Monday, October 25, 2010
Beaded Russian Lace
I’ve been looking through my UFO and salvage boxes lately looking for beads and looking at some of my earlier work. I found some practice pieces that I’d done in Russian lace.
Russian lace is three drop netting with “slits” for lack of a better word, in the outer edge that lets it form a natural curve for necklaces. I found a classic Karmen necklace I’d done in purple, green and amber and an adaptation that formed a heart and had pearl and Swarovski crystal bicone drops. I also found a doodle I’d done trying to make a Celtic cross. I’ve spent a couple of days working and ripping out trying to make the design work. Finally got it right and got a pattern worked up. Now it’s smooth sailing. There are two places that I had to take out on nearly every repeat because I’d get the bead sequence wrong. As soon as I get the necklace finished, the pattern will be available.