The Fringe lace earring is a semi-circular design, suspended from sterling silver hooks. The fringe is made of light and dark thread, the process making the thread twist to give an ombre effect. The lace is my ‘Forget Me Not’ motif, a wee five sided flower making an edge to secure the fringe.
Fringe was initially inspired by my friend Samantha, who loves threads and texture. When we began designing together for PorceLace, my challenge to her was to work with colour and hers to me was to throw off my love of perfection, finished edges and smoothness. Turns out that I rather enjoy a bit of irregularity and texture! After spending some time in the Nottingham Trent University Lace Archive, I’ve seen how Nottingham Lace engineers and designers were pushing the boundaries of what they could make as far back as the 1890s. It seemed only right that I continue that tradition.
Fringe earrings accompany a necklace, brooch and lacelet in the range. Fringe is currently available in three colourways, coral, peacock and black. Other colours are available but may take a few days longer as they will be made to order. Contact me to order your perfect colour combination!