Last Sunday I started experimenting with slightly longer sections of crochet lace I've been practicing making . . . . after a little playing around with them and draping them around my wrist, I came up with . . .
. . . a sort of a lacy wrist cuff - very ornate as you can see, but I just decided to go a bit over the top with it as I was enjoying the whole process of putting it together and playing with the textures and shapes. I'm not sure if I'm quite lady-like enough to carry off such a fanciful, romatic cuff - but maybe someone else would, so it might end up as a gift :) Here's some more shots of it . . .
I think it needs a hand with lovely long fingers and nails to show it off properly (my nails are only a little longer than usual as the pesky nail clipper has done a disappearing act again - that's my boys for you!!)
I've basically added a couple of rows of treble crochet to one edge of lace and double crocheted the two sections together on the reverse side - and hey presto, it worked a treat! (it was a bit of a fluke really, if I'm honest, hehe)
I really like it just as a little art-piece in it's own right - this crochet lace thing has really got me hooked, hehe!
P.S. The lace is really not difficult to make from the pattern (Learn to Crochet by Coats). I used a 3mm hook and 4 ply cream cotton yarn (Lyrics Puppet cotton).
I'll definitely be making more lace - very addictive!
More creative goings-on over here- Byeee :)