I’ve long lusted after Aurelie Bidermann’s luxe lace cuffs (in gold, silver, and silver plate.) I love the statement they make (and how as I said on Sunday, all you need is one.) That said, the price on these just is not right. Bidermann takes actual lace and dips it into precious metals to form her cuffs so I’m sure they’re worth the hefty price tag, but I knew there had to be a similar way to get the look at home. I’ve been sitting on a ton of antique lace that I’ve done very little with, but couldn’t figure out how to get it stiff/formed into a cuff until I stumbled upon Aleene’s Stiffen Quik. The product turned out to be the missing link I was needing – this is a very easy project!
What you’ll need / Where to Buy: Gold Spray Paint // Aleene’s Stiffen Quik // one 6-7″ piece of wide lace (get a kind that is at least 3″ wide. Etsy has some great options, like this one) // empty beer bottle (not pictured) // Large Brass Cuff Form (I used this exact one)
Voila… allow to dry (and ventilate..) and you are all done!
top photo: Lydia Hudgens. All other photos by Stripes & Sequins