September 10, 2014 AT 7:00 am

EL Wire and Leather Necklace #WearableWednesday


I was looking for Halloween costume inspiration and I found myself in a Google Image Search wormhole. I just kept scrolling and scrolling and that’s how I discovered this amazing necklace and tutorial by Mikaela Holmes. The irony is that it’s the least costume-y EL work I’ve seen in ages. Mikaela says:

I also love this look because I think it takes the el wire out of the realm of costume and turns it into an elegant statement accessory that could be worn to a variety of occasions. There’s no reason that illuminated fashion should be confined to raves and costume parties, and with this necklace, it doesn’t have to be.

Perhaps as impressive as the jewelry is the tutorial Mikaela created. It includes downloadable patterns for lasercutting the leather straps and the impressive battery pack holder. If you don’t have access to a laser cutter, just cut the straps by hand and tuck the battery pack in your pocket.

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