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.



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.

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,

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,