Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Grandma's Doily Bracelet DIY

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.
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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Donna Wilkes said...

I like the fact of buying the base of the bracelet from Hobby Lobby. I love the completed look.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I love Grandma's doilies. I always buy things like that if I see them at garage sales. I cant bear to see them out there after someone spent so much time making them. I use them too.

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet idea. Wouldn't it be cute with one of Gramma's cameos on it? Great idea- xo Diana

Lyndsey said...

I agree, lace and doilies CAN be fashionable and beautiful. I like the bracelet, it's very feminine. You could also use an old broach or fancy antique buttons to doll up the bracelet. Also, can I just say that I adore that tea pot! It's so cute! Does the little tea set on top come off?

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderfully creative and beautiful ~ Best it is so simple ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Pat said...

Lovely idea.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love how whimsical it turned out!

Candy C. said...

What a lovely project! :)

Katherines Corner said...

it's lovely and feminine. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Yvonne said...

Beautiful! love it!