I have long longed to be cool enough to rock a tattoo. (And by "cool enough" I mean not fear being dis-owned by my parents. I'm a completely independent 20 something who is fully in my mother's control. Go Jewish guilt!)
I know exactly what I would get: A geometric diamond on my forearm. Since a geometric diamond will never exist on my forearm, I have developed an obsession with the shape itself. I doodle it. A lot. Sometimes on my forearm. And then I have to remind myself that I'm not 15 years old anymore and drawing on myself is not appropriate in an office. Oops.
I decided to make myself a necklace with said geometric diamond so I can rock it when the mood strikes:
Bad-ass. Not nearly as bad-ass as a tattoo would be, but bad-ass none-the-less.
1. Pasta maker from Michael's.
2. Fimo from Michael's.
3. Metal loops from Toho Shoji.
4. Metal clasp from Toho Shoji.
5. A print out of this piece of clip art.
6. An X-Acto knife from a local hardware store.
7. Pliers from a local hardware store.
8. Chain from Toho Shoji.
9. *NOT PICTURED* An oven or a toaster oven.
Knead the fimo in your hands until soft.
(I KNOW. My nails are metallic. So good. If you want 'em go to Ricky's NYC!)
Pull the fimo through the pasta maker.
Place the print-out over the fimo and use as a guide to cut the design in the fimo.
Bake the diamond at 275ish degrees for 5ish minutes.
Use the pliers to attach a loop to one corner of the diamond.
Lace the chain through the loop.
Use the pliers to attach a loop to one end of the chain and a clasp to the other end of the chain.
Lola was all like, "Oh, hai. Can I plz has dis shiny device?"
And I was all like, "No, bitch. It's mine."
And Lola was like, "I hate it here....
...I hope you die."
We love each other very much.
Did you make a diamond necklace? Send me the picspls. Do you want me to make it for you. E-ME.