TesseLace Pendants

New TesseLace Pendants Collection is a unique creation in the world of lace as well as the world of jewellery. It has been designed with using a groundbreaking TesseLace program by Veronika Irvine, and made  by hand in a traditional bobbin lace technique. The TesseLace TSL1 Pendant is based on a TesseLace grid 6x6_3 and explores the pattern interpretation in two colours.

A hybrid between traditional and contemporary, fibre and metal, lace and jewellery, TesseLace Pendants create category of their own and bring an excitement back into wearable lace art.

The TesseLace Pendant Collection as a tiny window into the magical world of lace. The square frame defines an area of focus, which is filled with intriguing pattern. The lace weave, created with very fine threads, exhibits lightness and delicacy unequalled in jewellery design. Its transparency works well with various background colours, an therefore offers many styling combinations.

Variations A, B, C, D and E  are made from fibre, metal and crystal materials, which give the design very unique look and feel: black enamelled copper wire produces a body; stainless steel provides strength to the open lace weave; black pure silk contributes depth and softness; gold plated copper enriches with a precious detail; crystal beads and/or gold plated beads add highlights. All materials working together create a balanced sacred geometry pattern.

The TesseLace pendants connect the past and the future, and remind us to live in the present with awareness and appreciation.

I love to create these pendants. They represent the essence of lace design: a simple pattern can be worked in many variations by changing stitches and thread colours. As a result, each pendant is the same but different. This creative process is very interesting and rewarding for the designer, and it shows in the finished pieces. They carry the sense of wonder, and bring delight to discerning viewers and wearable art lovers.

These unique pendants appeal to connoisseurs of fine work and delicate ornament, as well as to the lovers of one-of-a-kind wearable art and understated luxury.

DETAILS:
Size: height 5.5 cm, width – 5.4 cm (approx. 2 1/8 inch)
Removable silk necklace

Available in Lenka’s Way of Lace shop on Etsy

 


 

 

Copyright©2018 Lenka Suchanek. All rights reserved.

New School of Lace 2018 Winter Classes and Workshops Schedule

Winter 2018 Schedule has been posted:  weekly classes and workshops in traditional Bobbin Lace in Fibre, contemporary Bobbin Lace in Wire, Needle Lace Jewellery, Lace Design and more…

Join the growing group of lacemakers in Ocean Park in British Columbia (Canada) and see what you can create! Here is a collage of 2017 students’ projects for your inspiration:

Looking forward to the new year filled with lace, fun and friendships!

Feel free to contact me by e-mail at laceaway at gmail dot com  or by phone at 778.288.0720 if you need more information or to register for upcoming classes and workshops.

 

 

Spring Blossoms, followed by Leaves

Registration is open for two upcoming workshops – one in needle lace in wire and one in bobbin lace in wire. The first one takes place on vernal equinox, and will be all about spring and blossoms… and love inspired creativity of course! Learn how to make delicate needle lace jewellery with beaded flowers in the workshop that is suitable for complete beginners as well as lacemakers with wire lace experience. The class project will lead students through all steps they need to know to create pendants of their own design – in colour variations of apple, quince or sakura blossoms. These pendants are lovely to wear and even better to share and give in a spirit of spring celebrations…spring blossoms - needle lace jewellery

Spring Blossoms – apples, quinces, sakuras – Needle Lace Jewellery #4


 

April workshop will follow the spring theme with leaves motif and will be in bobbin lace in wire. Leaves are a prominent design element in bobbin lace and some of them, especially the tallies, can pose challenge to new lacemakers. In wire lace, exploring foliage is exciting, because it is so much easier that negotiating tallies in thread. Lacemakers can have fun and create beautiful leaves of all shapes. In this workshop, focus will be on leaf tallies, plaited leaves and cloth-stitch leaves, that will grow along the way to create a wearable garland.

This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as experienced lacemakers, especially those who want to overcome lacemaker’s  leaf-phobia, and see that they can become prolific leaf growers.

Spring growth – leaves. leaves and more leaves! – Bobbin Lace in Wire #3

 

 

Needle Lace in Silver

Intensive Workshop for Beginners

needle lace in silver pendant 2

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.

Location: SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Nov 30, 2014, 9:30 am – 4:30pm

Workshop fee: $105.00
Material cost: $30.00 (silver wire, frame, findings, seed beads, quartz crystal bead, printed instructions)

Tools: Bring if you have following, but everything will be available in the classroom:

  • bolster or honiton style pillow recommended (bolster pillow available for $95.00 – let me know, if you need one)
  • wire cutters, long nose pliers, round nose pliers (jeweller’s size)
  • medium size pins, and few long pins

Registration:  By phone at 778 288 o72o  or by e-mail at  laceaway  at  gmail  dot  com
Please send a request and I will e-mail  registration form to you.

Payment method: Cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX

 

Copyright©2014 Lenka Suchanek. All rights reserved.

Needle Lace in Stainless Steel

Intensive Workshop for Beginners

Needle Lace in Steel - Level I

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

Location: SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Nov 2nd, 9:30 am – 5:30pm

Cost: $120.00
Materials: $10.00 (stainless steel wire, 2 stainless steel frames, swarovski crystals + printed instructions)

Tools: Bring if you have following, but everything will be available in the classroom:

  • bolster or honiton style pillow recommended (bolster pillow available for $95.00 – let me know, if you need one)
  • wire cutters, long nose pliers (jeweller’s size)
  • medium size pins, and a few long pins

 

Registration:

By phone at 778 288 o72o
By e-mail at  laceaway  at  gmail  dot  com

Please send a request and I will e-mail  registration form to you.

Payment method: Cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX


  • Next Workshop:  Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners – Silver

Sunday,  Nov 30th, 9:30 am – 5:30pm
Location: South Surrey Arts Centre

Cost: $120.00

Materials: TBA

Lacemaking Workshops – Fall 2014

Series of three intensive workshops for beginners to introduce needle lace technique in wire – copper, stainless steel and silver. Instruction will cover basic stitches, building patterns, working with different wires and finishing. Main goal of the series is to equip lacemakers with skill and understanding of small scale needle lace techniques, so they can create their own designs and make lace jewellery or delicate lace art.

Needle Lace in Copper Wire – Oct 5th
Needle Lace in Stainless Steel Wire – Nov 2nd
Needle Lace in Silver Wire – Nov 30th


 

  • Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners – COPPER

needle lace sampler IThis workshop introduces needle lacemaking in copper wire and explains how to build patterns from basic stitches, within and without a frame.

One intensive session – 8 hrs of instruction.

Pre-requisite: None

Location: SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Oct 5th, 9:30 am – 5:30pm

Cost: $120.00
Materials: included

Tools: Bolster or Honiton style pillow recommended : $95.00 or bring your own

Registration:

By phone at 778 288 o72o
By e-mail at  laceaway  at  gmail  dot  com

Please send a request and I will e-mail  registration form to you.

Payment method: Cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX

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  • Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners – STAINLESS STEEL

This workshop introduces needle lacemaking with stainless steel wire and explains how to choose and adapt patterns to fit the medium, how to add beads or focal elements and how to finish pieces as wearable art.

One intensive session – 8 hrs of instruction.

Pre-requisite: Needle Lace in Copper Wire workshop is helpful, but not necessary

Location: SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Nov 2nd, 9:30 am – 5:30pm

Cost: $120.00
Materials: $10.00

Tools: Bolster or Honiton style pillow recommended : $95.00 or bring your own

Registration:

By phone at 778 288 o72o
By e-mail at  laceaway  at  gmail  dot  com

Please send a request and I will e-mail  registration form to you.

Payment method: Cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX


  • Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners – Silver

This workshop introduces needle lacemaking in silver wire and explains how to select and adapt patterns to fit the medium, how to add beads or focal elements, how to finish pieces as wearable art, and how to care for fine silver lace jewellery.

One intensive session – 8 hrs of instruction.

Pre-requisite: Needle Lace Workshop in copper or stainless steel, or previous jewellery-making experience (wire crochet, wire wrapping, wire beadwork)

Location: SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Nov 30th, 9:30 am – 5:30pm

Cost: $120.00
Materials: TBA

Tools: Bolster or Honiton style pillow recommended : $95.00 or bring your own

Registration:

By phone at 778 288 o720
By e-mail at  laceaway  at  gmail  dot  com

Please send a request and I will e-mail  registration form to you.

Payment method: Cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX

Ocean Collection … just because it is summer!

Ocean Collection

Ocean Collection

New needle lace Ocean Collection  of amulet pendants is inspired by ever changing appearance of the Ocean Park Beach.
Every morning is different as sky and water blend in mix of colours and shades and give the beach unique mood and purpose for each day.

Ocean Park Beach

Ocean Park Beach

I feel tremendous awe contemplating the endless variations that had graced this shore for millions of years and I am deeply grateful for each moment that I can be present to witness this natural wonder.

Ocean Collection is tiny offering to immensely huge Pacific Ocean and calm, receptive shores of the Turtle Island.


Ocean Collection Amulet Pendants are made in various materials – silver, enamelled copper, stainless steel and gold plated copper, with semiprecious stones.


Needle Lace Amulet Pendants are miniature pictures that capture a moment in time. They happen spontaneously, without planning or drafting, imagination triggered by a feeling rather than an idea. Needle lace technique supports instinctive flow of work beautifully, allowing free movement of threads in the frame-defined space. Lace is made from very fine wire – copper, silver, gold or stainless steel – and is built slowly, one stitch at the time.

Copyright©2014 Lenka Suchanek. All rights reserved.