DIY DIY Necklaces

DIY Anthropologie Doily Necklace | Super Easy!

Doily Necklace from Anthro

While there were so SO many fantastic suggestions & submissions, given my time restriction this week, I admittedly chose this dainty doily necklace for my first Reader Request Maeg-it Yourself because it seemed the easiest & quickest to recreate. It turned out so cute I may have to make one for myself too!

Find the Anthropologie “Cluny Lace Necklace” submitted by Mrs. May from This Lovely Day. Thank you Mrs. May, and Congrats! Email your whereabouts to and I’ll send this dainty little necklace to you asap. I hope you like it 😉

And for the rest of you …a super easy DIY to make for yourself!

Here’s What You’ll Need…

easy doily necklace diy

* I medium ivory doily. Any sort of crocheted doily will work, vintage, new, etc. I found this one at Jo-Ann’s for $1.99
* Thin gold or brass chain, clasp, jump rings. {I used a chain I already had so I only needed 2 small gold jump rings}
* Beading or Needle nose pliers
* Scissors
* Needle/Thread in the same color


diy doily necklace

* Fold over doily and decide how much of it you’d like to use. Mimicking the Anthro version, I folded it just above the center circle …using a little more than half.


* If using a pre-existing chain, fold in half and using your pliers {or cutters} snip middle link off and remove. If you would like the necklace shorter, remove links equally on both sides. If you’re creating the chain, measure out 21″ and snip/pull apart links, then create two by separating another link at the half point. Using your beading or needle nose pliers, add the clasps at the ends of the two, creating one again.


* Using your jump rings, attach one end of the chain to one end of the folded doily …and the other to the opposite side. {face jump ring closures to folded over side, this will be the back}


* Trim off the excess doily carefully, leaving enough to fold over and finish.


* Finish it off by carefully hand-stitching ends to the doily so they won’t fray.

And… Voila!

Vintage Lace Necklace from a doily

* It’s rather delicate, really and pretty

DIY Vintage Lace Doily Necklace

* Wear it long and drapy

DIY Vintage Lace Doily Necklace

* Clasp it further down the chain & wear it at your neck under your shirt collar.

Have Fun!

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Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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