What could be more feminine than lace? I first featured lace as jewelry with Sandra Bautista's Bracelaces. Now I've discovered other artisans who do a whole bunch more than just lace bracelets.

Shown on the left is the Kalliope Butterfly Lace Necklace by Everydayfairytale on Etsy. This Los Angeles based artisan sure lives up to the name of her shop for her work is indeed a "land full of love, hopes, and dreams come true". Just like a fairytale. Romantic too, I might add.

Everydayfairytale's attention to detail is truly remarkable as shown with her Delia choker. She combines a silvery red organza flower with lace, crystals and ribbon. Not only that she invariably includes a quotation which speaks of her design :

“My heart to you is given: Oh, do give yours to me; We'll lock them up together, And throw away the key.”
-Frederick Saunders

In perfect contrast to the above white design is Whiteowl's beautiful black marichelle lace necklace with its single vintage green glass bead accent. These Detroit artisans (two sisters) go the extra mile for their grey Marie Antoinette earrings is made from reclaimed lace which was dyed and teamed with bronze ear wires.

All these featured designers do beautiful work and the effort they put into staging their jewelry pays off in some of the gorgeous photo presentations I have ever seen.

Inspired? Then you've got to try this easy pretty lace brooch tutorial from the Martha Stewart site. It's definitely a good thing.

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