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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

DIY Detachable Collar

I love statement accessories to death. I love everything that spells femininity. God knows how much I've been wanting to start collecting all those prettily detailed embellishments from SM Accessories, Mia Casa and ExtremeFinds; but I still don't have enough in my pocket so I still can't begin quite yet. Anyhoo, good thing I have the artisitic bug in my system, I can seriously produce some on my own.

As you can see, I'm already smitten to this thing Chriselle Lim coined as NECKORATING which only means decorating the neck, for an instance, with detachable collars. On that note, I would like to share to you how I did my very first DIY for this year's collar craze. But before that, I recommend you to watch this tutorial from Chriselle Lim herself. Don't forget to subscribe to her Youtube videos.

Video Courtesy of Chriselle Lim

Here are the materials I used:

I got this from my father's old and damaged Tommy Hilfiger polo. Remember, it's advisable to use collars from men's polo (not polo shirt) because they're sturdier compared to that of women's.

Take it from me, because I've tried cutting some collars from women's polo, and I just failed. They're so wobbly, and you wouldn't want that. This is actually my third and successful attempt. Thank God!

These cute hot pink wooden beads are from my necklace that I bought from a college classmate who used to sell DIY accessories five years ago. I wonder where she got these stuff.

I'm supposed to use fabric glue, but to no avail since I didn't have time to go down town just to buy one. I used Mighty Bond instant glue instead.

Just squeeze your brain for some creative juices, and think of a fun design to embellish your collar. What I did on mine is that I patterned and glued all the necessary amount of  beads on the collar until the lining is no longer that visible. Without further ado, I now present you my NECK-oration.



This detachable collar can be a very nice replacement for your necklaces if you want. It's perfect for color blocking. This can also be an instrument for color popping if you want to spice up a neutral-colored outfit.

This is what happened to my fingers after the process!

That's it for now. I'll keep you posted on my next DIY Collar Craze adventure.
Have you tried creating your own detachable collar, pretty dolls?


Jen Umm said...


Hazel said...

Niiice! haven't tried this whole detachable collar thing YET! I want to try it though, thanks for this DIY :)

Irene said...

it's a great idea!!



Song- Thanh said...

great diy, love the collar!

Lyosha said...

awesome idea! great DIY!

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Miriam Stella said...

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dunia kecil indi said...

cuteeee... i love it <3

Karen Ussene said...

I love a good DIY! :D And Chriselle´s ones are so good!
You defo need to her Lana del Rey?

badBarbara said...

So cute! I wanna try! Thank you for the inspiration!

BlueVanilla said...

Aww too cute! This is such a good idea!

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Sunny & Star said...

I love your collar. It is absolutely amazing. I too adore statement accessories.

Head to Toe Chic said...

Love this!! Great post!


My 2 Pesos said...

Love it!!

Morbid Angel said...

U did a great job hun!!! Cool DIY! ;p


Akiko said...

The collar looks so pretty and great DIY! xo akiko
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k come karolina said...

you look great!i love it!!!

xoxo from rome

Elizabeth Rose said...

This is awesome! x

CutestPrincess said...

that's cute... i wanna try that, too!

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Patti Graveley said...

looks sooo easy!!! must try this!

lucia m said...

wow!! great DIY!


Mary Lou said...

oh wow i love this colourful outfit and your DIY is sooo great!
love and kiss,mary

V I V I D said...

Very pretty! : ))

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful!!! good idea!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Aida said...

hello sweetie! Thanks a lot for visiting and commenting my blog. I really like yours - it's quite interesting, appealling and I totally identify myself with it. I'm your new follower now and would love you to follow back if you like my blog as well. Thanks a lot for your feedback.
have a nice weekend and I'll be back for sure

Sunny & Star said...

Just wanted to stop back by and let you know we are having a giveaway over on our blog for a personalized necklace. If you have time please stop by and enter.

Cathy said...

Love the mixture of colors! (:

Check out my blog & follow back? (:


Cailin´s Place said...

really cute!!!kisses!

vnikali said...

wear gloves next time to protect ur hands:D

Bad Joan said...

Fantastic collar!


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Naughty Baubles said...

great collar!!!! love the bright pink against the denim

kristina said...

that collar is amazing!! and i like your tip on using mens' collars, so great!!

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