More and more over the past year I’ve noticed a pinch of lacy femininity added to funky outfits in the streets of Asheville, North Carolina, and also in other cities. A gauzy and delicate rose brooch pinned to an otherwise plain black tanktop or an ivory lace headband paired with ripped jeans and a T-shirt. And I think it’s awesome! I’ve always loved a bit of Victorian-inspired flair.
One aspect I love about fabric lace jewelry is that it’s easy to make. I started playing around with lace appliques you can get in craft stores or online at Lace Heaven or Etsy when I was making my wedding veil, but I ended up not using them. I decided they just looked perfect on their own!
What I love about lace fabric jewelry is you don’t need a soldering iron OR a sewing machine. And if you don’t want to buy lace, you can repurpose the edge of an old tablecloth into a necklace or cut up a doily to make earrings.
To make earrings, all you need are posts or french wires. For a necklace, you simply attach a ribbon or chain. I’m looking forward to experimenting more with feminine fabric jewelry, because it’s an easy yet inventive means to a fashionable end.