Monday 6 August 2012

meet.make.lace jewelry.

A project we've been saving for a while now and finally made the time (aka we got up the guts) to try it!

Recovering from our last jewelry craft fail, we were determined to come out on top this time! There were all sorts of intricate ideas out there to add pizzazz to these pieces; like dying the lace or using doilies, but we decided to take the fool proof route and purchase coloured material. 

To all the lace DIY pins we've come across in our searches, thank you for giving us the inspiration and confidence to create our own pieces.

We used:

  • 3 lace shirts from our local bar star store @ $8 each (white, blue, pink)
  • Flat nose plier 
  • Fabric Stiffener (Stiffy..hehe)
  • Embellishments including beads and a fabric flower
  • Chain of different length and make
  • All the fixings to make a necklace and earrings 
What we did:
  • Find a part of the lace pattern you like the best. Eg. a flower, and cut it out. Trim the edges for a clean edge with a thick border
  • Brush a coat of fabric stiffener on the lace, then blow dry
  • Repeat this step a few times
  • Add on any chain and/or jewelry fixtures to your hearts desire!

We'll admit, we got off to a bit of a rough start. We didnt know if the stiffener would actually work (it looked like a globby mess). But in the end, we think we pulled it off with some pretty wearable accessories!

 Tips for your DIY lace jewelry:
  • Use lace with thick outer lines
  • A blow dryer helps to make fabric stiffen faster  - we recommend a few coats. Yes it is messy, but it turns out great!
  • If you are blow drying in the bathroom, make sure the toilet seat is closed. You can imagine what happened.


  1. Oh wow, your jewelry looks so BEAUTIFUL! I love it! I need to try this too, I want to own something like this! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. This jewelry is really neat. I love it! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. That's great! Thanks for sharing.

  4. wow so cute! love the jewelry! just stoppin by from the GFC hop! can't wait to read more! your blog is super cute :)

  5. I found you on the blog hop and love this post since I also make (and sell)
    lace necklaces! :)

    xo, jill from

  6. these are so cute and so are all of you ladies!!


  7. Love this! I was thinking about doing something like this for my wedding - using up the lace they cut off the bottom in alterations to make jewelry!

  8. I love the variety. I have often thought about making jewelry from lace...and you gave me some great ideas!

    I am here from the creative blog hop, and happy to be your newest follower. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and return the follow:


  9. Ohh love these! Thanks for following. New follower here :)

  10. I love these!! So cute. Your newest follower from the CHQ blog hop. :)

  11. These are absolutely beautiful. Great job gals.

    Linked up at the Better Blogger Network earlier and now I'm following you here.

    Gwen @

  12. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up to the CHQ blog hop! Happy to be following! Hope to see you back next week!

  13. I love these earrings! How adorable!!

    Thanks for stopping by our CHQ Blog Hop :) Hope to see you again next week... oh, and I'm following along now too!

  14. wow, you guys--this is so fabulous! it looks so pretty and expensive. i'd totally wear these. i'll have to give it a try. great DIY tips.... witty, too. :) have a great day, you all!


  15. Love these!! So pretty! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ Blog Hop, I'm a new follower:)
    Also, wanted to invite you to link up at our new linky party:

    Have a great weekend!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  16. i absolutely love this! lovely blog girl! keep 'em comin'!

    love, rach.

  17. The lace is beautiful. I would love for you to link this up to me Feature Friday Linky Party.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  18. cute cute jewelry!! i love this. i would love for you to come link this, or any other post you'd like to up to my weekend link party
    hope to see you there!
    have a great weekend!
    {love} lauryn @

  19. The jewelry is gorgeous. How talented are you three! :)

    I am your newest GFC follower from the GFC blog hop. If you have a moment and would like to, you can visit me here The Things We Find Inside


  20. These turned out so cute! Sorry some ended up in the toilet! :o)

    Thanks for linking up with us this week @ Keep Calm & Link Up!

  21. Oh my gosh I love these!! I thought they were those lace things that are already cut {the ones from the craft store}, but I love that you cut them yourselves out of shirts! Now I have a use for the shirts that I'll never fit into again! ;) I'm going to pin this and try it out as gifts for my sister, she's a jewelry junky and would LOVE this! I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing :)

  22. stopping by from the sunday funday link up. LOVE these lace accessories! can't wait to try this DIY myself!

  23. I've just featured these on my Facebook page as well! Happy weekend ladies :)

  24. Saw these on the Sunday Funday Linkup, and wow, totally blown away! These are amazing and totally wearable. Niceee job! New follower, would love the follow back!

    My Musings

  25. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop, and I'm your newest follower! I'd also love to invite you to check out a fabulous Triple Giveaway I'm having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!

  26. I didn't think of trying them as earrings! Very cool!!

  27. You ladies are too cute! Love this idea and will be featuring you on my blog tomorrow! Feel free to grab a featured button and get your brag on!

    Thanks so much for linkin up with me last week! Hope you link up again on Sunday!

    Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

  28. Love this one guys! Totally want to try it. :)

  29. AHH! I love this so much!

    New Follower Here!

  30. Ashley

    I guess I have selected a mind blowing and interesting blog.


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