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 :)

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