Sunday, October 7, 2012

DIY Hime Gyaru Princess Melody Inspired Necklace

Hey everyone!

If you follow my blog, you probably follow Mana's blog (yup, big assumption there). But just in case you don't, here's a post wherein Mana shares a few things from Himena's new Princess Melody line.

...including the pretty necklace shown above ^^.

I'll offer a disclaimer here: 
Himena's necklace is a million times higher quality than the version I've made, and there are several differences between the two. 

That being said, lets get on to the tutorial~

You will need:
  • Lace ribbon
  • Large ribbon
  • Mid-sized ribbon (not shown)
  • Material (for bow)
  • Centerpiece 
  • High heat hot glue (or sewing machine)

First things first: the bow. 
Determine the size that you'd like your bow to be, then cut a piece of fabric that is double that size.

Fold in the edges of the fabric and glue them down to prevent them from fraying.

Fold and glue the other ends to create a rectangle.

Make sure that the sides remain open ^^

Cut a piece of ribbon to your desired length and place through the ends of the rectangle.

It should look like this.

Cinch the middle of the rectangle with a piece of ribbon, creating a bow shape.

Place and adhere lace ribbon inside the sides of your bow.

It should look like this.

Trace the edges of your bow with lace trim.

Do the same for the edges of the wide ribbon.

I really should have done this before cinching and securing the ribbon, but I forgot ><.
Cut a long piece of mid-sized ribbon and secure behind the large ribbon.

^like this

Lastly, secure your centerpiece to the center of your bow.

You can see through my cheap ribbon xD

Fin ^^~

As far as centerpieces go, I'd like to share these:

Yuki sells them here.
These are similar to Himena's so I'm sharing them in case someone wanted to make a necklace that was more similar. Not sponsored, I promise =X

Well, hope you guys enjoyed this inspired tutorial ^^~
Happy DIYing :)


  1. Super cute and thanks for the tutorial! You've inspired me to make all sorts of cute things! ^^
    Happy blogging,
    Sarafina (*^o^*)

  2. Awwww so cute! Good to see more posts from you on your blog. I can't wait to get started on decorating my room with hime style materials soon. Going to definitely refer to your blog for that.

    1. Thanks Crystal! Have you seen the tumblr of hime room inspiration? ^^ That might be helpful~

  3. Thank you so much for mentioning my blog! YES a hime choker! I need to make one of these ^^ KEEP POSTING NOW OuO;;


    1. My laptop actually crashes T_T so it's a little difficult to find time for posting. But I'll try my best :)

  4. Very pretty! I love the combination of the lacy ribbon with the plainer ribbon. It adds some nicer detail along with some contrast in the "choker".

    1. Thanks Wanda :)
      You're pretty good at this stuff. You should try making one ^^

  5. thank you for the tutorial. that's really cute! :)

    new follower here :> btw, i'm having a giveaway :)
    I hope you can join too :D
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  6. Your blog really inspires me to start crafting kawaii things myself! Keep going, dear. I love your blog!
    I just find it quite hard to find cheap materials to craft with. :( Do you have any tips or tricks, perhaps?

    1. Yes, I have a post :)

      By the way, I love your blog ^^
      Hime accessories would look lovely on you <3333333333

  7. Replies
    1. Awesome ^^ try it out~
      I'm glad you liked the tutorial :)

  8. Hi sweetie! I tagged your blog for the Liebster Award! Please come check it out :3

    Thank you and keep it up! Love your blog ^^

  9. so jealous > <
    you are REALLY incredible at these DIY things and making them look pro
    i want everything you make xD

    1. Aww thanks Nikki! :)<333333333333333


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