I have been lady lusting after mustaches lately. (In the on-a-mug or as-a-finger-tattoo kind of way. Sorry boys, the 70's-porn-star-look aint my thang. But I know
lot's a few girls who totally dig that! Viva la mustache!)
I have seen many variations on the mustache necklace theme, and I'm not gonna lie, I have come close to purchasing one on multiple occasions. But I decided the cheapest and most fun way to acquire such a ridiculous necklace is to make it myself!
Not too shabby, eh?!
(That's me - I just realized I'm not too big on posting photos of myself. I'm camera shy.)
Check it against the Urban Outfitters version:
love hate to toot my own horn, but I think mine is better. It's all about the placement of the holes. Write that down.
1. Fimo Pasta maker from Michael's.
2. A small paint brush from Blick.
3. Fimo from Michael's.
4. Martha Stewart craft paint in black from Michael's. (Or just use black fimo, I didn't have any.)
5. A push-pin from Staple's.
6. Gold loops from Toho Shoji.
7. Gold lobster clasp from Toho Shoji.
8. Gold chain from Toho Shoji.
9. Pliers from a local hardware store.
10. An X-Acto knife from a local hardware store.
11. NOT PICTURED: Oven or toaster oven.
Knead the fimo in your hand until soft.
Pull the fimo through the past maker at the thickest setting.
Use the X-Acto knife to cut out the mustache shape. I free-handed it, but if you are less confident with your hand, use a print-out as a guide.
Use the push-pin to make holes in both top corners of the 'stache.Then bake in an oven or a toaster oven for 5-10 minutes at 275 degrees.
Once cooled off, paint the 'stache black. Let Dry. (If you used black fimo, skip this step.)
Use the pliers to cut the gold chain in half.
Use the pliers to hook the mustache the gold chain to a gold loop. Do this on both sides of the mustache.
Use the pliers to attached a gold lobster clasp and loop to the opposite end of one chain. Attach only a loop to the other.
I'm ready for a night out in Williamsburg!
If you followed me on twitter or liked me on facebook, you would have had the pleasure of seeing this preview picture this morning. Just sayin'.
Also, I have a hunch this necklace is going to be a grand party companion. What better way to spice up a boring conversation than putting a fake mustache under your nose. Your friends will be all like "WTF are you doing, freak. Go home." And you can be all like, "You guys. It's cool. I made this!" And then everyone will think you are just the baddest chick that ever existed, despite your poor social judgement.
I haven't experienced the social benefits of my new necklace yet, but I'm going out tonight and plan to work my mustache magic. So I will keep you posted on just how awkward I make people feel. Exciting stuff.
Here is a fun idea:
What if I took this fimo piece of 'stache and covered it in glitter?! Did I just blow your mind? Not only would all of my friends be repelled by my annoying craft antics, but they would also run away to avoid any contact with glitter. And you know, I wouldn't blame them. But, I would be lovin' my necklace so hard - nothing else in the world would matter.