My Fringe lace design 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 as far back as the 1890s were pushing the boundaries of what they could make. So it seemed only right that I continue that tradition.
So I bring you ‘Fringe’, a semi-circular lace necklace design reminiscent of a South American amulet. It is held on a lace chain, and the fringe is made of light and dark thread. The fringing process makes the thread twist to give an ombre effect. The lace is my ‘Forget Me Not’ motif, a wee five sided flower, making a simple edge to secure the fringe. Finally, the chain is made from the same soft rayon thread and secured with a silver plated S-hook.
The Fringe necklace can be accompanied by matching Fringe earrings, brooch and lacelet cuff. Currently Fringe is 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. Why not contact me to order your perfect colour combination?