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!
- 5″ x 7″ piece of faux leather vinyl
- Rorschach pattern (available here)
- 8 feet of thin chain (cut into 19 5″ pieces)
- 20-21 inches of thick chain
- 21 4mm jump rings
- a black permanent marker
- double sided tape
- a leather rotary punch
- small sharp scissors
- 2 pairs of pliers
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)
oh i NEED to do this. my last name may or may not have wolf in it and i’m obsessed with collecting wolves!
I love your DIY even more, tahnks for sharing! 🙂
Omg love this!
I actually love all of your diy post.. I’m so making this one too 🙂
Very cool and funky! i am loving the designs from sachin and babi
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That is brilliant…
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.
This is BEAUTIFUL!!
I definitely want to try making one of these! Great DIY!!
I LOVE this!!! Nice work!
how cool! you guys always expose the coolest DIY projects. i wish i had time to do this one!
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.
Love this DIY!
Love the punched leather piece with string chains!
Check out my bib necklace DIY here:
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!
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so awesome! i love this, and that blouse in the last shot!
Such a crafty DIY! I’m impressed!
interesting! I always love jewelry!
very well done!
That necklace is stunning.
We are head over heels! That necklace is amazing. Absolutely a DIY project of our taste! YUM!
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Is this amazing or what? ♥
it looks perfect
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.
wow how creative!!! great instructions. I want to make one!!
It looks perfect and thanks to your instructions, I ‘m going to try it!
gosh that’s cool!!!!!
xx ~ ks
Looks so great!
Way cool! Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo
oh my god i am so doing this!
it doesn’t look like diy at all when its finished, its so sleek and perfect
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this is pro!
amazing, thanks for sharing! x
Love this! I’d love to try it with some different leather
Great DIY!!! wish I had the imagination that you girls have to comeup with such fashionable pieces!!!!!!!!!
If only I had the patience…oh, & no kids!
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…
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!!!
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 🙂
I love this necklace!
This is Fantastic!
Such a beautiful idea!
Looking designer 🙂
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?
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! 🙂
Very creative! Looks spot on.
Omg I absolutely love this. It’s to die for
its hilarious, babi in bahasa indonesia means pig, and it kinda shape like piggy head.. lol
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!
OMG this is awesome! I have to try it…
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Thanks so much,
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!