Jewelry variations

December 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Posted in English | Leave a comment
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result with double wire of 0,1 mm (38 gauge)

The element could also be used as a charm or pendant, or chain them 3×3 together to follow a recent trend. With beads attached youre fingers hardly feel the cut off ends. However, the clumsy way I attached the beads doesn’t marry well with a knit rollneck. With thick wire the element might reach a scale for a wind chime.

Inspiration came from a background motive in “Tribute to the first people” designed by Anny Noben-Slegers. It appeared to be one of the variants of B7a from “Viele gute Gründe” of Ulrike Löhr.

zoom for pricking / working diagram

With and height are not identical, therefore two diagrams. Choose your own spider or snowflake in the gaps of the diagrams. Reduce the pattern depending on the size of the used yarn or wire and your skills to work with wire.



October 15, 2011 at 8:54 am | Posted in English | 2 Comments
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In a discussion how to attract younger generations to lace making Katelyn wrote: “teach design along with the lace making itself. No young person I know would be satisfied just knowing how to follow existing patterns, or recreating old lace. Teach what’s needed to modify, combine, and create new patterns, and we will.”

To illustrate modifying, I got inspired by an ancient piece of Torchon posted the other day by Nathalie. I isolated two fragments. Wouldn’t these motives be nice pendants? Replace at least the gimp with wire.

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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