Wednesday, February 21, 2018

DIY Victorian Necklace

 
 
Remember my Victorian Mixed Media Necklace I made last month? Well, it got a lot of positive feedback and inquiries for a tutorial so here it is, for your crafting pleasure. I kind of stuck to the {almost} same color combination with some different crochet flowers and beads.
 
What you need for your necklace?
1. A doily or a crochet piece you can use as the foundation.
3. 1 Tulle Pom-Pom {I used this technique to make it}  
5. 2 Crochet flowers (this post contains links to 6 flower patterns) .
6. {optional - Beads, jewelry parts, old brooches, trinkets}
7. 2 jump rings, a clasp and a chain.
 
 

I have tons of doilies. Literally. But they have an immense emotional value so I didn't have the heart to use any. Instead I used a piece of a factory made crochet tablecloth I have in my stash. It had a flower shaped at the corner so I cut it out and because it was very thin and fragile I cut another piece to back it up. So make sure that your piece is sturdy enough to carry the entire composition.

I folded it at the upper part, pinned and sewed both together.



Next, and this is the fun part, play with the elements and work on your design. I loved my previous one, so I made this almost identical to it.





Gradually add and sew the elements onto the doily.

 
When the assemblage is done, add a jump ring at each end and attach the chain. And the necklace is done.
 


 
 
 
 

10 comments:

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Very pretty Maya!! :0)

Kim said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for the tutorial, Maya, me thinks I will have to fashion one of these pretties.

Alhana said...

It looks very easy to make and the result is really pretty. :-)

handmade by amalia said...

So pretty. I love the smoky shades of pink and the way you build the textures.
Amalia
xo

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Much obliged Kim! Always!

Anabelia Craft Design said...

Oh, wonderful, Maya!! Thanks so much for sharing the making process with us. I can easily imagine it also as an embellishment applique on a crochet bag. Have a wonderful day, dear! πŸ’•πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒ

krishna said...

This is so pretty!!

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Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff said...

You've got such a keen eye for composition and harmony. That's what makes your jewelry so extraordinary and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us, dear Maya!
Big hug,
Marjan
xxx

Sigrid Swinnen said...

I understand why you don't want to use real doilies, I've got a few doilies that my mother made many years ago and I cherish them until I know what to do with them. They deserve a golden place :-)
This necklace is again a piece of art, Maya! Love the different shades of pink, the variety of material and structure and the composition. So special, as always.
Have a great day and take care,
Sigrid