Monday, November 07, 2011

Make Your Own Lace Necklace

The Savvy Girls Guide 
To Making Your Own Necklace

I am one of the least crafty people you can find, so when I wanted to do a DIY accessory post, I knew I had to get the expertise and advice of the creative and kind Nadia van der Mescht from Cupcake Couture. Nadia is a South African based arts and crafts designer, specializing in exclusive wedding accessories, exquisite vintage-inspired corsages and stationery. She creates one of a kind pieces according to your personal taste and wedding day theme. Here Nadia shows us how easy it is to make a beautiful and trendy lace necklace. 

Step 1 & 2
Step 1:
Gather what you will need:
A piece of lace – you can find some at a haberdashery or even search for a vintage piece in your grannies sewing box.
Pliers
A small, sharp pair of scissors
Small jump rings:  available from most craft or bead shops
Chain: 
Lobster clasp

Step 2
Put the jump rings onto the ends of the chain using the pliers.

Step 3 & 4

Step 3Make a small hole in the lace.  Make it slightly away from the edge so that the jump ring doesn’t rip through.

Step 4
Thread the jump ring with the chain attached through the lace.  Do the same on both sides.


 Step 4 & 5
Step 5
Pull the chain to a peak at the centre this will allow you to find the middle easily.  Bend open a link and add the lobster clasp and jump ring.

Step 6:
This shows how it should look once done.

And Voila!


All done! An easy DIY with a pretty result


Special thanks to Nadia for her lending her time and skills to this guest post. 
I hope it will inspire you to create your own unique neckpiece.

26 comments:

Mary said...

Really easy to do and was so cute:)
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Paolita@BerryHaute said...

This is very clever, turned out pretty and unique.
BerryHaute

Fictitious Fashion said...

Yea.. It is so easy.. Thanks for sharing it :)
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TheDollsFactory.com said...

this was really easy, need to try and find the pieces first.. I'm not so good at DIY

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Nicole said...

That is so cool :)

Jo Bao said...

Mmmm thanks for posting this! I normally fix my necklaces with these tools, but I never really thought about making new necklaces!


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High Fashion Whore said...

what an easy and beautiful tutorial!

NESHA said...

what a beautiful and easy tutorial!

Joanne Hegarty said...

Wow - this looks great - I'm not sure mine would end up ookingblike yours

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Indistinctive Writer said...

lovely! thanks for this DIY ^_^

oomph. said...

this is such a pretty idea...seems simple enought to try, too! thanks for sharing this.

so glad you stopped by...thanks for the comment :)
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Michelle's Style File said...

This is SUCH a great DIY- love it!!

x
Michelle
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Chanel Tonè said...

A true fashionista is a D.I.Y. fashionista! Lovely necklace.

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Bailey Schneider said...

LOVE!!!!
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Pich and Roor said...

so creative & elegant!! Can't wait to see what outfit you pair it with :)

ChiChi81 said...

This is really easy to do, Sam and it's adorable! Love these DIY's ;) Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

Wi
A Single Girl's Musings

Meena said...

this is so pretty and looks easy to do to!!

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Saint Folie said...

OMG...that's soooooooo cute.....and sou easy...
We want it, right now. =D

bisou.

Miss J said...

Hello Sam, amazing idea. So easy...love this! Kisses from Brazil ~.~

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@MissJota

Samantha said...

LOVE this DIY - I might be able to do it! Thanks for the inspiration!

xo~sam

P.S. Thanks for the sweet words on my blog! :)

Marcela Gmd said...

Wow beautiful!!!

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Besos, desde España, Marcela

Cupcake Couture said...

Thanks for having me! x

Natalia said...

this necklace is great!

Melu103 said...

what a great idea love!

cute necklace <3


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TheSanctuary said...

Omg i love diys . It's so cool. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for your comment. I'm your new follower. Hope u follow back maybe? :)

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CREATIVE MIND said...

What an awesome DIY..I LOVE the tutorial & your blog is also smart,thanks for sharing Nadia's DIY with us!
and thanks a bunch for writing a lovely comment at my blog! I hope you will enjoy my DIY & tutorials more:)
Love ~