You need to get:
pliers (better if specifically made for jewellery), Jump rings, 2+metre average sized chain, 0.5m slightly bigger chain, ruler to measure during making.
First, hang the chain on your shoulder for measurements. The back U-dip should come between the shoulder blades, and the front between the breasts.
At the front dip, cut the chain in half and as shown above, and link a jump ring. Cut the thicker-ringed chain as long as you want it (I cut mine to 14cm and folded in half – therefore having double) and attach that to the jump ring as well.

Do the same in the back dip. Then, using the rest of the normal chain, connect the front end with the back and make a hoop around your waist. Remember, you have to be able to take it off and on – so either you use an hooking/unhooking device on the waist chain, or make it large enough to slide off.

Yeah, I’m a bit late on this trend…who cares! My mummy still wears flares…who cares! (THAT RHYMED)

The chains I bought have a slightly less grunge but a bit more fairy-like aspect to its metal and chains. I found them in our school shop so I’m presuming they were stocked for the jewellery students. As I said, due to the nature of the metal, it looks more like princess jewellery. Make sure you choose the right chain (read: thicker and more sturdy) for the right effect.

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  1. I love it with the different sized chains and everything. I want one <3

  2. I really like the contrasts of the different chain weights… adds some nice texture!!

  3. cool, another isnspiration.harness forever!
    you are adorable.and i check the studs out on the recommended site.you have to tell me more about your past in vienna girl.also bis bald!xoxox eszter

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  6. Hey!

    I was wondering how the chain looks like in the front? Is it almost like a “back pack” per se where you see the straps go over the shoulder?

  7. Thanks Shini! :)

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  9. tamber

    where can i buy body chains at a decent price? $600 is a bit out of my range, lolz. and if i did make my own and wanted a different shape, would it be difficult to make?

  10. I haven’t seen anywhere that sell bodychains for a decent price, I think you still need to make your own.
    I think all it takes is logic to make different shapes, this one definitely wasn’t hard to figure out!

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  12. I am going to make one of these for myself. I love it. Thank you for posting this!

  13. i love the nailpolish color :) where is it from? any specific brand?

  14. Owh that’s just a blue from BarryM! :D

  15. mayo

    amazing, i’ve been looking all over for just this very thing. Have been seeing these in all kinds of magazines and loved them, then visited Fawn in Toronto where they’ve got a bunch of really beautiful ones. I’ll probably follow your advice to use thicker chain to make it a little butcher, but yeah can’t wait!

  16. Wow this is so pretty! I’m so gonna make one~~ thanks Shin!

  17. SO i saw the body chain idea on LUVAJ.com and fell in love with it. Its nice to know that it is possible to make it for such a better price (compared to their nearly $300 ticket) . Check my blog to see my version of this!

    xx Jess James
    http://www.inkedandsewn.blogspot

  18. Considering what Jen, Charlie and I used to post, this is far from embarrassing…

  19. So delicate and pretty xx