Equal parts steampunk and victorian glam, this DIY beaded collar is what I would expect Marie Antionette’s goth cousin to sport at those fancy af tea parties. Not that she had a goth cousin (well, that I know of)….
I started by cutting a choker-length piece of large curb chain. I took round gunmetal chain and wove beads inbetween the links with monofilament, looping in the curb chain, to connect them both. Then it was time to add the dangles – cut varying lengths of chain (longest in middle) and attach with jump rings. Add crystal drops for that necessary sparkle. Mine are from a vintage chandelier – seems like that chandelier keeps on giving, I’ve used crystals from it for multiple projects. The gold watch hands were an unexpected find, yet work perfectly as dagger-like drops.
I’d pair this with a black tunic, skinnies and boots – maybe add a leather (faux) jacket too. If you want to go boujee in spirit of Marie, feel free to dress it up with a fur (faux again) coat instead. The tea is served.
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