Get the Vintage Look With Beaded Lace Jewelry

Do you dig the vintage look? I’m not talking about bell-bottoms and polyester suits here. I’m talking about gorgeous lace jewelry that you can wear with almost anything.

Don’t be intimidated by the intricacy of lace jewelry. Lace designs range from basic weaving stitches to more advanced stitches like netting stitch, so you can make it no matter what your level of beading experience.

Ready to add some vintage style to your accessories? Get inspired to bead your own lace jewelry with these patterns from our Bluprint designers.

Queen Margaret's Beaded Lace Necklace

Photo via Bluprint member VanBeads

Queen Margaret’s Beaded Lace Necklace

Don’t shy away from this project, beginner beaders. You can complete this in just a few hours — maybe even less if you’re more advanced. Designer VanBeads based this on an antique pattern, and its roots are obvious. This would be perfect for a special occasion, but I’d be tempted to wear it with a basic T-shirt and jeans, too!

Get the Queen Margaret’s Beaded Lace Necklace pattern here.
Rose Chapel Lace bracelet

Photo via Bluprint member Julie Tanksley

Rose Chapel Lace Bracelet

You’ll need a little bit of bead weaving experience to tackle this gorgeous bracelet. Don’t have the skills you need? Check out Bluprint’s Essential Seed Bead Techniques with Leslie Rogalski. You’ll learn seed bead techniques to get you through this plus many other projects like peyote stitch, brick stitch, right angle weave and other basics.

Get the Rose Chapel Lace Bracelet pattern here.
Enroll in Essential Seed Bead Techniques here.
Beaded Fancy Lace Ring jewelry pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Unique You

Beaded Fancy Lace Ring

The great thing about ring projects is that they’re super quick to complete. Keep them on your list of holiday gifts to make and you’ll whip through several of these in one night! There’s some cross-beading involved that requires working with two needles at once, but step-by-step photos will help you through it.

Get the Beaded Fancy Lace Ring pattern here.
Figaro Catena Beaded Lace jewelry pattern

Photo via Bluprint member StaceyLee

Figaro Catena Beaded Lace Bracelet

This is another great example of a piece of jewelry that looks super fancy, but is actually wearable with casual clothes, too. Still not convinced? Try making the bracelet in different colors to see if that makes it easier to wear with your business casual clothes.

Get the Figaro Catena Beaded Lace Bracelet pattern here.
Gipsy Lace Earrings jewelry pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Alkymnia

Gypsy Lace Earrings

Use the brick stitch to create the gorgeous lace pattern in these earrings. Still don’t have the hang of the brick stitch? Leslie Rogalski can help! Her Essential Seed Bead Techniques class covers brick stitch, plus lots of other handy seed bead stitches.

Get the Gypsy Lace Earrings pattern here.
Spanish Lace Beadwoven Cuff jewelry pattern

Photo via Bluprint member LaBellaJoya

Spanish Lace Beadwoven Cuff Bracelet

If these colors don’t immediately grab you, check out the other colorways that designer LaBellaJoya used to make this and I guarantee you’ll fall in love. You’ll need to know peyote stitch, brick stitch and herringbone to complete this project.

Get the Spanish Lace Beadwoven Cuff Bracelet pattern here.
Beadwoven Lace Ribbon Bracelet jewelry pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Sandra Scholte

Beadwoven Lace Ribbon Bracelet

I love that this bracelet can be worn as a single strand or double strand. Swarovski bicones give it a little extra sparkle — something we can all use!

Get the Beadwoven Lace Ribbon Bracelet pattern here.
Moonlace Bracelet jewelry pattern

Photo via Bluprint member jayceepatterns

Moonlace Bracelet

This gorgeous bracelet looks like it belongs stitched to a gown at the Oscars. While the pattern includes diagrams to go along with the instructions, this netting stitch requires a bit of beading experience.

Get the Moonlace Bracelet pattern here. 

What stitches and techniques have you used for beading lace jewelry?

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