I did my jeweller training when I lived in Brussels, which is full of lace history. I’m fascinated by lace for the intricate patterns, and like the idea of using the patterns in jewellery.
One way to do that is to make an imprint, so that the pattern becomes visible in the metal as a relief.
This works with other objects than lace too, f ex paper, fabric or leaves. It’s a matter of trying things out and see what the result is. The photos below show some examples:
1) chocolate foil (copper)
2) lace (brass)
3) computer card (copper)
4) first imprint on copper, which was then used to make an imprint on silver, giving a high relief (examples 1-3 are in low relief).