DIY: Ruffles and Ribbons


I have finally been able to gather my uploads to share with you. Since I enjoy using all of my fabrics I decided to make a few more accessories over the holidays.

I received a beautiful vintage cameo brooch recently and was overjoyed, as I have always loved them! Lately my inspiration has been drawn from smaller jewellery pieces, some of Victorian influence and special garment details, such as brooches, buttons, and collar trims.

When I'm not wearing the "serious" accessories and merely want to don playful pieces it motivates me to create trims of my own, so it was fitting to make these fun and easy pieces! Here is a preview of my brooch bow, and ruffle chain necklace.

Materials:
Scissors
Brooch: Pin-back
Metal trim
Velvet ribbon
Heavy duty glue
Rhinestones or other beads
Ruffle necklace: Chiffon and lace cut(2) ea. to your preferred length & width
Studs, and/or beads
Cord ends or jump rings (2)
Fabric glue/all-purpose
Metal chain
Sewing machine

Ruffle Necklace
For starters I made this ruffle necklace with beads and studs, finishing the rest of my chiffon and lace remnants that I had stowed away. It was simple: I created folds (chiffon fabric approx. 10 cm. wide) in a pleated form, by making two rows atop my flat lace cut piece and sewed around the edge of the fabric (at the top of pleats). Next, I measured and cut my chain (this is the length you want the necklace hanging on your neck, minus the fabric measurement). Then, trim was added to the fabric by using glue.


 
Bow Brooch
After making wine sachets from velvet fabric for a couple of friends, I ran out of my velvet ribbon used to wrap them in the earlier weeks. Fortunately, I was able to acquire the necessary yardage to finish that project, and soon after began working with velvet and filigree inspired pieces. Of course, these are just a few made pieces that I will be wearing soon.

 
Attach pin-back and metal trim. Glue to velvet bow.  Add rhinestone trim.
 
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81 comments

  1. Ohhh che belle!! Idee carinissime.
    Kiss


    Chocolate
    Rose Style

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  2. francesca romana capizzi14 January, 2013

    .....You are great! I love them both!
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  3. This is so cool! Love them both!

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  4. Oooh...love both of those doll, they are marvellous!! I would wear them both :)) Happy Monday sweets, I hope you have a grand day xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

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  5. SACRAMENTO Amate14 January, 2013

    WOnderful, Madison.
    Any chance of bigger pics.
    It would look so much better.
    Much love and admiration, my friend
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  6. Hi sweetie, hope you had a great weekend. Both pieces are so beautifully done my dear! They're both going to add a unique and wonderful touch to any look you put together. :)

    Take care and have a great week,

    Daniella xox

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  7. Ooooooo, I love them both!!

    Have a lovely week Madison.

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  8. I like creative people!!
    Good job!
    my pleasure to see you on
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  9. Beautiful DIYs, darling!
    So fun and feminine!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  10. your diy are stunning.

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  11. both are so pretty! i love those sparkly additions to an outfit. great job madison!
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  12. Great DIY ! I love the collar, it's baroque and artistic !
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  13. Oh to Be a Muse14 January, 2013

    The necklace DIY is pretty cool because of what you did with the metal chain.

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  14. Hi, Madison! thank you for your comment on my blog. I think you are an artist and you´ve got a great sense of fashion and style. I loved your DIY. Kisses:)

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  15. Glad that you liked them! :) Thanks!

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  16. Thanks Kizzy! hope you have a great day. I knew you'd love that brooch! :) xx Take care.

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  17. Great pieces - I especially love the brooch!

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  18. These are both so great, I love quick & simple DIY's like this & the fact you made them out of remnants makes them even better! I can't wait to see how you'll wear them! :)

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  19. Absolutely obsessed with this,honey,great job!;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  20. AlexisGrace14 January, 2013

    Very lovely pieces!  The use of filigree and velvet feels very regal!

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  21. So excited about this DIY, these pieces are so pretty and look like they came from a fancy accessories store. so creative! Sam F&T

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  22. oh wow that turned out really awesome, the necklace totally looks store bought!!

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  23. Love both creation of yours!
    You are so creative and that necklace is just too amazing and will be a wonderful conversation starter.
    Have a lovely week dear xo

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  24. such a great DIY! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous week!LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  25.  Thanks! It's very easy to do just fold and sew fabric and costs far less than going to the store!

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  26. Thanks Daniella! I can't wait to style them! :) xx

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  27. seaandswank15 January, 2013

    Love that necklace – such a cool easy DIY!
















    Sea and Swank

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  28. These are both gorgeous!  I love the necklace as well as the pin.  Very nicely done.

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  29. This is very interesting DIY! and the outcome is amazing! love the neckpiece, so gorgeous!
    thanks for dropping by my blog dear, wanna follow each other on GFC & Bloglovin?

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  30. very cute. I should try to do DIY projects too :)

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  31. what cute accessories! can't wait to see you style them!

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  32. very impressive necklace!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  33. such a cute idea Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  34. Great post!

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  35. Love these DIY's. I think I will make that kind of brooch using some kitch cartoon brooch from my childhood :3

    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  36. cafefashionista15 January, 2013

    I just love your DIY's - they have this gothic / Victorian vibe to them that I find irresistible.  :)

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  37. xo

    glamDevilsI love both. Wish I had your skills <3
     

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  38. I really need to get on the ball with my DIYS.  Both of these are so beautiful and of course I would wear them in a heartbeat :-)  Now I feel the need to run to the craft store and get all the supplies to make these little beauties!  xo Marisa

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  39. I love the ruffle necklace! It almost reminds me of something Lanvin would do.

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  40. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle15 January, 2013

    Such a cute diy! I hope you're having a wonderful week so far Madison! I'm so glad to be back!
    xo Mary Jo

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  41. Sofiescloset15 January, 2013

    It's so cool! :-)

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  42.  Have seen this on your instagram. Oh how creative are you. I'll be in London from Febr 8th till 20th, if possible would love to have a cup of coffee with you. And happy new 2013 - or is it not allowed anymore??

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  43. Thanks so much! xx Enjoy the wk.

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  44. :) Thanks, such a sweet compliment! xo

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  45. You have talent and creativity. These are adorable and classy and look fairly easy (although to be honest, mine would never come out looking so flawless lol). :)

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  46. this turned out great as always:)

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  47. wow that necklace is super cute! happy new year to you!

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  48. Absolutely amazing!  You are so creative!

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  49. The only thing better than ruffles is ruffles on a necklace!

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  50. Street Fashion PARIS16 January, 2013

    Lovely DIY!!!!

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  51. Cute! You're so crafty, I love it :) 

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  52. that brooch is so sweet. And perfect for Valentine's day!

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  53. I love how these came out. Such great DIYs!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  54. SOOO pretty! i love that ruffly ribbon necklace!

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  55. Agnieszka Guerrero Olesinska17 January, 2013

    Stunning! Amazing DIY. Really impressive blog, love your style. If you want check mine and we could follow each other:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

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  56. Margaret Cruzemark18 January, 2013

    Absolutely great idea!!! I would never ever thought for this one!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark 
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  57. happy friday sweets, just checking on you.

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  58. Oooh, nice DIYs! I love that necklace best :)

    Trendy Teal

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  59. Fantastic, fantastic!! As always highly creative! I respect your talent my dear!:)

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  60. I don't know if I will be at LFW, but I inboxed you. :)

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  61. oh wow, both of those pieces are so pretty! I especially adore the necklace though since it really looks like a true masterpiece!



    Maiken,


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    me

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  62. Thank you! Can't wait to see what you get working on! :)/Madison

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  63.  Thank you. Hopefully will style them in an outfit soon! Have a great week. :)

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  64. Glad that you liked them too. Thanks so much for your comment. xo

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  65. Aww,  you're so sweet! Hope you're doing great Miss Jelena! xx

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  66. Thank you for your comment, and welcome to my blog.  :)

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  67. You are so skilled, that ruffle necklace is so cool!

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  68. Thanks you. These were so fun to make. 

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  69. Glad that you liked them too! Thanks Rachel! xo

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  70. Ooh that cartoon one sounds fun! Thanks for your comment.  x/Madison

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