|A snippet of lace auditioning to become a soldered charm|
I wondered if I might be able to grow my blog a wee bit through Vicki's party, and was happy to join in, though a little uncertain about what the results might be. I mean, I really didn't want to put myself out there with my expectations too high, only to become disappointed if nobody 'came to my party'. I've got to say, I've been tickled to death to (virtually) meet so many dear, wonderful, creative people, and that part has been so delightful. Really, really awesome, in fact.
|A charming divided box made out of yardsticks, found at a rummage sale, holds pairs of glass|
I can't wait to pull a name from the hat on Friday, to choose a winner of my giveaway. I've been looking forward to that part of this whole event more than anything--wondering if I'll be shipping a little package to Great Britain or Australia or the Netherlands--or if I'll be popping something in the mail to someone down the road here in Oregon.
|Gorgeous ecru lace --Can you see the glass on top, deciding where to cut?|
I've started working on the lace charm that's part of my giveaway. Actually, I'm putting together several while I'm at it--the extras will be ready for a little Spring Boutique my friend is having next month. These simple, lacy charms are always popular--I think because they end up being kind of 'neutral', go-with-anything little baubles.
|Another option: white Chantilly Lace|
|These little sample cards were found taped into an extremely old, yellowed notebook filled with the crafter's notes on her bobbin lace-making efforts. I unearthed them from a heap at the Goodwill Bins (Kathy, are you reading this??) and probably squealed pretty loud when I found them! I'm in awe that someone had all those spools going at once and made these by hand!|
These, below, are the five snippets that made the cut (no pun intended). I will probably let the winner choose which one she wants.
Next, I'll trim the lace further to fit the glass, then wrap each in copper tape before soldering. Looks like I have my work cut out for me....pun intended this time :-)
These ROCK!!! What a great use of the old laces! And, I love these angels looking at me on the left side of your blog...Happy Thursday - XOXO - TanyaReplyDelete
Thanks, Tanya! I have such a hard time throwing anything away --even the smallest little tiny scrap of lace looks so pretty in these charms.Delete
Well I've just visited your Etsy shop and added you as a favorite! Your work is so lovely! My dad used to have a lace cutting business more years ago than I can remember, and these bring back such fond memories.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Terri. I'm intrigued by your dad's business!Delete
EEEEEE...handmade lace! I bet you glanced over your shoulder to make sure I wasn't standing behind you waiting to snatch them up myself! I am endlessly amazed at what turns up there and always wonder what I miss out on all the days when I don't go. High five!ReplyDelete
I adore your lace pendants.
Good old Goodwill Bins...creepy and fun all at the same time!Delete
Love your work… love your blog…. hope I win :)!ReplyDelete
Thanks Grace! I'll include your name in the entries on the previous post for the giveaway. How nice that you stopped by :-)Delete
I love hearing people's stories of what fabulous treasures they find at Goodwill... Jealous!!! ;-)ReplyDelete
Seriously, I would be jumping up and down with you. Those bits of lace will look charming (oops! made an unintentional pun!) especially with the quality of soldering you do!
Wow!! It is fascinating to see how you work.ReplyDelete