A bracelet made from Grandma's doilies?
Is it wrong to have a soft spot in your heart for grandma's doilies?
Is it fashionable to wear grandma's doilies?
When designed correctly, I believe so. Why? Because lace/crochet with a vintage feel is not only timeless and elegant, but modern at the same time. I recently saw this beautiful wedding dress in person, and it is absolutely breathtaking. Justin Alexander rocks.
(credits: Justin Alexander Bridal).
So, I present to you, my latest DIY project: The Doily Bracelet.
1. BUY THIS LACE BRACELET BASE AT HOBBY LOBBY, (it comes with chain link ends already attached!).
- Did you hear me? Did I shout loud enough? It's that easy!
- You do not need to use a jewelry tool unless the bracelet is too big and you need to make the bracelet smaller. Then, you can remove a link or two with a round nose jewelry pliers.
- If you want to use a special piece of your own lace, (such as grandma's), you can purchase the silver flat ends, chain link, and hook separately. If you choose to do this, you will need to purchase a round nose jewelry pliers. I would also suggest some fabric glue to secure crocheted lace inside flat silver ends.
2. Buy three pieces of decorative jewelry that have holes or loops on each end. Search the pendant and charm area of the jewelry section.
3. Sew the jewelry pieces onto the lace, (through the holes), with a needle and thread. See picture above.
- instead of adding 3 jewelry pieces, you could add 1 large piece, or 5 small, but don't get carried away as it will look tacky.
TaDa! Grandma's doily is not for just grandma, anymore!
Hope you are having a blessed week,
Be fabulous and classy. (Coco Chanel)
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