Make Your Own Tatty Devine!

Kristabel iwantyoutoknow outside Tatty Devine shop brick lane

Tatty Devine name necklaces large size colourful in the shop

stacks of acrylic sheets lazer cutting behind the scenes Tatty Devine

Tatty Devine name necklaces on wall

Tatty Devine dinosaur necklace DIY workshop

Make Your Own Dinosaur Necklace!

Did you know that the plastic fantastic brand Tatty Devine do workshops to make your own necklaces? Amazing huh?! A few weeks ago, I popped along to their East London workshop and made a real Tatty Devine dinosaur necklace that I can flaunt with so much pride that if anyone ever asks where it’s from, I can say ‘oh this? I made it!’

Ok so it wasn’t like I cut out every little vertebrae (there were about 28 individual pieces I remember correctly.) Luckily, the super duper Tatty lazer cutter that whizzes out every shape piece of acrylic you can imagine, did that job for me and all it took was getting all those teeny little pieces in the right order and then finishing off with a few cm’s of beading. BTW, if you stick all the little beads to your finger first, it’s way easier to pop them on the fishing wire! The last little job was to add the iconic Tatty Devine metal branded plectrum to the end of the chain and ta-daa! My very own dino necklace, created to just the right length!

Tatty Devine pliers mug

boxes of Tatty Devine dinosaur heads how to plastic behind the scenes

instructions to make a Tatty Devine necklace pliers and ruler

Tatty Devine workshop staff laughing

classes at Tatty Devine learn how to make a dinosaur necklace

beading a string necklace at Tatty Devine little black beads

kristabel iwantyoutoknow making Tatty Devine necklace workshop

pliers jewellery making chain Tatty Devine

Kristabel and I had great fun creating our bespoke jewellery pieces and meeting some other lovely like-minded ladies was fab too. That’s not even mentioning the brilliantly chirpy and endlessly patient Tatty Devine girls who occasionally dedicate their weekends to take the classes, baking dinosaur shaped cookies before hand just to get us in the mood and explaining all about how their pieces are made in Britain by a very dextrously fingered group of staff. It was just like being at a friends house, busily DIY-ing away whilst having a good gossip and a cuppa except, really, we were in the basement of Tatty HQ just off Brick Lane sat among jars of rivets and odd acrylic cut offs. It’s was the perfect Aladdin’s cave for any ShinyThoughts girl!

Do keep an eye out on their events page for up coming DIY workshops around the UK. I can’t wait to try their bunting necklace workshop next!

Tatty Devine workshop behind the scenes bits and bobs

Yellow Cos jumper Tatty Devine dinosaur necklace roar!

Thanks Tatty Devine for having us!


  • Lola February 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    I love stuff like this and I LOVE tatty devine, looks like so much fun x

  • Ester February 12, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    aww this is so cool, I love the idea of making your own cut out necklace! need to check this brand now!

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  • Maria February 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    What an amazing way to spend the weekend! Do they do regular workshops?

    Maria xxx

  • Oroma Jumbo February 11, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    The dinosaur necklace is so cool !

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  • Llara February 10, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    One of my friends did this in Glasgow this weekend and it looked acers! I’m definitely gonna check out when they’re going to be back here again!¬

  • tora February 10, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    I love Tatty Devine- I hope they do this workshop in Brighton! x

  • Katie February 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    I know this shop and I love it.
    This is one of dreamy shop to cooperate with 🙂