Saturday, December 10, 2011

Skitch-I-Y: Emilio Pucci s/s 2012

Way overdue but as promised, here's the Emilio Pucci s/s 2012 Skitch-I-Y. Initially I wanted to do the star/wings/cross earrings from the show using some $1.50 Forever 21 earrings (shown in the pictures at the end of the post), but the other charm elements were imposible to find so I ended up creating a less expensive black cross necklace (or something similar at least). 

For this, you'll need:
  • Gold Jewelry Findings
  • A needle
  • Black Thread
  • Velvet ribbon
  • A large gold cross
  • Scissors
  • Jewelry pliers (not shown here)
  • Measuring tape

Step 1:  Take your measuring tape and wrap it around your neck and measure how long you would like your necklace to be. It should rest quite short on your neck. In my case, it was around 18". 

Step 2: Cut the velvet ribbon about the same length you just measured. Cut the ribbon into four equal parts. Then take two of those pieces and cut off one inch from each one. The order of the ribbon sizes should be from longest to shortest on the necklace. Play around with the gold jewelry findings and choose how you would like to place them on the necklace. 

Step 3: Prep your needle and thread and loop the ribbon ends around each finding. Sew a few stitches to secure the ribbon with the finding.

Step 4: Continue sewing the ribbon with the findings together until you get something like this. I used a heart shaped finding in the center because it worked best depending on what I had on hand but if you have a larger circular one, it would work better. Remember to construct the necklace by order of the ribbon size from largest to smallest towards the center.

Step 5: Using your jewelry pliers, insert on one of the last findings a jewelry clasp. Close the connecting loop.

Step 6: Take your jewelry pliers once more and insert the cross charm onto the center loop. You might need to use a connecting loop like the one shown in the picture. Hang the cross and you're done! 

The result should be similar to the Pucci necklace. Of course, the Pucci necklaces are made with the finest materials and beading but for us with shallow pockets, we've got more accessible (and still stylish) options like this. Enjoy!

Emilio Pucci s/s 2012 photo via

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