Post most favorite or unique accessories that you own or wish you had.
I need one of these for the summer. Dumping some of my pics of accessories.
Shame about the cheap lace, basic and kiddy plastic strawberries.
Saw this handmade item on sale on lacemarket. I wish I could have bought it.
Here's a couple of my newest bits, I don't usually buy accessories but I couldn't resist
The look of this makes me think about having sticky chocolate melt all over my hair. The feelings are too real, I'll have to pass.
It's from somewhere called Alchimia Accessories, they're on facebook but it's not letting me most the link, keeps being flagged as spam. They were at a local loli event, but I can't find an actual online shop for them though.
My friend made this for me for a Musee du chocolat coord.
Anon, your friend is a sweetheart and that headdress is too cute.
>mfw this thread makes me want to open my own Etsy shop
So i'd love to trim my own hats but i am having a devil of a time sourcing decent silk flowers. Anyone have any links they wouldn't mind sharing? I shall contribute to the thread in hopes someone does.
This fucking hat. I might have to try to order from VM for this.
I have a ring just like this but not AP. The problem is that it wont go on any finger besides my pinkie. I can get it on my ring finger but it pinches the skin quite uncomfortably. I am afraid to try and pry it open because it might break since plastic is not flexible. Anyone have any solutions or tips for this?
when I was a kid we used to take those clear plastic toothbrushes, put them in boiling water, and then wrap them around our wrists to make bracelets. I'd imagine the plastic from the ring is similar, so try putting it under some warm/hot water and adjusting the ring to be open more. I wouldn't put it in boiling water just out of fear of damaging it, but hot water might work
Hope this isn't too off-topic, but I've been making jewelry for a while now and am looking to expand into jewelry specifically for lolitas, since I've started getting into lolita myself. Looking through this thread, I'm seeing a lot of OTT headwear and very detailed necklaces and rings. Is that what you guys are mostly looking for, even if it's very expensive? What do you like to see most in lolita jewelry and accessories? Sorry if I sound clueless, I'll try and contribute a bit.
Everything in this pic is amazing except for that feather.
As for your question, I would say lolitas do love very unique and detailed things of high quality (good lace, not cheap peeling pearls, nice ribbon, etc). The more unique and interesting it is the better, especially if it follows a certain theme, like sweets, music, marine, etc. Many will buy even if it's expensive, especially if it's unique, but your biggest competitor is Taobao, which has a lot of these high quality accessories for cheaper.
Krukrustudio on etsy. I own a bag from them and their work is gorgeous.
I would lol if someone wore this with a coord
Definitely unique pieces with high quality materials. Something simple like cabochon rings or hairbows, you can get five for a dollar on taobao, so lolitas who are experienced in the fashion won't go for them. (Although lolitas just starting out probably will, so if you're planning to table at conventions, it can't hurt to make some cheap simple things, too.) Price isn't as much as a concern for lolitas, as long as the materials are high quality enough to justify it.
I bought mine a few years ago now, and it's still it great shape. The felt material is super thick and sturdy, the stitching is really nice, and it's still holding it's shape.
Mine is starting to fade a bit but I used to carry it everyday so that's not very surprising.
Agreeing with everyone that detailed, unique and high quality are the key aspects.
Anyone and their mom can make fimo cakes, but I want either more well-constructed simple things that can be reworked into lots of outfits such as decent headbows, or elaborate things like scepters and bonnets.
That last pic was a bad example sorry, that glue on the ribbon is gross
I've always felt like the Israeli designer Michal Negrin's pieces would work great with lolita.
Honestly, even those who are popular worldwide don't make a huge amount of bank outside if events because it's so labour intensive to make nice things. So few people make well executed stuff, 90% is garbage anyone can make themselves.
Can anyone rec anywhere for simple but nice headbows?
This would be hilarious to wear while cosplaying a character from Another
Aaaaand dropped pic because mobile is retarded.
He did a collaboration with Enchantlic Enchantilly recently.
You can wear it over or under a JSK and under a bolero, that way it looks like you're wearing a blouse without actually wearing one while still having your shoulders covered. You definitely can wear it over shirts that have no collars, though.
Detachable collars are really underrated, they're so versatile!
Yeah I'm hardly aiming for photographer of the year here, what do you expect from taking and uploading pics on a mobile? The point was just to share the jewellery, if I could find stock pics of them I would have used them.
As for the items themselves, I think they're just super cute designs. And the violin clip isnt from tokimeki btw if anyone wondered, just a handmade thing I bought.
I have a brooch by her, you can see the edges of the image cut wonky, and I don't think she cured the resin right cos I've had it for months but you touch the surface and the resin is still soft, it leaves fingerprints in the surface. Sure it was a freebie, but don't bother if they're just gonna make you look bad
This is stunning, I still desperately need that embroidered jsk and Cape that this matches
I have those earrings and they are quite heavy to wear.
You can microwave a coffee cup of water and place the ring in after it's out of the microwave (for obvious reasons) and then let it sit. After it's warm just try gently tugging it a little larger. I've done this with many of my AP rings as they only fit on my ring fingers and since I'm married I have one I can use.
Put on a towel around your hand, put the bow part in your hand and make sure ots wrapped in the towel BUT just have the ring part out in the air, use a blow dryer on the second highest setting from far away and heat up the ring. Bend it to shape while hot with the towel or if you can withstand it (not safe thouh), use your bare hands. Aftef you are done quickly take it to the sink and have very cold water run onit to cool and set the shape.
Open the ring little a time and repeat as neccesarry since its more risky to open it wider in one go and ruin the shape than in small sets.
Thank you all for the advice! My biggest fear about making lolita jewelry/accessories was that I'd sink a ton of money into nice materials only to have no one buy my stuff if it's priced higher. I need to get out of my comfort zone of super low price points anyway. This thread is a huge inspiration; I'm thinking of starting out with some marine/nautical pieces!
Details, high quality materials. Study, and well-made.
Glass beads over cheap bargin bin plastic beads. Though cute plastic beads are great with sweeter themed pieces but you don't want to grab the craft store $2 bag and use those. You'll probably be ordering them online. I like items where the person put time into designing and creating them rather than just quickly throwing stuff together assembly line style.
When it comes to food themed jewelry, I like them when the person put time into making something realistic and appealing. Anyone can make a basic polymer clay ice cream or cookie, but it needs to have detail, care and good attention to design when adding it to something, be it a necklace or even just a ring. Little details can go a long way.
Have you tried the surface spell one? It's a small stiff brimmed bonnet and comes in black and white. The feather and floral thing come with it but they're not attached.
Sold, but they have loads more similar. Here's the listing:
Original listing but these are sold out and the shop is empty: