Thursday, July 24, 2014

How to make Lace Necklaces/Bracelets (Choker Version)

Posted by Emily Jean at 4:51 PM
This project is extremely easy all you really need is lace or a strip of fabric.
You will need: 
Lace
glue/glue gun
needle and thread
decorations (strings of beads, charms, ribbon)
findings or buttons 
scissors  
Version 1: White
This version of the choker is simpler to make and more feminine.
 
Measure out matching lengths of pearls and ribbon that matches the circumference of your neck. Then cover the edges of the cut lace with clear nail lacquer.
Next sew on the closure pieces onto each end of the lace. Then sew the charm directly on the middle under the lace which lines the lace. To make the objects extra secure, add hot glue or fabric glue onto the knots made by the thread. 
Lastly sew/glue on any decorations and Tada!, you're done!
Version 2: Black and Blue
This version is a darker and more mature version.
This time you need a stronger piece of lace to support a bigger center piece. Again measure it to be the same size as your neck with a little extra so you can add a button. To make the necklace you are going to need to cover the white lace in a sponged layer of black fabric paint. Make sure you don't cover it completely because it won't give off the same effect when done. For the charm i mixed black nail polish and black paint together so that when you apply the paint it will be chunkier and not fall off. Again I did not completely cover the metal in black so that it could have a matching effect.
If you are looking for a similar charm, this came from a broken earring that I had. I just broke off the top loop and covered the old and dull gems in nail varnish. When applying this heavy piece to the necklace, I recommend first gluing it on with a strong glue and then also sewing it on tightly. 

 Lastly I fished blue ribbon through the holes except for one and glued it down. The reason for leaving one open is to make a hole for a button. For the button i used an oval shaped button around the width of the hole and sewed it onto the front of the other side. Then I glued on  a small bow made from the same ribbon right above the charm. And TADA! You're done. 
Hope you liked this~

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