocker chic love it. Dying to know the nail polish color as well!!?
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    8.30.11
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  24. christi wrote:

    That would also be a fun way to re-style a vintage necklace thats fallen apart! Make it even more special…

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    8.30.11
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  25. Em wrote:

    Love this so much!

    8.30.11
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  26. AMAZINGGGGG. you never disappoint. fantastic idea.

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    8.30.11
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  27. Angela wrote:

    I love making handpieces!!! I used to sell them but had to quit because of school! this definitely inspired me to go make some new onesss!

    xoANGIE
    http://www.fluentbeauty.com

    8.30.11
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  28. Sarah. wrote:

    Wow amazing! I love it!
    xo

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    8.30.11
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  29. Mette wrote:

    LOVE IT! I’m gonna try this, for sure!

    http://www.mettesblography.blogspot.com

    8.30.11
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  30. Jae wrote:

    Stunning!

    8.31.11
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  31. Sara wrote:

    Cool idea! I’ve seen those pieces for sale all over Atlantic Station in Atlanta. They look even better with jewels and/or beads worked into them. I think you should try it out!
    x
    THE ART TYPE- DIY PROJECTS
    http://thearttype.blogspot.com

    8.31.11
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  32. zeavp wrote:

    i did this diy but i made it my own by using a hoop of silver instead of the thick chain. i added beads to the hoop too. thanks for this diy!

    9.1.11
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  33. Bryer wrote:

    I love this DIY. I am going to spend the day making this little gem tomorrow!
    Thanks

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    9.1.11
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  34. Jess wrote:
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  35. This is a great D.I.Y.! I can picture this hand piece layered with other bracelets and rings for a very bold look.

    Please check out my latest D.I.Y. – a Band of Outsiders inspired skirt like the one seen on Joanna Hillman from Harper’s Bazaar: http://livluxmag.com/d-i-y-band-of-outsiders-inspired-skirt/

    🙂

    9.2.11
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  36. what a awesome bracelet thanks for sharing , i appreicate it , you have awesome talent
    kindest regards
    georgia from ohio

    9.4.11
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  37. Fiona wrote:

    This is absolutely beautiful! Where did you get the stock chain? I live in Atlanta and I’ve been dreaming of a place to buy wholesale chain to do my own jewelry, and I absolutely have to make this.

    9.4.11
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  38. NUnzi wrote:

    making this today! thanks for the great idea 🙂

    9.5.11
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  39. Lauren S wrote:

    Great DIY! I love handpieces 🙂
    http://www.champagneandmarshmallows.com

    9.7.11
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  40. Lucía wrote:

    This looks kind of complicated, but the result is great!

    9.23.11
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  41. Tiler wrote:

    Awesome! Can you show us how to make that headband too? 😉

    10.1.11
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  42. Malarie wrote:

    Gorgeous! Oh and what nail colour is that?

    10.5.11
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  43. Steve wrote:

    My guess is that the nail color is OPI’s “Yodel Me on My Cell”… the color in the photo looks a lot like what’s on my toes.

    11.27.11
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  44. Claudia wrote:

    Love the picks!

    11.28.11
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  45. Erin wrote:

    love this! did you make your studded headband too? i would love to know how! 🙂

    1.17.12
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  46. Divya N wrote:

    totally doing it

    3.8.12
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  47. Gloria wrote:

    Check out my interpretation, thank you for sharing this DIY!

    http://sparklesnbows.blogspot.com/2012/03/cropped-hands.html

    3.11.12
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  48. Olivia wrote:

    Omg! I just made this…LOVE IT!<3

    3.25.12
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  49. This is amazing another great DIY

    http://off4thandGraham.com

    4.6.12
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  50. Johnette wrote:

    love this tutorial! def. making some tonight. thank you 🙂 btw love your nails!

    6.27.12
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  51. okajewelry wrote:

    so amazing !the bracelets looks so beautiful! i will do it as your guides!

    7.20.12
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  52. Amanda wrote:

    Great ! I’ll try it

    8.28.12
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  53. Emma wrote:

    It’s so lovely! Could you say how to do the headband on the picture please?

    12.30.12
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  54. Nikki wrote:

    love the bracelet-ring chain tutorial. thanks!

    4.26.13
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  55. I love the headband! Cute and edgy.
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    12.30.14
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  56. igne27 wrote:

    I was just looking for the last time. Thanks for the description!
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    10.28.17
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