Sunday, July 1, 2012


I don't make very much jewelry anymore, but when I finally do, I love it!!

I made this piece for Altered Arts Magazine.  It is a pendant hanging on a piece of my grandmother's vintage lace.  She has had these 3 bolts of lace since the 1930's.  Grandma passed at the age of 93 a few years ago and I got so many treasures from her!!
I used the lace as the actual necklace part.  I think this piece would look awesome as a choker with a bow in the back. 

I used a Tim Holtz Memory Frame to start.  I used alcohol ink in blue and red on the glass.  I added some book paper inside.  I like to think that whoever sees it will wonder what it says, is it from a love note? or something that the wearer finds inspiring?  Then I added a Tim Holtz Bauble to the bottom, for that final punch.

The result, I think, is beautiful!  It is inspiring me to make more jewelry and I promise to show you all when I do!


  1. That certainly is a precious pendant Daniella,
    I'm sure your Grandma would be thrilled to see you honour her lace in such a special way.
    Hope your weekend is going well ~ enjoy! ;D

  2. This is wonderful Daniella! What a treasure you have from using your grandmother's lace, too. Very sweet!

    Jewelry making is addicting once you start. Have fun and enjoy it!

  3. This is a wonderful piece! So special and meaningful with your grandmother's lace!!
    Hugs, Maki

  4. Daniella, What a sweet piece. I love that part of it belonged to your grandmother. Very special!!! xo Diana

  5. Hi Daniella Dear: I was totally thinking you today and voila here you are. Truly special to have your grandmothers lace and treasures. Then for you to create with the lace is serendipitious. Lovely necklace. Safe and Happy Fourth of July with Sparklers...

  6. Daniella, What an adorable piece. Smiles, Susie

  7. Beautiful piece and so is your grandmothers lace!

  8. Beautiful, wow, love the lace, I can't think of words to say how lovely it is. Great Job