|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 :-)