I found a fantastic royal purple long vintage skirt with a beautiful embroidered lacy bottom recently, and I just love it because it works as a skirt or a strapless dress. It came with a very unflattering shirt, which I was about to drop off at the thrift store when inspiration struck.

I love the way the industrial look of the eyelets and chain contrasts sharply with the ultra-feminine purple lacy collar, and the necklace is really versatile because it works as a collarbone length necklace or as a choker.


  • vintage or unwanted shirt with lace or embroidered collar
  • chain or ribbon
  • 2 large eyelets
  • large eyelet tool
  • jump ring and clasp
  • needle-nosed pliers
  • hammer
  • scissors

Full tutorial can be found at How To-sdays at Shrimp Salad Circus!

Step 1: Cut out Your Lace

1. Begin by cutting the usable portion of the collar away from the rest of the shirt. Take care to cut around the edge of the embroidered portion so that you don't accidentally nick any threads and cause unraveling.
absolutely stunning! <br>nice touch with the ribbons :D
Sooo cute! I cannot wait to try it. I was looking for an i-ble on a beaded bib necklace (since I have a bunch of random beads) but this one will be a good first try!
I wonder if it would look good with my new upcycled sweater shoes?!
This is sweet! Love the grommeted look.
What a very cool idea!
i love it! thanks so much!
A-W-E-S-O-M-E I loved it!
What a great idea!

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