Vintage Belt Buckle “Refash”

Hello lovelies, hope you all have a great weekend whatever you got up to! I am figuratively bursting at the seams with excitement as I have a new DIY tutorial to share with you and I think it would be putting it lightly if I simply said “I LOVE this DIY”! I recently had some visitors in town and one was a fellow craft-enthusiast which for me obviously meant an excuse (as if I need one!) to head on over to Sham Shui Po and pick up some goodies. Whilst rooting around in a completely non-descript market stall on the bustling hub that is Aplui Street, I came across a gorgeous gilded gold belt buckle. Almost immediately lights started going off in my head – it would make an outrageously stunning statement double ring – I had to have it. For only HK$12; this DIY has “me” written all over it: quick, easy, deceptively affordable, loud and chic…ah I love it.

What you need:

  • Large vintage belt buckle (make sure it has two vertical bars on the back)
  • Thick gold jewellery wire
  • Pliers

How to:

  1. Decide where you want the buckle to sit on your fingers; using a sewing felt-tip pen, mark where you want the “ring” part to sit under the buckle.
  2. Cut 2 lengths of wire – each about 4-5″.
  3. Wrap one end of one of the wire lengths around the buckle’s bar, secure with the pliers. Loop the wire around the bar tightly, then wrap the wire around your finger twice – make sure it’s not too tight or too loose.
  4. Wrap the end of the wire back onto the bar and secure once more with the pliers. Cut off any slack.
  5. Repeat with the other half of the buckle.
  6. Hook together – wear and be fabulous!

Hopefully that was clear enough – honestly though, it’s such an easy DIY: anyone can do it, but it’s also so fabulous: a lot of people wouldn’t think it’s so easy! This is a lovely way to refashion a vintage piece in a contemporary way and personally – I haven’t really been able to take it off since!

Happy DIYing!

xoxo  V.

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