Accessorize This: A Little Bit of Lace

Thursday, April 8, 2010



A Little Bit of Lace
by Denise Grayson


Lace is a textile that conjures such specific connotations. When I asked my husband what he thinks of when he hears “lace” he quickly offered up “Old ladies or lingerie." Yes, there is that association with doilies and camisoles, and to that we can add Victorian clothing and wedding gowns. Yet lace is so versatile as a fabric or trim, anyone can use it in their dressing and accessorizing as its incarnations, both traditional and experimental, are seemingly endless and always beautiful.

Some artisans work their own lace creations into jewelry, such as Edera who uses Old World techniques to weave fine real silver threads like those used in Renaissance and Rococo embroidery with exquisite results:





These Duchesse wedding earrings and Lucienne wedding necklace are of handcrafted silver lace adorned with pearls, vintage seed beads and various gems.

White Fly is a Los Angeles jeweller who casts all of her pieces directly from real vintage lace, ribbon, satin or string into solid sterling silver and gold, preserving the intracies of the fine lace.




The gold lace cuffs are cast from real vintage lace in sterling silver, then plated with a thick coating of 14K gold.

Noa Sharon Designs of Tel Aviv, Israel uses metalwork to create a rendering of lace in bubble-like forms, arranged like petals of a flower which are welded together to make bracelets, necklaces and earrings. All fixtures are handmade in sterling silver.


All photos are credited to the respective designer

Denise Grayson is our Accessories Editor and also writes about fashion at The Swelle Life.

29 comments:

The Owl's Closet said...

the lace cuffs are gorgeous! thx for sharing!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

MizzJ said...

Wow these are fantastic! When I was in Italy I learned how lace was made and it is an amazingly intricate art. You can appreciate that same technique in these pieces as well, they were just stunning!

Paulina said...

I LOVE all the White Fly jewelry. Off to check it out.

Ashita said...

Oh wow the jewellery collection is so beautiful! I'm on the hunt to find the perfect necklace... I feel women always neglect to show some neck..
ah this should encourage me to get out there and find some art to show my features.

Livie said...

all of it is gorgeous! just stunning.

yiqin; said...

OMG I lvoe them!

Denise @ Swelle said...

Thank you for your lovely comments! I'm such a sucker for lace, too, I love the delicate intricacies.

Denise xx
Accessories Editor,
Dream Sequins

SHOPJNSQ said...

Lace is so French and elegant but I can understand why your husband thought of little grannies at first :) Hopefully these images will have changed his mind! We're getting in a lingerie collection from a designer that uses lace from les Calais.. very feminine, very sexy but sophisticated. Can't wait to show you!

Margaret said...

WOW! amazing :D
that first one is so Prada SS10 esque :)
love it
great posts
and love your blog
stop by some time xx

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

I love the bubble necklace. Simple but with a great statement. Fab.!

Pina Colada Kisses said...

Love the chunky bracelets so classicly pretty
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Jillian said...

those are all ABSOLUTELY stunning
ugh i'm dying to look for jewelry now i adore vintage jewelry!

Empress said...

The gold and silver cuffs are gorgeous, love it!

janettaylor said...

I love them all!


Scientific Housewife said...

Great pieces!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i love this post. lace makes me swoon.

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh the lace jewelry! All of it is amazing! Gorgeous post love XOXO

lisa said...

Lace-inspired jewelry is so pretty. My favourite way to channel this look is via the silver filigree pieces I bought while in Mexico.

Kristin said...

Positively dreamy. I looooooove the rose necklace!

Sabrina said...

lovely accessories!such a good choice!xx

StuddedLilly said...

oh my goodness, those are some stunning pieces..those weaving are so delicate!

xxjess

The Style Revolution said...

Holy Moley... these pieces rock!!

Tee Sea said...

The details of the piece are incredible!

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drollgirl said...

this jewelry is INCREDIBLE! i prefer the lacy jewelry over the lacy clothes, for sure!

stacy said...

I'm crazy for cuff bracelets and these are lovely!

Brett Sutcliffe said...

God they are amazing!!
I like the first group and the last group.

The last sliver group are really simple and creative.

Diane said...

Wow! How gorgeous are these pieces! I love them!!

kiss

Edera Jewelry said...

Thank you so much for featuring some of my jewelry--I just discovered your blog and your lovely post today! Thanks for introducing me to some fellow lace artists that I wasn't familiar with, as well--those cast silver and gold lace pieces are amazing
xo,
Ivy
Edera Jewelry

Noa Sharon said...

Hi!
I have just discovered your wonderful blog and was thrilled to sea you have featured some of my flower lace collection in this interesting item!

thank you so much for that :) I am proud to take place with these designers

xoxo
noa.
*NoaSharonDesigns*

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