For this Steampunk inspired collar, I sewed a length of white Venice lace to a 26" piece of black stretch velvet ribbon. I then embellished the lace with brass and crystal rhinestone cup chain, beige pearls, and antique brass plated gears, finishing with beige pearl drops at the 5 front points of the lace. (I used E6000 glue for this because it is less visible and just as strong as sewing on the parts.) The stretch ribbon is soft and comfortable, and no metal touches the skin! It fastens by tying, and may be worn from about 12" to 16". It is meant to sit high on the neck, not drape lower. It would work over a high-necked blouse as well.