DIY Metal Collar Necklace


Removable collars have been the must-have-it accessory for the past year now, and I honestly didn’t think there were any more varieties I hadn’t seen.  Bejeweled!  Neon!  Flowered!  Pearl-encrusted!  Leather!

But this metal collar necklace from a newsletter (above) caught my eye – and I was heartbroken to find it was sold out.  (Here’s a similar one if you’re interested.)  “I can make that,” I reasoned, and set about doing it.  (No soldering involved!!)  With just some foam, embossing metal, and jewelry supplies, you too can make your very own chic metallic accessory!  Here’s how:

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DIY Math: Late Summer/Early Fall 2011 Trends

Nude shoe + Leather paint = Colorblock Pump

(photo: ASOS PATCHI Cylindrical Heel Platform High Shoe)


90’s-style clunky boots + Belts (glued on with Loctite Vinyl, Fabric and Plastic Glue = Motorcycle Boots

(photo: Balenciaga Cut-Out Flat Boots)

White blouse (back cut away) + Lace curtain (thrifted) = Lace-Backed Blouse

(photo: PUFFY Roll-Up Sleeve Lace Back Shirt)

Shirt collar (cut off a white shirt) + Scrapbooking stickers (fixed with Aleene’s Glitter and Gem Glue) = Embellished Collar

(photo: TopShop Cream Mixed Stone Collar)

Sweatshirt + Chiffon (hand-stitched to seams, laid over front) = Mixed-Media Sweatshirt

(photo: Alexander Wang Silk-Chiffon Paneled Sweatshirt)

Black cord + Brooch (pinned in center) = Bolo Tie Necklace

(photo: Vintage Zuni Thunderbird Bolo Necklace)


Embroidery thread + Grosgrain ribbon + Bangles = Colorful Wrapped Bangles

(photo: JewelMint Garden Patch Trio)

T-strap sandal + Glitter (adhered with Mod Podge or Tulip Fashion Glitter Bond = Glittery Sandals

(photo: Jeffrey Campbell Foxy Glitter Sandal)


Happy DIY’ing!


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