Collar Necklace Tutorial
I dug for hours to find a copy of this tutorial and could only find the words, which I have rephrased, the pictures are forever lost.
In honor of Steampunk week over at Threadbanger I am posting a tutorial for making a collar necklace. This first design is inspired by the necklace Corinne was wearing in the gloves episode. I’m very excited to post a tutorial finally, please let me know how it goes!
So, no matter the design of your necklace, you start off with the collar from a button down shirt. Cut off along the seam so that you keep the part that actually secures around your neck, and take care you are using a shirt with a collar that fits you the way you want it to.
You can embellish with ribbon, ruffles, beads… (You can also achieve the look by simply wearing a necklace UNDER the collar.)
Find yourself an assortment of antiquated looking baubles. You will need some cording or flexwire or something to attach your bits. You may need pliers or wire cutters to pull your pieces apart if you are recycling an earring or watch.
Figure out your design and assemble with your cording.
Hand stitch your “necklace” bit on the back side of the buttons that secure the collar around your neck. When I was finished with that I added a more interesting button to the front side, since shirt buttons really looked wrong once I got all this in place.
Use any variety of lace or eyelet and you can ruche it or pleat it for a sort of Victorian feel. Hand or machine stitch it on and there you go!