What is surface crochet?
It is a way to crochet (usually using the slip stitch) on the top of (the surface of) a finished piece. With the surface crochet you can decorate a piece with stripes, lines, ribbing, edging, etc.
I have tried my hand at surface crochet in a couple of my projects - nothing I did was spectacular though, but I quite like it because not only it gives a raised texture to a piece but also enriches it greatly.
I am actually trying to work surface crochet on one of my cacti - a project I hope to reveal soon, but that also avalanched some ideas how to use this technique in my jewelry and I simply cannot wait to get the cacti done and throw myself into surface crocheting jewelries ;)
Below are some ideas of surface crochet I found on the Internet. How about you? Have you tried this technique?