Sunday, March 7, 2010

Punto en aria

That's what I'm playing with today. It's a lace-making technique where you start with a solid edge, and build the lace off of it; loosely translated, it means, "stitches in air."

Of course, I'm using beads instead of lace-making stitches, but the method is very much the same. Each stitch is replaced with a bead, but the lace is built up, row by row, with a needle and thread. I've nearly finished the base of the collar; next up is figuring out how to work the muse, and the lace motifs inspired by it, onto the neckpiece.

I used the rondelles and the 6mm crystals in the neckpiece of the collar; I have now used some of everything in the kit. That wasn't a requirement, of course; it was a personal challenge.

Meeting personal challenges rocks!


Kokopelli said...

Meeting personal challenges always makes me feel satisfied.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

I am intrigued to see how this will turn out ... sounds interesting and beautiful!