Its been quite a while since I shared a tutorial here so I thought of sharing one to Create a stunning and intricate looking metallic necklace using lace and paint. This lace necklace is versatile and can be paired with a tee, shirt or even a saree.
I do admit that this tutorial was written quite some time ago for the Indian edition of a leading international Magazine which was never published as they wanted me to plagarise another blogger’s work and I refused and changed the design inorder to make it a little more mine. The magazine then published the plagarised neon lace necklace by crediting it to another local blogger. I then wrote to the other blogger, Alessia of MatterofStyle who handled the matter with so much grace. I showed her my derivation of her design and she permitted me to post it on my blog whenever I wanted to. But it didnt feel right, so I let it rest for a while And because some time has passed, I would love to share the tutorial with you as it is based on a lace as a follow up of the Haberdashery blog hop held recently
Metallic Lace Necklace
Ø Thick lace in 2 patterns
Ø silver spray paint
Ø gold & bronze paints, paint brush
Ø metal chain, jump rings & a clasp
Ø fabric glue, scissors
Ø needle & thread or sewing machine
1. Snip the lace into smaller pieces that have a distinctive pattern. I decided to go with scrolls and floral patterns
2. Move the pieces around, until it forms a bib necklace shape and you are happy with the design.
3. Glue the pieces together
4. Stitch them together with a hand needle and thread or zigzag on the sewing machine for stability.
5. Spray paint both sides of the necklace with light silver paint and highlight certain portions with gold and bronze paints to get a dual metallic effect.
6. connect a chain with a clasp to the lace necklace using jump rings
7. Glue on rhinestones and add a bead drop for extra panache. Your necklace is ready to be worn. Wear it with tube/ strapless dresses in the summer and turtle neck tees or dark collared shirts in the winter. Enjoy!!
#TIP: If you want the piece to be stiff (like metal), spray it with some clear acrylic sealant when the paint has dried for atleast 24hrs
See Alessia’s Tutorial for a Neon lace necklace here
I hope you find it interesting