Old Lace Gets Upcycled

I have never really thought of myself as a lacey kind of girl but the more I work with old lace the more I appreciate it. The detail and amount of work that goes into handmade lace is amazing. My favorite is the super old, super fine, and super fragile and I don’t mind if it has holes and stains. I love to take a piece of old crochet lace and upcycle it into a fun and trendy piece of jewelry.
I tea-dyed this one and added turquoise color stone drops and a silver button.
How cute this would be with my favorite white tee!

I added pearl drops and a pearl button to this black piece to dress it up.
I guess I’m a lacier girl than I thought…
 Both looks can be found in my web shop.

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6 thoughts on “Old Lace Gets Upcycled

  1. I too love old lace. I am currently washing and ironing my size able collection of vintage pillow cases. The handmade, especially the tasted laces, amaze me.

    Your jewelry is so lovely. I am not gifted in that way and would not have had the imagination to create such pretty adornments! Tea dying is something I love to do but I haven’t tried lace! Great job!

  2. Good Afternoon to you, I love the name Tarnished Royalty and it peeked my interest, so I popped over from Richella’s blog, Imparting Grace to say hello. This is such a beautiful way to re-use vintage lace…. you are bringing it to the attention of a new generation.
    The black piece really stands out against the white pearls…. it is really lovely.
    I have enjoyed my visit, and I have become a new follower.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time. It would be lovely to see you there.
    Best Wishes from England,

  3. Very pretty….
    I just wanted to stop by and let you know of a giveaway being hosted by Koralee of “bluebird notes” blog to help celebrate the opening of my Etsy shop: Daisy Pink Wish…..if you have the time, please visit….we would love to see you enter!

  4. I am not a girly girl but I love old lace too! Looks good with just plain old jeans don’t you think? Both pieces are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

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