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!
- a thin chain to create the ring portion of the handpiece
- a thicker chain to make the bracelet section
- 3 small jump rings
- 2 thicker jump rings
- 1 lobster claw clasp
- 2 pliers
- a pair of cutters to cut the chain
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)
Love this. boho and edgy. Best of both, I say! xoxo
Wow! So cool! This came out fantastically!! xo
love it!!! How easy is that!?!?
I love how-to posts, because I love diy projects. This one is amazing. That bracelet is beautiful.
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great !!! 🙂
good:) very nice
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
Gorgeous. Great DIY.
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i wish that you guys would make this stuff and then just give it to me
Sweet. I love the color of metal chains you used. It’s a worn in feel but still looks good.
i love this, and i love Luv AJ! so clever, love that you guys collaborated.
That is so cool! You make everything so easy, I want to challenge myself. xoxo
MUST try this. What an amazing idea!
Love this so much! Thanks for sharing!
one of my favorites!! lo amooo
I love it! and her headband rocks as much 🙂
WOW this is beautiful!!!
I LOVE these types of jewelry!
Wow, that is SO cool!
LUV IT! (see what i did there?)
I love jewelry that’s minimal and modern – and this is perfect! Love the nail color in the tutorial photos as well 😉
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
Yes Yes Yes, a new DIY; and it’s just wonderful.
Very cool. Thanks for another fabulous DIY!
Rocker chic love it. Dying to know the nail polish color as well!!?
That would also be a fun way to re-style a vintage necklace thats fallen apart! Make it even more special…
Love this so much!
AMAZINGGGGG. you never disappoint. fantastic idea.
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!
Wow amazing! I love it!
LOVE IT! I’m gonna try this, for sure!
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!
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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!
I love this DIY. I am going to spend the day making this little gem tomorrow!
I love you guys!!
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/
what a awesome bracelet thanks for sharing , i appreicate it , you have awesome talent
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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.
making this today! thanks for the great idea 🙂
Great DIY! I love handpieces 🙂
This looks kind of complicated, but the result is great!
Awesome! Can you show us how to make that headband too? 😉
Gorgeous! Oh and what nail colour is that?
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.
Love the picks!
love this! did you make your studded headband too? i would love to know how! 🙂
totally doing it
Check out my interpretation, thank you for sharing this DIY!
Omg! I just made this…LOVE IT!<3
This is amazing another great DIY
love this tutorial! def. making some tonight. thank you 🙂 btw love your nails!
so amazing !the bracelets looks so beautiful! i will do it as your guides!
Great ! I’ll try it
It’s so lovely! Could you say how to do the headband on the picture please?
love the bracelet-ring chain tutorial. thanks!
I love the headband! Cute and edgy.
I was just looking for the last time. Thanks for the description!