I am so excited about today's tutorial. I made this necklace for Easter. I've had the lace piece for a long, long time. It was my great grandmother's and I don't know what she used it for. It came in her jewelry box unattached to anything, full of possibilities.
Here's what you need:
a piece of sturdy lace, or portion of a doily
ribbon (3 kinds - one for the necklace part, one for the flowers, one for the loop closure)
ribbon and thread
And here is what I did. I formed flowers from some 1.5 in. wide wire rimmed ribbon. I folded it in half lengthwise and wound the ribbon clockwise (folded side UP) into circles, to the size I wanted my flowers to be, hot gluing just a dab as I went along to hold it together. I added the embellishments (a bead, a button, a pearl) and attached the flowers to the antique lace with hot glue. Then I attached some 3/4 in. wide ruffly (of course!) ribbon as the necklace part to either end of the lace using hot glue.
Finally, I fashioned a closure with a fabric covered button and tiny loop of ribbon.
So fast, so easy, so UNIQUE. Don't you think? I got tons of compliments on it at church on Sunday. Looked great with these darling flip flops from Target: