Beyonce is Bonkers for This Woman’s Lace Jewelry

In The Daily Scoop by Lauren Parker, Accessories MagazineLeave a Comment

You may for a moment think Monika Knutsson’s jewelry is filigree or repoussé. But no, it’s lace — antique and vintage lace, coated with 18- and 24-karat gold and silver to preserve and enhance its intricate patterns. Even the threads show through. Ms. Knutsson, 59, is repurposing a traditional women’s needle art as featherweight contemporary statement jewelry: ornate collar necklaces, chandelier earrings, delicate mix ’n’ match band rings, wraparound bracelets, cuffs of almost Wonder Woman length. All of it retains the delicate curlicues and arabesques of the source material, yet exudes 21st-century tough-girl panache. “You don’t know exactly where the lace has been,” Ms. Knutsson said, “only that it was used in French ’20s lingerie, or that it came from an 1890s collar.” Read more at The New York Times

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