Dip Dyed Lace Necklace {Tutorial}

If you are a fellow Pinterest addict you’ll probably came across jewelry and accessories made of lace. However I’ve pondering this idea longer than I have my Pinterest account – I just didn’t know what to use to make it stiff. Duh me, I say.

dip deyed lace necklace

  • This is what you need:
  • Lace
  • Scissors
  • Textile stiffener*
  • Brush – make sure there is no color in it (no, I do not talk from experience!)
  • Chain & eyelets
  • Tools

In my case I dip dyed the lace before, to achieve an ombré look. I threw in the first row of lace flowers and let them sit for 10 minutes, adding the next lace flowers and then 10 min later the last. However adjust accordingly to your desired color.

What I learned: prewash your lace! Mine had something in it, what made color absorbtion somewhat difficult. This will also ensure an evenly dyed result.

Now you have to let it dry. Best over night or in my case a couple days.

Next comes the textile stiffening. Fill a bit of the stiffener in a little lid or something. I wouldn’t recommend working out of the big pot. Evenly spread the stiffener with a brush onto the lace. Make sure to work quick put precisely. Don’t leave out small holes or deeper layers. Let sit for a bit, then turn upside down and repeat on the other side. Leave overnight to let dry.

dip deyed lace necklace

Now you can start the fun part. Work in the rings to connect the lace parts. Depending on your lace it could be better to work them in before you use the stiffener. I would do that with mine as it is quite tightly woven. Attach a chain and you are done. An easy project however it needs time. Perfect to do throughout the week after work.

I’d love to see your version so don’t be shy in sharing. For more jewelry ideas check out my Pinterest board.

I am glad I had the chance to finally make something for myself again. That is way I’ll submit it to the RUMS roundup.

Cheers, Tobia

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Hair accessory DIY { Winter Wedding Special }

sparkling hair accessory

Hello my dear ones!

I am back. I am back in real life, woke up from my personal fairy tale and I am back as a wife (now that does sound old and dusty…). Anyway I have a bit of a hard time adjusting and embracing the everyday and work life and all that. I know you are super excited to see some wedding pictures. Let’s start off with something simple. A quick DIY.

When planning my wedding I had big plans on what do DIY and what I wanted and on the other hand I really didn’t have a clue. Well for my hair I always knew it needs to be an up-do. However I wasn’t sure about the accessory. I was secretly wishing for a tiara but everyone kept telling me it’s cheesy and if I wanna be a princess and stuff. So I settled on a sparking simple hair comb I wanted to DIY. I got the supplies in January but didn’t do anything by mid/end of January. Being at my tailor for one of the final dress fittings we came to talk about accessories and she told me I could order some with her. So we looked into the catalogue and there it was. My dream hair thingy. So I figured why stress, just order. And while I was at it I figured: You only get married once whats the greed? Get a tiara as well and decide on your wedding day what to wear. Oh I was so happy with that decision.

But then on my last dress fitting about 10 days before the big day I learned that my order was undeliverable. Wedding accessories are only available starting in March. Hello? What about the winter bride? I know the wedding seasons high peak is in summer but really what is that? I was able to talk my tailor into giving me some sparkling ribbon thing and I got to do my DIY in the end. Here it is my sparkling hair accessory for a winter bride or any other sparkling occasion:

sparkling hair accessory tutorial

You don’t need many supplies (1). Cut two rows of ribbon the length of the comb (3). BUT add two more rhinestones to the length. This will give you a better edge finish (4,5). Then you basically you just glue everything on the comb. I started with the bottom line of sparkles and then added the top row. This way you can angle the top row a bit so it looks neater.

It is very simple isn’t it? And while I was at it I figured: why not make one for my dear readers.

So here it is – my very first Give-Away. Leave a comment and let me know what you would love to read on my blog, what you miss or why you come by. I am so curious.
I will pick a lucky winner on March 16th. Good luck to you.

Cheers, Tobia

Oh! And you probably wanna see how I ended up wearing it, huh? Well here we go:

sparkling hair accessory

Last photo taken by Anja Schneemann

Entered for the Creadienstag Roundup

POWERFUL VIOLET im Schmuckschrank ◊ color me happy ◊

Runde # 3 bei der Fotoaktion “color me happy” von Bine und Andrea ruft diesmal ganz laut POWERFUL VIOLET.

Auch hier habe ich eine Weile überlegen müssen. Und tada…… heute gibt’s ein Blick in mein Schmuckkästchen:

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Wenn ich mein selbst gemachtes Schmuckset trage fühle ich mich auch immer ein bisschen mehr powerful ;-)

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Ringe trage ich eigentlich eher selten, dafür kommen die Ohrringe regelmäßig zum Einsatz.

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Alle weiteren LILA IMPRESSIONEN gibt es dann hier.