DIY Sachin + Babi Rorschach Necklace

Is it a bat, a butterfly, a moth, a pair of wolves, or even two dancers? However you perceive it, we certainly won’t be examining your personality or providing you with a diagnosis today. Instead, we’ve collaborated with Sachin + Babi to create a fabulous statement necklace, inspired by three elements from their Spring 2012 Collection: Rorschach ink blots, leather, and gold!

You’ll need:

Print the downloadable pattern here. Feel free to scale the image before printing (we printed it in actual size for this tutorial). Carefully cut out the pattern with a pair of small sharp scissors. Cut out the inside shapes.

Tape the pattern to the backside of the vinyl leather using double sided tape. Make sure no tape is exposed. With a thick permanent marker, paint around the outside edges of the pattern. Work from the inside out for nice clean marks and fill in the inside shapes.

Let the markings dry and remove the paper from the vinyl to reveal a new pattern. Carefully cut out the pattern to create the pendant part of the necklace.

Using the smallest setting on the leather rotary tool, punch out 19 evenly distributed holes along the bottom of the pendant.

Punch two larger holes on the top, outermost parts of the pendant. Hook on 19 pieces of small chain to 19 open jump rings.

Using pliers, attach the pieces chain along the bottom holes of the pendant. Attach the long thicker chain to the top two holes.

Your Sachin + Babi inspired Rorschach necklace is finished!

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a chance to win the Sachin + Babi Aurora Bracelet!!

(top image courtesy of Sachin + Babi, rest of images by HonestlyWTF; Sachin + Babi Resort 2012 blouse)

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74 Comments

  1. christin wrote:

    oh i NEED to do this. my last name may or may not have wolf in it and i’m obsessed with collecting wolves!

    12.6.11
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  2. I love your DIY even more, tahnks for sharing! 🙂

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

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  3. wieneke wrote:

    love it!

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  4. Tasja wrote:

    Omg love this!
    I actually love all of your diy post.. I’m so making this one too 🙂

    12.6.11
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  5. Great job!

    lavieenrosegirl.blogspot.com

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  6. wow…looks great.

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  7. Nimue wrote:

    Friggin’ brilliant!!

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  8. Lisa wrote:

    Very cool and funky! i am loving the designs from sachin and babi
    In Dramatic Fashion

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  9. That is brilliant…

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  10. Ambyr wrote:

    This is awesome. I love the faux leather vinyl, it adds a different sense of character to the necklace. I also love the top the model is wearing in the last picture.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

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  11. Kaila wrote:

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!
    I definitely want to try making one of these! Great DIY!!

    xo
    http://cestclassique.blogspot.com/

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  12. I LOVE this!!! Nice work!

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  13. Jessie wrote:

    how cool! you guys always expose the coolest DIY projects. i wish i had time to do this one!
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  14. Marsha wrote:

    i have been droooooooling over their Rorschach pieces, but they are far outside of my budget. this project will help me get over it. thanks! beautiful work.

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  15. DC2NY wrote:

    Love this DIY!
    Love the punched leather piece with string chains!

    Check out my bib necklace DIY here:
    http://dc2nyconfessions.blogspot.com/search/label/DIY

    12.6.11
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  16. Incredible diy interpretation; it’s great when you can copy something but it’s even better when you add your own flare to it. Beautiful!
    Have a look at some of mine if you have the time http://theinnersoleofcutieboots.blogspot.com/

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  17. so awesome! i love this, and that blouse in the last shot!

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

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  18. Such a crafty DIY! I’m impressed!

    http://www.dottoddot.com

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  19. interesting! I always love jewelry!
    very well done!

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  20. That necklace is stunning.

    Fashionable Collections

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  21. We are head over heels! That necklace is amazing. Absolutely a DIY project of our taste! YUM!

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  22. vain319 wrote:

    Great for the holidays.I am a sucker for anything different..please checkout my blog too,.Thanks

    12.6.11
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  23. Is this amazing or what? ♥

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  24. Zane wrote:

    it looks perfect

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  25. The Fashist wrote:

    Full disclosure: Your DIYs are helping me stay within my Christmas budget. Plus, a handmade gift holds so much more meaning.

    Added to the To Do list. You guys are awesome.

    -TheFashist
    http://thefash-ist.blogspot.com/

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  26. wow how creative!!! great instructions. I want to make one!!

    http://itsawant.wordpress.com/

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  27. shoelazzo wrote:

    It looks perfect and thanks to your instructions, I ‘m going to try it!
    kisses

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  28. gosh that’s cool!!!!!
    xx ~ ks

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  29. Ophelia wrote:
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  30. Way cool! Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo
    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

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  31. KIRA LILLY wrote:

    oh my god i am so doing this!
    it doesn’t look like diy at all when its finished, its so sleek and perfect
    KIRA LILLY fashion blog

    12.7.11
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  32. J Umm wrote:

    this is pro!

    STYLE DECORUM

    12.8.11
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  33. Taelin wrote:

    amazing, thanks for sharing! x

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  34. Jess wrote:

    Love this! I’d love to try it with some different leather

    http://www.wangsfactory.blogspot.com

    12.11.11
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  35. Great DIY!!! wish I had the imagination that you girls have to comeup with such fashionable pieces!!!!!!!!!

    12.16.11
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  36. If only I had the patience…oh, & no kids!

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  37. Beani wrote:

    I made it, it’s hard but in the end it’s so beautiful that it’s worth it!thanks for the DIY!I love your blog…

    3.15.12
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  38. Sophia C wrote:

    You can also try this with baking clay. They come in a variety of colors and its super easy! Just roll out the clay, cut out the shape and bake! Once cooled, use a nail file to sand down the edges. This is such an inspiring piece! LOVE!!!

    3.22.12
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  39. Claire wrote:

    I made this, it took me ages but I love it! I used silver and white cube patterned vinyl, left over from the bathroom, and silver chain 🙂

    4.12.12
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  40. I love this necklace!

    Jewelry Rage

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  41. This is Fantastic!

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  42. meixii wrote:

    Such a beautiful idea!
    Looking designer 🙂

    http://thiscache.blogspot.com

    8.18.12
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  43. secret wrote:

    beautiful&creative! I’ll try to find some other material to make this out of.

    completely off-topic, but.. where did you get the shirt in the last picture? any ideas on how to make one?

    11.3.12
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  44. Vanessa wrote:

    This is absolutely lovely! Would you mind if I incorporated a link to your project on one of my future blog posts? Thank you in advance! 🙂

    Vanessa
    http://cafecraftea.blogspot.com

    2.10.13
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  45. meg wrote:

    Very creative! Looks spot on.

    http://happinessiscreating.com/

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  46. Niki wrote:

    Omg I absolutely love this. It’s to die for

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  47. Niki wrote:

    Love armando

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  48. Rachel wrote:

    its hilarious, babi in bahasa indonesia means pig, and it kinda shape like piggy head.. lol

    6.24.13
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  49. Gabrielle wrote:

    This is really such a simple & inspiring tutorial. I don’t actually work at all with leather, I guess I have just stuck to my core design ideas based around the black diamonds and chains that I use in my designs but this idea has got me thinking!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. Es wrote:

    OMG this is awesome! I have to try it…
    Thank you!

    my etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Essmibijoux

    2.9.14
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  51. Hey!
    I’ve been following your blog for awhile now and I FINALLY decided to launch my very own! I’d be very grateful if you took the time to quickly browse it 🙂
    Let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions!

    Thanks so much,
    Drea Marie

    http://www.spark-le.com

    8.8.14
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  52. I love this so much! We sell DIY arts & crafts supplies. If you ever need materials to make these come by and check us out =) Thank you for the great ideas!

    4.7.16
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