DIY: Venessa Arizaga Inspired Lace and Chain Necklace ($20)

As all fashionistas know, every day is an excuse to dress to impress, as everyday is a runway show. Simply make a subtle yet unexpected style statement that you can create on your own. Add another level of interest to your daily ensemble by creating, incorporating, and infusing your jewelry collection with an a statement necklace so your ensemble can pop and garner compliments wherever you go. Markedly, Venessa Arigaza has a hot ticket necklace on the market retailing for $600. Rather than breaking the bank, take the liberty to utilize DIY tools and create a simple and sophisticated necklace that will look just as fabulous on your neck.

There’s much to like about Venessa Arigaza’s necklace and there’s so many ways to recreate the look.

When shopping for your DIY tools look for:

16″ 17mm Gold Chain // Needle // Clasp + Large Jump Ring // Yarn (I love the “Party” pack from Lion’s Brand!)

Lace Trim Options: Metallic // Metallic #2 // White

Crochet Trim: Etsy has a bajillion (handmade!) options here.


  1. Thread your needle
  2. Knot your yarn and thread through the lace
  3. Stitch on your clasp
  4. Lay your chain down, flat against the lace
  5. Sew the top of your chain to the lace
  6. Stitch on your jump ring

Then, you are finished and ready to showstop.


Image and Idea Courtesy of Stripes and Sequins