Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe....
I have been seeing a lot of lace jewellery on my Pinterest feed and really wanted to make some but I was stumped where to start. So I ordered some cotton lace by the metre off an etsy seller. Waiting for it to arrive I had lots of questions - would the lace need a backing when you sew the beads, how do I cut the lace (does it fray) etc.
Anyway the best way to learn anything is just to dive in. So just making up these two pieces a necklace an earring set (the necklace was snapped up the minute my daughter spied it) I found no the lace doesn't fray, you work with the shapes in the lace. Also the cotton lace is strong enough to have multiple beads sewn on it.
I used a dab of glue for the knots (E6000) and back stitched/ double stitched the beads so they are secure. Basically if you have basic sewing experience you wouldn't find this hard.
Watch this post as I plan to add to it as I experiment some more. I plan to use the lace with our lucite flowers beads also a close friend is getting married and she wants a lace hair piece so I will working on that as well.