This DIY lace choker was inspired by Lolita Fashion and Marie Antoinette! Pink, lace, pearls, and crystals mean an ultra feminine statement necklace to make yourself!
A few weeks ago, I published a Lolita fashion Starter a guide for Under $99 on my other blog, and a lot of people seemed to like it on Pinterest! As mentioned in that post, I was disappointed by the Lolita jewelry options available on
Amazon, so I decided to write a DIY tutorial for a lace choker!
If you are new to Lolita Fashion, I suggest reading this post, as it explains the broad strokes of this style. I’m completely smitten! Of course, given our family’s budget, my ensembles will be DIY for a while, so I’ll make sure to publish more tutorials if people like them!
Inspired by Marie Antoinette (one of my favorite movies and historical figures), and of course the general Lolita Fashion, this necklace is made with fabric, lace, pearls, and crystals. Pink satin ribbon is woven through some white lace, then strung with seed pearls and finished with a Swarovski crystal pendant.
I’ve listed some comparable supplies below, but if you do not have the time to make it yourself, you can always direct message me through Instagram to make you one ($20).
- Lace with approximately 1/4 inch holes in the pattern(This Lace is a little more stylized for necklaces and this one is very similar to the actual one I used)
- 1/4 inch ribbon in your color choice
- Seed Pearl Beads
- Fabric Glue
- Needle, Thread, and Measuring Tape (I'm in love with this gorgeous sewing kit!)
- Swarovski Crystal Pendant or locket
How to Make Your Lolita Marie Antoinette Choker:
Measure around your neck with a measuring tape, and cut this much lace.
Weave your ribbon (uncut, still on the spool) through the holes in your lace.
Add several inches of extra ribbon on either side of the lace, as you’ll be tying your necklace into a bow with the ribbon, then cut the length that is comfortable for you.
Dab a bit of fabric glue on the ends of your cut lace and ribbon with a toothpick to keep them from fraying.
Start at whichever end you’d like, and sew through the lace and ribbon, stringing seed pearls (I used 15 per big loop and 5 for the two small loops around the pendant crystal) in the front of the necklace.
When you come to the center, use a blanket stitch and extra loop stitch to secure your pendant or locket.
Continue with your seed pearls until you have the same amount of loops on either side of your centerpiece.
Secure all of the stitches on the inside of your necklace with a dab of fabric glue for extra security (optional).
Your necklace is now finished! Tie a pretty bow around your neck and get dressed up to show it off!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! It can, of course, be customized to match the color scheme that matches your Lolita dress, I just really love pink! Any other suggestions for a tutorial? I was thinking about an upcycled petticoat next? Let me know in the comments and remember to follow my sign up for newsletters or follow me on Pinterest to see new tutorials and inspiration💕
Have a Feminine Day, Ladies!