Tuesday, March 6, 2012

recycled plastic necklace DIY

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If I had to pick something from Marni collaboration with H&M definitely would be an accessory. I really like the bold necklaces and bracelets that will be available in selected H&M stores in two days. I expecially like how plastic has been used. Today I get back to you with another tutorial on how to recycle plastic packages and use them to make a necklace. If you want to make the necklace like mine have a look around the house and search for white plastic packages. I used empty orbit gum bottles (nothing is safe from my crafty mania).


Nella collezione disegnata da Marni per H&M gli accessori sono i pezzi che preferisco e in particolare i gioielli realizzati in plastica lucida e opaca che spiccano sulle stampe geometriche. Marni arriverà in negozi H&M selezionati l'8 Marzo. Nel frattempo vorrei mostrarvi come riciclare dei contenitori di plastica bianca che avete in casa e utilizzarli per realizzare una collana.

I cut petals shapes from the plastic
Ho ritagliato dei petali dalla plastica
I heated the plastic just enough to make it moldable
Ho scaldato la plastica giusto il necessario per renderla malleabile
I pressed the petal with two fingers to curve it
Ho schiacciato tra due dita i petali per curvarli
I put together the flower sewing it with invisible thread
Ho composto il fiore cucendo i petali con il filo invisibile
I made ten flowers
Ho realizzato dieci fiori
I sewed a small piece of leather on the back of the flower and then I inserted all the flowers into a leather thread
Ho cucito un pezzetto di pelle sul retro dei fiori e li ho infilati in un laccetto di pelle 



See another Marni for H&M inspired necklace DIY here

25 comments:

Alessandra ~ Miss Boom Baby ♥ said...

bellissimo anche questo progetto, sei sempre super creativa!

Barby said...

Omg that is Amazing! I love it! It looks so great! I would use it as a headband :D

Ángeles Madrid said...

Genial!
Me encanta, voy a hacerlo.
Un beso.

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Laure said...

Wonderful! Congrats you are so talented;)
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Nathalia said...

for how long you leave the plastic under the heat?

Sylvia from Dare to DIY said...

I'm impressed!!! It's a wonderful idea, you're so smart!!

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Erin said...

beautiful and environmentally friendly! it gets me really excited for spring flowers! : )

vivian said...

Love it, it's amazing...vibram five fingers

Aida said...

you are a genius !!! :D

Teresa said...

wow it's amazing!

Matter Of Style said...

@nathalia
not much, put the plastic into the water and warm it up. Under heat the plastic becomes a little more soft and less stiff, it's something you can't see just feel at touch

Rocks Paper Metal said...

So cute. I would love to have a Sunday crafts day :)

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Zane said...

look so pretty

Soccer Mom Style said...

You are so smart!!! Love the necklace.
xx
maya

nisha said...

Omgosh this is actually fantastic!! love it =)

kira said...

Great idea! Love this statement necklace

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tintin said...

How did you sew the bits together?
Did you stick a needle through the plastic or...?

Matter Of Style said...

@tintin yes I pierced the plastic with the needle

Adrian Santos said...

Scusami, vorrei provare questo DIY è davvero geniale ma la plastica ritagliata non taglia?
non vorrei tagliarmi...
Grazie mille

Matter Of Style said...

Ciao Adrian,
questa plastica è morbida; si taglia facilmente e non taglia. Puoi smussare gli angoli per bene con le forbici e poi se vuoi rendere la superficie ancora più liscia puoi rifinire i bordi con della carta vetrata fine.

despelucada said...

How do you cut the plastic?

Matter Of Style said...

Hi @despelucada! This plastic is very thin and can be cut with plain scissors, also old manicure scissors if you have them can work. I say old because I wouldn't use new ones for plastic, have fun with your necklace!

cynthia hadi said...

hi. thank you so much for the great tutorial. have been dying to find the tutorial about this marni necklace :). anyway i have several questions, how long you boiled the petal and how did you sew the petal together. it supposed to be hard right? thank you so much :D:D

cynthia hadi said...

hi. thank you so much for the great great tutorial. i've been dying to find this marni necklace DIY :):). anyway, i have several questions, how long you boiled the petal and how did you sew the petal together? it supposed to be hard right?

Matter Of Style said...

@cynthia this plastic is very thin can can be cut with scissors and also pierced by a sharp needle. I sewed the petals with invisible thread and pierced like they were beads with needle. I boiled them very little, they become immedialety soft, in a minute or so. I hope this helps, let me know if you have other questions and have fun with your diy! :)