Wire lace with insect pins

December 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Posted in English | 3 Comments
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necklace clasp part with five droplets Via inheritance (with a warm hand) I received a clasp part of a coral necklace. I don’t like the idea to wear it like my mother used to do, so I did not know what to do with it for a long time. Recently I discovered copper wire of 0.06 mm (42 gauge) thin. Originally meant to wind spools for microphones. The images show an attempt created with doubled wire and wild ground.

Wild ground means: one by one a single and double half stitch with just an insect pin to support the edge. To create the eyelet I ended with four pairs: a cloth stitch with pairs as threads, two plaits and where they meet again a cloth stitch with pairs as threads. On the way back, sew the plaits halfway around the first plaits.



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  1. How lovely!

    I don’t understand what single and double half stitches are. I’m probably being thick, but could you explain a little, please?

    Good luck with your new blog! I’ll be looking back often and I’ve added the feed.

    • Half stitch is ct (cross twist) in the closed method or tc in the open method. I used the term “double half stitch” to avoid the confusion about whole stitch. You can zoom in on the image to make it more than screen filling and discover the mistakes.

  2. Ah, I knew it would make perfect sense. Thank you!

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