DIY: Baroque belt

20th December 2012

DIY baroque belt by Style Slicker

My obsession with baroque and embellishment hasn’t yet faltered my mind, re-using the same materials in previous DIY projects such as these flower motifs from broken bits of necklaces (would you believe it or not, they were from Primark) have shared a fair bit of love, and it will be the last.  I made this baroque belt especially to go with this ASOS peplum top, worn at the Dior x Printemps event in Paris last month, I must admit this is one of my favourite DIYs I ever done for the blog.

DIY Baroque belt by Style Slicker

What you’ll need: 2 metres of black velvet (2 inches wide),  a handful of medium size pearls, gold flower motifs in variant sizes from broken bits of jewellery, scissors, black cotton thread and a sewing needle.

DIY baroque belt by Style Slicker

1. Fold the velvet belt in half, crease the middle fold line, this will be your reference point.  Be sure to leave a mark or crease line of each side of the belt where the embellishment ends.

2. Place the flower motifs and pearls onto velvet belt to create a sequence, once you are happy with the placement, sew the pearls and flowers separately with a sewing needle and black thread, adhesive is strictly forbidden.

DIY Baroque belt by Style Slicker

DIY baroque belt by Style Slicker

3. When you’re done with the sewing, take a time to admire your handiwork.  Find a lovely top ideally a peplum top like here to go with the baroque belt.

DIY baroque belt by Style Slicker

DIY baroque belt by Style Slicker

Do check out my other Baroque related DIYs listed below:
Baroque and embellished dress inspired by Dolce & Gabbana AW12 with Grazia (UK).
Collar flower.
Baroque and embellished lace socks.

I’m wearing: Peplum top – ASOS, tartan trousers – Uniqlo, riding boots – secondhand, watch – c/o Folli Follie.  Cheers Shini for the outdoor outfit shots.

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  • Reply school girl 20th December 2012 at 14:40


  • Reply Yulia Pedro 20th December 2012 at 14:45

    So simple to make, exactly my style.

  • Reply Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies 20th December 2012 at 15:00

    WOW. WOW. WOW. I’m in awe of your talent. I’ll just admire from afar. Friends of mine know never ever to ask me to do anything remotely with arts and craft. In fact, I’ve only just learned to wrap Christmas presents properly last year. My god-daughter was gobsmacked to receive a properly wrapped present for the very first time.

  • Reply Cool Milk 20th December 2012 at 17:03

    Exceptional skills you have here, the belt looks beautiful and expensive. Well done!

  • Reply Sarah Lise 20th December 2012 at 17:36

    Love how you style it up with the peplum top with rock and roll tartan trousers, fab boots!

  • Reply Viki 20th December 2012 at 18:30

    Looks really expensive!

  • Reply Hug Daniel 20th December 2012 at 18:45

    Absolutely amazing looking belt.

  • Reply Chocolate Emily 20th December 2012 at 18:46

    Just in time for party frocking belt.
    The D&G dress and this belt are my favourite DIYs of yours.

  • Reply Fashion Hot 20th December 2012 at 19:13

    Can’t believe the flowers were from a necklace! From Primark! That’s extraordinary.
    Ditto to Chocolate Emily, just in time for Xmas outfit accessory.

  • Reply stephanie 20th December 2012 at 19:14

    My jaw dropped when I saw this post, the belt looks so couture and brilliantly made, I’m impressed.

  • Reply Sheng 20th December 2012 at 19:49


  • Reply jonelle 20th December 2012 at 19:52

    I would buy the embellished belt if you sell them.

  • Reply MeiLiya 20th December 2012 at 19:53

    哇 omg,好漂亮呀.

  • Reply Lana 21st December 2012 at 02:37

    Better looking than high street rubbish, in awe when you mentioned the flower necklace pieces were from Primark. Who knows a lower end accessory pieces can transform into something amazing in DIY.

  • Reply Guxuan 21st December 2012 at 02:38

    So nice.

  • Reply HFD 21st December 2012 at 02:40

    Truly amazing talent.

  • Reply Supreme 21st December 2012 at 02:42

    Love this post.

  • Reply Leandro Goh 21st December 2012 at 10:30

    Thanks for the simplest how to. Merry Xmas.

  • Reply Irene Scho 21st December 2012 at 12:23

    I Love this post!

  • Reply Candy Candy 21st December 2012 at 19:16

    I’m in the middle of gluing plastic gem stones onto my heels, quite a messy job in fact I want to give up and hire you instead.

  • Reply Marie 21st December 2012 at 19:17

    Love the styling, happy holidays!

  • Reply Renna Odo 21st December 2012 at 21:37

    Love all your DIYS.

  • Reply Pinky 21st December 2012 at 22:07

    This is amazing, how can you have the patience to create this beautiful end product? I bow to you.

  • Reply Pausch 22nd December 2012 at 07:51

    The baroque belt looks stunning and neatly done.

  • Reply LA CARPET 22nd December 2012 at 12:25

    Well put together and lovely visuals.

  • Reply Cecil 23rd December 2012 at 00:08

    I heart your diy belt.

  • Reply Luxe Lim 23rd December 2012 at 00:49


  • Reply Théa Unknown 23rd December 2012 at 14:07

    Great baroque belt!

    Théa Unknown

  • Reply Sam 1st January 2013 at 15:30

    Hahah I like your glittery chipped (or intentional?) nails. Happy New Year Kit Kit! Love the blog revamp. I super enjoyed that countdown counter too with the flowers and lip glosses. I know what your 2013 New Year Resolution should be: move to HK.

    • Reply Kit Lee 1st January 2013 at 17:27

      @Sam Yup, move to Hong Kong, question is…when?

  • Reply alinawillimas 16th May 2013 at 06:36

    Awesome dress ! It is wonderful combination of blue top and check maroon and black jean.But blue top is stunning with designer baroque velvet belt .I love this dress. I really wanna wear this dress. I truly appreciate who made this dress. I think it took a long time made this baroque belt .

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