Monday, May 14, 2012
Vintage Lace Necklace Tutorial
I have so many great jewelry tutorials up my sleeve for different items I have been making for my upcoming craft show. I decided I would share one of those with you today. I have made a few different styles of vintage lace necklaces. You can make these with really any type of lace, and with any embellishments that you want. I scored some great vintage ivory lace and new I had to come up with some fun ways to incorporate it into my jewelry making.
Here is what you need:
All Purpose Elmer's Glue
Jewelry Pliers, flat nose and needle nose
Any Embellishments You Want (buttons, coins, cabochons, fabric flowers, charms etc.)
Mix equal Parts of glue and warm water together, mix just what you need to cover your lace. This will work similar to fabric stiffener spray, but cost a lot less. Once your glue and water is mixed, take your desired piece of lace, and soak it in the mixture for a couple of seconds. Then gently squeeze lace to remove excess water and glue mixture. Lay lace down flat on your wax paper, and let air dry. You will want to flip lace a few times during drying process to make sure it doesn't stick to the wax paper.
Using your jewelry pliers attach your jump loops, chain, and clasp to your stiffened lace.
Using your hot glue gone, attach any embellishments you want to your lace.
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