Originally I wanted to make an all-black choker, but I was limited to the materials sold by Hobbycraft. (That place is huge. I could get lost in there.) My second choice was cream lace, but there was none of that either, so I ended up buying white lace - of the most blinding kind - and dyeing it cream-coloured, using tea.
The back is just more ribbon in a butterfly knot, because that's just the easiest way to secure it. Buttons or fasteners are too complicated for a simple soul like me. My mum says the gap between the velvet ribbon is too big so I'm trying longer lengths for the next ones.