Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial:
Gilded Needlepoint Necklace
I’ve been drooling over a series of amazing DIY lace x gold/silver projects like this, this and this (originally found via True Blue Me and You) for quite some time, and today I finally tried my hands on the ‘gilded lace’ look.
What you’ll need:
- fabric stiffener (I’m using Stiffen Stuff)
- lace, about 15cm in length
- chain, 2 x 20cm and a 8cm bigger chain for adjuster
- 4 jumprings
- 1 clasp
- gold nail polish
- (not in the photo) flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and wire cutters
1) Tie a bow with the lace. Trim the excess if necessary.
2) Spray the fabric stiffener until the bow is wet. Lay the bow on a kitchen paper and microwave it until it is dry (mine took about 40 seconds). Repeat the step until the bow is stiff enough for your liking (I sprayed twice).
3) Paint the bow with nail polish. Don’t forget to paint the back as well!
4) Leave to dry.
5) Using jumprings, attach a clasp to a chain, and adjuster chain to the other chain.
6) Attach the end of chain to the bow using a jumpring.
7) Attach another chain to the other side of the bow.
8) It’s optional, but I like adding a bead to the end of the adjuster.
Voila! Minimal effort, maximum result :)
If you are not a fan of gilded look, you could always go for silver (just use silver chains and polish). I used to hate gold, but in the past few years or so, gold won me over – in the same sense, pink and bows are my enemy-come-BFF as well! Do you have any OMG-I-can’t-believe-I-use-to-hate-it sort of thing, too? Anyways, hope you enjoyed the tutorial!