Friday, December 4, 2009

Victorian Lace and Christmas Sparkle

So, I was sitting there contemplating Christmas...and I thought "I bet the Victorian Lace series would look great in Christmas colors" and so these are my results.

I tried twice to make the matching bracelet. Alas, it has been so long since I made one of those I forgot how long to cut the cord. Although I cut it longer the second time, it was still too short! Of course, I did not discover this until halfway through the bracelet (both times) when I noticed I was running out of cord. So, take heart, even experienced knotters make mistakes.

Then, because I was so disgusted with myself, I had to set that project aside for awhile. I just could not face it again so soon.

And, you guessed it, I am working on creating a pattern for the necklace. It is still in the development stage, though. I have not even photographed the steps yet. Had to work out some kinks in the design first.

The concept is similar to the one I used for the Fans Necklace. So, those of you who have been making that set, may be able to figure out how to do this one...let me know if you do. I'd be happy to publish any results you achieve as well.

This blue one was actually the first set I made. The one in red (above) was the result of correcting a few of those kinks I mentioned and because it's color scheme, I felt it should have place of honor at the top.
By the way, I have listed a couple of package deals at my Pattern Shop (remember, you save money and get to download right away when you buy my patterns there):

"Fans Pattern Package" - includes both "Fans Bracelet" and "Fans Necklace and Earrings" patterns for only $5.00.

and,

"Victorian Lace Pattern Package" - includes "Victorian Lacy Ripples Bracelet" and "Victorian Lace Earrings" patterns for only $4.00.

Edited to add:

Find the finished sets for sale at my ArtFire Studio:

Victorian Lace Necklace and Earrings in Red
Victorian Lace Necklace and Earrings in Blue

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