Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New Vintage Lace Jewelry - Lace & Glass Necklace


 Antique Lace Jewelry by Laura Beth Love Dishfunctional Designs


"A remnant of cloth from a baby's first dress, a bit of lace from your wedding veil or vintage handkerchief, a piece of your grandmother's quilt, or perhaps a square from one of your father's ties—what better way to preserve a small snippet of a precious textile than to transform it into a beautiful, wearable piece you can enjoy every day?"   
- Laura Beth Love, Boho Chic Jewelry: 25 Timeless Designs Using Soldering, Beading, Wire Wrapping and More, 2014 FW Media, KP Craft


 Antique lace jewelry by Laura Beth Love, Dishfunctional Designs

Wow, it's been a while since I've made some of my vintage lace & glass jewelry (learn how in project Lace & Glass Necklace, page 97, Boho Chic Jewelry Book). I try to offer a nice selection of different items in my shop, and my vintage lace jewelry seems to always sell out quickly. 

Every now and then I get in the mood to switch gears and create something a little different. My lace and glass jewelry is one of those go-to items that I enjoy creating on a whim when the mood strikes. I figured I would make a few of these unique pieces and get them in my shop for the holidays, so here they are. 

I think the piece featured below turned out especially nice. I individually hand-beaded each gemstone link one at a time, and it took me an entire afternoon to put this one together! The chain and wires are all solid sterling silver and the gemstones are genuine pearls, rainbow moonstone beads, and quartz crystal beads.

This piece is long! It measures about 31" in length and easily slips over your head...I think I added the lobster claw style clasp out of good habit! :)  The lace is antique Edwardian era and is a shade of creamy vintage off-white.

The two pieces shown at the bottom of this page are a bit different, with an antique black finish and unique chain, and pendant style with small crystal for some variations. I hope you like them!



 Antique lace jewelry by Laura Beth Love, Dishfunctional Designs



 Antique lace jewelry by Laura Beth Love, Dishfunctional Designs



 Antique Lace Jewelry by Laura Beth Love, Dishfunctional Designs



 Antique lace jewelry by Laura Beth Love, Dishfunctional Designs



 Antique lace jewelry by Laura Beth Love, Dishfunctional Designs




 Antique lace jewelry by Laura Beth Love, Dishfunctional Designs



 Antique Lace Jewelry by Laura Beth Love, Dishfunctional Designs



 Antique lace jewelry by Laura Beth Love, Dishfunctional Designs



What do you think? 


Have a great week!
 Laura

Article and images copyright ©Laura Beth Love for Dishfunctional Designs™ 2018 all rights reserved

4 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I have just found your lovely blog and have been going through some of your posts. I am intrigued with the necklaces made from china dishes . . . You're pretty darn amazing.
    Your newest follower.
    Connie :)

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