March 16, 2014

Needle Lace and Textile Slave Bracelet

Couched outline thread, Wire and bead Needle Lace head

Embellished and cut out

With the book with the inspirational picture

How it looks on

First of all - I haven't fallen off the edge of the Earth! - just been really busy through the Summer months here in Australia working on the workshop I will be teaching at the OIDFA (International Organisation of Bobbin and Needle Lace) congress in Adelaide in July - I will also be having a stall there selling my Hand Painted Bobbins - so I have been busy painting many, many bobbins! I have also been working busily on a Bedfordshire Lace Hankie which is time consuming... Anyhooooo....
Here are pics of the Slave Bracelet I made last year- The inspiration came from an old book on Jewellery that I found at an Op Shop (Charity Shop). The original piece was made for a production of Cleopatra. I have also made a matching pendant and earrings but hadn't realised I hadn't got photo's of them - must take some next time I wear it ... the pendant is a repeat of the round "head" part and the earrings "echo" the wiggly tail! LOL :)