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Wire Lace IV - Antique Lace

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

This is the culmination of the Wire Lace Project - the components assembled in parts I, II, and III, come together in a delightfully feminine frothy concoction that evokes antique lace. The colours are beautifully harmonized and the overall effect owes more to textiles than it does to metals.

To assemble this, lay your three component pieces side by side, adjusting them until they are the same length. You may find it easier to have someone else hold the ends, or clip them together with a bead stopper or binder clip or clothes peg. Gently braid the three strands and form a loop at each end with a crimp.

Cut a short (3 inch) piece of one of the colours of wire lace and slip over the three ends to fill in any gap between the ends of the wire lace and the ends of the softflex, (I did this by bunching the wire lace tube up over my pliers - like an open-ended sock, reaching through with the pliers to grab the loops, and pulling the through the tube) and gather the three looped ends together on an eyepin or a wrapped loop. Slide the other end of the wire into the wide end of a cone, add a bead, and snug up tight. Make a wrapped loop, and then attach your clasp to the loop.

The end result is as softly romantic as anyone could wish for!

BTW - I used the bar from one toggle clasp and the ring from another, as I thought they looked really pretty together, nicer than their original mates. Of course - the ones I used were from my stash and are long gone. Choose one from your stash, or our wide selection.



          
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s11745 Sterling - Toggle Clasp - Large Triangles Star - Sterling (1)

(Choose a nice, decorative toggle clasp from our wide selection, or your existing stash!)

Price: $ 34.95
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Qty: 2 96002551 Sterling Silver - 12 mm Smooth Cone - Sterling (Pair)

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s20470 Stringing - 12 mm Wire Lace Ribbon - Titanium (yard)

(2-3 inches each side.)

Price: $ 11.55
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Qty: 2 27758101160311 Swarovski Pearl - 8 mm Round Pearl (5810) - Platinum Pearl (strand 25)Price: $ 8.80
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