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Monika Knutsson

Monika Knutsson

The Gilded Lace collection is jewelry designed and made by Monika Knutsson. The jewelry is made from early to mid – 1900’s lace that is dipped in Sterling Silver or 24k Gold. Monika finds the lace at flea markets in Paris, Berlin and New York. The lace is often hand-made and mostly comes from petticoats, corset covers, and the bottoms of bloomers. Her inspiration for the designs comes from studying the way lace was fitted on men’s and women’s clothing during the first half of the 20th century. The jewelry pieces are named after Early Broadway Girls, such as Clara (Bow) and Tallulah (Bankhead), who sported lace undergarments. (Beyonce / The Mrs. Carter Show Photographs: Nick Farrell, Nina Quintana)