Tuesday, February 21, 2012

plastic necklace DIY

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Marni for H&M on Vogue Russia

Another H&M designer collaboration wll hit the stores on 8th of March. It's the turn of Marni a sophisticated luxury italian brand. H&M abandons the big names of the fashion industry known by the masses and chooses an intellectual fashion house. We could say that H&M goes radical chic in fact it also picks Sofia Coppola to direct the tv commercial. Marni is known for prints and patterns with a vintage feel and for big statement jewels. The collection designed for H&M has Marni written all over it. It's tribal, vintage and also bohemian and bauhaus. The full lookbook has been disclosed only a few days ago.
See the full Marni for H&M lookbook here. Will you queue outside H&M stores?

Now let's get back to today's diy project. I think that  jewelry is the best part of  this Marni collection.   Every piece looks like a 70's jewel and it's either in wood or in plastic. The plastic leaves necklace you see above are my favorites.  I can make a similar one with just a lighter and an empty bottle. See how I made it.

H&M continua la sua collaborazione con i grandi brand e l'8 marzo sarà il turno di Marni. H&M abbandona i grandi nomi del fashion industry conosciuti dal grande pubblico e sceglie invece un brand di nicchia e più intellettuale. Potremmo dire che quella del colosso svedese sia una scelta radical chic sottolineata anche dal nome di Sofia Coppola scelta per la regia dello spot. Marni è conosciuto per le sue stampe dal sapore vintage e i grandi gioielli e la collezione disegnata per H&M rispetta il dna della maison. Si potrebbe definire una collezione dal sapore vintage con influenze tribali,  sia bohemien che bauhaus. Il lookbook completo è stato svelato da poco, cliccate qui per vederlo. La collezione sarà disponibile solo in negozi selezionati. Che dite? Farete la fila fuori?

Ma torniamo alla collana diy di oggi. A mio parere i gioielli sono la parte migliore di questa collaborazione. Sono tutti molto vistosi  in legno o in plastica, in particolare la collana in foglie arancioni qui in alto è la mia preferita. Possiamo realizzarne una simile con una bottiglia in plastica e un accendino. Vediamo come.



A colored bottle
I didn't care what was inside the bottle, I picked this orange juice only for the color of the bottle (is it weird?).
By the way get a plastic bottle

Scegliete una bottiglia di plastica
empty it and cut it

vuotatela e tagliatela
Cut out a leaf shape and get a lighter

Ritagliate una foglia e prendete un accendino


Now this is the fun part: warm up the plastic leaf with the lighter. Keep it a little far from it. You'll see the plastic leaf bend and become tridimensional. It will look much more like a real leaf. These 3d leaves will add volume to the statament necklace.

Ecco la parte divertente: scaldate la foglia con l'accendino mantenendolo ad una certa distanza. Vedrete la plastica piegarsi e assumere un aspetto tridimensionale che servirà a dare volume alla collana. In più otterrete una foglia molto realistica.
here's the first leaf
ecco come appare la prima foglia
Cut the bottle in pieces
Ora ritagliate tutta la bottiglia
Curl all the pieces
e piegate tutte le foglie
Insert one leaf after another
Infilatele una dietro l'altra in un filo
these are three layers 
qui in alto tre strati sovrapposti di foglie
I then added a couple of beads and then I finished the necklace with  thread and crochet using the romanian macramè technique I used in the Stella MCartney diy dress.

Ho aggiunto un paio di perline ed ho ultimato la collana con  filo e l'uncinetto realizzando la fettuccia rumena che già ho utilizzato nel vestito diy di Stella MCartney.

21 comments:

sugarhoneybaby said...

Looks great!

Alessandra ~ Miss Boom Baby ♥ said...

invidio la tua creatività :) bellissimo progetto anche questo!

Zane said...

it looks amazing, love the idea

fashioneggpplant said...

this is so awesome, wish i knew how to macrame

Ines said...

Mi associo con Alessandra :)
Bravissima!

Matter Of Style said...

@alessandra @ines grazie mille ragazze!

Matter Of Style said...

@fashioneggplant you can learn the romanian macramè here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl3aa9t6zxU

What's Next said...

your blog is amazing! i mean really it's full of brillant ideas that i want to try sometime :)
following you ;)

this is mine, if you like to stop by:
edankb.blogspot.com

xx, eda

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IBWV said...

Marni is amazning and H&M are awesome for doing this collaboration xx

For fashion inspiration check out my moodboards and follow me:

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Barby said...

This is just amazing! Will you be going when marni for h&m comes out?

Bromeliad said...

I thought those looked very DIYable. Great job.

out of order said...

this is really fabulous! I gotta save up some plastic bottles <3

Meghan

Matter Of Style said...

@Barby I still don't know, will you go?

Tauriņa said...

I am inspired and currently making something similar myself. However, I had a problem with the bottle, it was too small. How many leafs did you use?
P.S: I guess I should get back to you with my version of this...

Matter Of Style said...

@taurina
I used a 1.5 liters bottle and it was enough to make 42 leaves. This number depends on leaves dimension.
Let me see your version :D

Ángeles Madrid said...

Acabo de conocer tu blog y me encanta!! Haces unos DIY preciosos!!
Este collar, inspirado en el de Marni, me ha encantado!!!
Te sigo ya!
Un beso.

http://angelesydiablillos.blogspot.com

The life of Clare said...

This is fantastic! I'm definitely going to give it a go, and post the finished product on my blog! Thank you for the inspiration!

Stephanie Hadrath said...

Will do it for sure!!!
xxx
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Domček said...

wow, I did exactly the same on my blog :D check out:
http://leavethecrowd.blogspot.com/2012/03/akoze-marni-nausnice.html

scrapfancy said...

Wicked necklace. Love it. Got to make for myself.