DIY: Crochet Lace Necklace

lace in fabric stiffener
Soak the lace in the stiffening solution of your choice. Squeeze out the excess liquid using your index finger and thumb. This one is in the Elmer’s Glue solution and as you can see, it turns the lace color a little white at first but it dries clear so don’t be alarmed.

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Written by Karen Lee

Karen lives a simple, frugal, green life and shares her eco tips and news on ecokaren and is a co-founder of Green Sisterhood, a network of community of green women bloggers, making change. When she's not managing Green Sisterhood or blogging on ecokaren, she is a chauffeur to two greenagers, wife to an accidental recycler, master chef to hungry locavores, seamstress, knitter, and dumpster diver, not necessarily in that order.

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  1. When I read this, I had two thoughts: my wedding gown is all lace. Even though I’m divorced, I love the lace and just can’t throw it out: Now I can do lots of things…head-band, enhance the lace with tiny pearls, crystals, sequins (but not too much). Maybe a brooch( add a fabric back and stuffing and/or stiff facing fabric), I can think of at least 10 other things to make! My second thought/memory: in my first year of Nursing School, we wore “Probie Caps”–we were given a rectangular piece of linen with a “probie” blue band on it. We’d soak it in starch and water and paste it to the mirror in our room. When dry, peel it off glass and fold and straight-pin it into the assigned shape! After our first year, we traded it in for the official cap of the school of nursing I attended and graduted from!

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