DIY & Crafts

DIY lace and sterling silver bracelet

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DIY & Crafts

DIY lace and sterling silver bracelet

Save a piece of lace trim from a family wedding gown to make this delicate keepsake bracelet. Embellished with a sterling silver clasp and delicate chain, it becomes a beautiful accessory that's perfect to pass on to future brides in the family.

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You will need:
- 16 cm-long lace strip
- Fabric stiffener (equal parts white craft glue and water mixed in a non-reactive bowl)
- 18 cm sterling silver link chain
- Silver jump rings
- Silver clasp
- Wire pliers/cutter
- Needle and white thread

Here's how to do it:
Step 1: Immerse your lace strip in fabric stiffener and lay out to dry on a sheet of waxed paper. Repeat as necessary to achieve desired stiffness (ours only took one dipping), as the lace needs sufficient flexibility to wrap around one's wrist.

Step 2: Use jump rings to attach lace to clasp. We also used a needle and white thread to make certain that our lace strip was securely sewn to the clasp.

Step 3:
Use jump rings to attach the length of silver chain to the clasp so that the chain hangs just slightly below the lace strip.

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