Monday, October 1, 2012

Crocheted Lace Necklace Tutorial

      Recently I received an old crocheted tablecloth that had enough wear on it that it couldn't be used anymore, but not enough damage on it to throw it out. The lady who gave it to me said she figured I could do something with it.
     The detail on it is amazing and as I am a wanna-be crocheter myself, I always admire the handiwork and the hours spent on pieces like this.
     When presented with such a challenge, I let the ideas bounce around my head until I come up with something do-able. I know I'd like to use part of this as a pillow cover, but the piece is so large, I should be able to use it for several different projects.

Here's the first project I came up with.. .a necklace

Here's the tablecloth- pretty, huh?
I cut one piece off of it.

Then I got these 1" square frame glass charms and a 30"chain from Hobby Lobby.

Using one of the pieces of glass as a template, I chose the area that I wanted to save and trimmed around the glass.

Then I placed the square piece that I trimmed in between the two pieces of glass and placed it in the frame charm.


Then I used a head pin and a pearl and followed this tutorial to make a dangly charm to hang in front of the frame charm. I attached this charm and the frame to the necklace chain with a jump ring.

If you'd rather, you could use a piece of lace to make this necklace. Even a piece of fabric would look good.

Pretty and easy.
     This would be a great way to preserve a special piece of clothing- perhaps a baby blanket, wedding dress, or even grandma's apron!
     Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

     This post is linked to Todays Creative Blog, I Heart Naptime, Craft-O-Maniac, Brassy Apple, Skip to My Lou, and Between Naps on the Porch.

1 comment:

Angela - Hoopsbyhand said...

What a fun idea to add something so beautiful and classy such as a fabric and adding it to jewelry. My sisters and I started a website that celebrates all things jewelry called hoopsbyhand and we love to see other jewelers. Can't wait to see what else you do!