This workshop introduces needle lace with silver wire, and covers working with fine wire, creating simple stitches, adding beads and finishing. Students also learn about different grades of silver wire; how to choose beads and semi-precious stones compatible with silver; how to clean and care for delicate silver lace pieces.
Class project: Needle lace pendant in silver with seed beads and clear quartz crystal pendulum.
One intensive session – 7 hrs of instruction.
Pre-requisite: Needle lace workshop in copper or stainless steel is recommended, or previous experience working with silver wire, such as knitting, crochet, wire wrapping or jewellery making.
This workshop introduces needle lacemaking with stainless steel wire and covers basic steps of handling wire, using basic stitches (single, double, underlined and bars), adding beads and finishing. Two designs to choose from; both can be finished as pendants.
One intensive session – 8 hrs of instruction.
Pre-requisite: Needle Lace in Copper Wire workshop is helpful, but not necessary