The word would be challenging. And rewarding. You know, that moment when you make the last double stich and your eyes are searching for the scissors? And then the little pice of some centimeters square (your worked for it some good 40 mins if not longer) lays in your hand and you say to your self: "Yup! I made it!"
So back to the bracelet I posted yesterday in Facebook... I played this time with a very basic edging, (what else?). Experimenting, tweaking, testing threads... It gave this: the white one were the first attemps, the black one has no picots for the exterior rings... It looks nicer, in my eyes. Both done in poliester thread Brildor 15.
Then I thought, what would it be if I make it in 2 colors? I had, after all, a rest of some silver thread already on my bobbin (strand of 3) so I used as second color a thread from Brildor, the 40, strand of 3.
Since the threads have different consistency, they behave differently and the effect surprised me: the lace has the stiffness I need and the white waves give a nice line.
The result :
I worked it with 2 shuttles.
The pattern is easy to follow:
All rings are 6-5-6, done with the silver metallic thread.
All chains: 14, except the ends, white thread.
Ring : 6-5-6, close, turn work
Chain 14, turn work
Ring 6 + 5 - 6, close, do not turn work
Ring: 11 - 6, close, turn work
Chain: 14, turn work...
The only thing you have to take care of is to thake the right color for each element you will do. And, of course, not to rush, in order the make a neat colour transition. In my piece, I tried to carefully place the silver thread on the right side or on the wrong side of the lace when I started the next element.
When you reached the needed lenght, then you use the following pattern:
Chain 14 - 3 turn work
Ring 6 + 6 (join to the join picot from the braid).
Ring: 3 + 14 - 3, do not turn work
Chain 3 +14.
Of course, you may consider starting from the small 6-6 ring. Like this you can finish the lace with the 3+ 14 + 3 ring and hide the thread you will not need anymore.
This would be it. Easy pattern for a newby...
Just enjoy if you decide to work it and please let me know if there is something to improve.