The working title of this piece is “Spider Widow’s Lace Bib Necklace” and my inspiration came from here. I’ve seen this done in metallic cotton thread, but not in wire. Doesn’t mean it hasn’t been done, just that I haven’t seen it.
I used 30 gauge purple Parawire and crocheted 4 layers of lace that I then attached to a length of 16 gauge purple Artistic Wire. After I create the final eye pins on the 16 gauge wire, I’ll attach either silver or antique brass chain.
This was a difficult piece to make because it required the use of a Size 7 metal hook that makes tiny stitches which, when combined with thin wire, chews up your fingertips and makes them lose all feeling. It’s also murder on the eyes, Yarn or cotton thread would be much easier and faster.
I am undecided on how to finish this piece. I am thinking of adding one of these ceramic flowers: