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DIY Body Chain

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Updated February 12, 2016
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Love chainmail necklace patterns and chainmail jewelry designs? Make this chic and stylish DIY Body Chain. This pattern connects ready made chains, but if you know how to make your own chain play around and create something really original. Body chain jewelry has its roots in Indian culture, but has come to be a popular jewelry item around the world. From Rihanna to Beyonce, all the big stars are wearing this trendy jewelry style nowadays. But you don't have to be a music superstar to make and wear these statement jewelry pieces. Follow this homemade jewelry tutorial and learn how to make body chain jewelry in an affordable way.

Body Chain
This image courtesy of transientexpression.com

Project Type: Make a Project

Bead Type: Miscellaneous

Time to complete: In an evening

Bead Technique Used: Chainmail/Wirework

Bead Project Type: Other

Difficulty Level: Easy

DID YOU KNOW?

Body chains have been around for centuries. Use of waist chains can be traced back to 4000 years or more. The concept of body jewelry traces back to Indian origin. Indian women decorate their waist area and other body parts with light or heavy chains that are worn over saris/dresses or simply over exposed bellies. These chains are typically made from precious metals, mainly gold and silver.

In Europe, and the rest of the world, this style of jewelry caught on in the culture in the trend of women wearing chains across their belly partnered with a casual crop top and pants/skirts. Body chains made a return in 2009/2010 as fashion statement jewelry. These days, the go-to body chain style is cross-body, made popular by music stars like Rihanna and Beyonce. But these outside-of-the-box jewelry pieces can still be affordable. DIY body chains are budget-friendly, trendy, and fun to make and wear!

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