DIY Lace Cuff & Ring

Lace jewelry is a hot trend for fall, and we love the look; so creating a DIY lace cuff and ring was a fun challenge for us. We knew we had to make the perfect ones for you to try at home and we think we nailed it. Let us know what you think after you try it!

Our inspirations:

lace cuff

24K gold plated Doroty cuff in gilded lace by Monika Knuttson, gildedlace.com, $700-$800.

lace cuff

Stella & Dot Chantilly Lace Cuff, $98

Our DIY lace cuff and ring (because we had to give the ring a try too) exceeded our expectations! We learned a few tips along the way to make it easier for you, and easier for our next time, because we definitely will be needing a silver cuff and silver ring.

The result — our DIY gold cuff:

gold lace cuff

Tutorial:

DIY gold lace cuff

Step 1 – Gather supplies: Fabric stiffener (usually found with glues at  your local craft store), scissors, lace (found in the trim section)

Step 2 – Cut your lace to length that will fit around your wrist. You can always cut it shorter later.

Step 3 – Lay plastic down on your work surface and wear gloves. We wrapped a bangle with plastic wrap and used it as the form for our cuff.

Step 4 – Spray fabric stiffener on the lace and let dry. You may want to use your hands to work the fabric stiffener into the lace. 

Step 5 – Dry fabric in shape you want it to become! We used the inside of our bangle because it was the perfect size and held the lace in place without bending it.

Step 6 - Tip #1: use a blow-dryer after spraying to speed up drying time!!

Step 7 – While the lace is still pliable, make sure it fits! It’s still adjustable while you are repeating steps 4-6.  Keep repeating them until the lace becomes hard. The lighter weight the lace, the quicker it will dry and the fewer times you will have to repeat these steps. (FYI: Our ring took 4 repetitions and our cuff took 6. Tip #2: One option we might try next time is to place a velcro dot as a closure with the lace just overlapping on our wrist.

Step 8 – Paint your cuff and ring with your choice of color. We chose Martha Steward Crafts Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint in Gold.

Step 9 – ENJOY!

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  • Stephanie S.

    Love your tutorial and Thanks for sharing. It is very pretty.

  • Laurie Shoemaker

    Very cool! I love this project! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial! :)

    xoxo laurie

  • http://www.popcosmo.com/ PopCosmo

    Thans for stopping by!

  • http://www.popcosmo.com/ PopCosmo

    Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/boo.sparks.52 Bee Sparkle

    what a fun DIY project! Is it easy to get the cuff onoff, meaning how fragile is it? I’m worried it might break. how much flexibility does the fabric stiffener give it?
    –Bee

  • http://www.popcosmo.com/ PopCosmo

    The flexibility depends on how much fabric stiffener you use. Ours is still very flexible and i would be impossible to break it!

  • Gail Hanson Hvatum

    I have lots of vintage lace … so I’m going to try this !! Thanks for tutorial …

  • Teresa Hernandez

    Hola muchas gracias por mostrar sus grandes ideas, me gustaría saber si pueden enviarme este proyecto
    Por email para poder traducirlo ya que hablo español me encuentro en República Dominicana
    Le estaré muy agradecida