We’ve been long overdue for some new installments of She’s Crafty. What better way to jump start the entries than a tutorial on an inexpensive way to vamp up a bare neck. Even though summer is slowly coming to an end, in California at least, the heat has been skyrocketing to the 100s. This piece is a perfect match up for those sleeveless dresses we’re all still bound to keep wearing until fall weather finally decides to come out and save us from crazy tan lines and nonstop sweating.
– Ring clasp (1)
– Jump rings (4)
– Gold/Silver Chain
– Wire (optional)
– Beads (optional)
Step 1: Take the lace and map out the shape you want to use for the necklace. You’re basically going to cut through the thinner webbing, following the shape on the embroidered design.
Step 2: Once you cut the desired shape, clean up the edges.
Step 3: Poke a hole at each end of the lace with a sharp object (pen, knife, etc) big enough so that the jump ring fits right through. Insert the jump ring and one end of the chain. Close the jump ring with the pliers. Attach jump rings at the other end of each chain along with the ring clasp.
Step 5: Using the plier, hold the end of the wire and twist it to form a loop. Insert your beads and cut the excess wire. You want to leave at least 10mm of wire at the end of the beads to create another end loop.
Step 6: Depending which side of the lace you want to attach the cluster of beads, cut the chain of the necklace about 2-2.5 inches from the lace. With a jump ring, attach the cluster of beads to both sides of the chain.
Here is an estimated measurement of my necklace. Feel free to make yours longer or shorter for a choker effect, or adding a few extra strands of chain for that extra pizazz.
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