This project began with a neck plate and some old lace. I punched a few holes along the bottom and then sprayed a section of the lace with adhesive. After it set up for a minute I pressed the metal onto the lace and adjusted the pattern.
After drying overnight the lace was sprayed with glossy lacquer which helps set the adhesion and seal the finish on the rusty black metal. The edges were then trimmed.
The next component is an acrylic flower in black and a smaller one in red with a silver headpin to hold it all together.
Holes punched through the metal take the headpin and then wrap the wire over the back and around the base of the flower. Trim the left over end close to the base and tuck in the end.
Push the wire through the neck plate and finish the wrap here. Do the same for the smaller heads and finish off the whole piece with a black chain.