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necklaces, often worn in conjunction with wide chokers, were
the height of fashion with the ladies, during the late 19th century
through the early 20th century. Belle Époque is French
for Beautiful Era and what a glorious time it was!
elegant, using fine silks, beautiful embroidery and a lot of
pearls. The designs for adornments were just as delicate and
light in appearance, in order to compliment the diaphanous trimmings
of contemporary dress.
is a necklace that has two main components making up its construction.
The first component is the necklace itself, as it is created
with the stitch I call Lattice Weave. This stitch
is a combination of Netting and Right Angle Weave. I used Lattice
Weave to create a flat, but scalloped necklace, filling the cells
of the stitch with Fire Polish beads.
The second component
is a series of teardrops shapes. Five to seven teardrops are
constructed using a Brick stitch ladder variation that shows
off the lovely shape of Czech glass teardrop beads. A Herringbone
Stitch variation makes for a pleasing back to each of the shapes.
The beaded teardrops are then embellished with a beaded pearl
and Fire Polish bead center, using Peyote and Netting.
The two components
come together, gracefully, using a discreet linking system. The
necklace closes with a pair of beaded toggles, and a necklace
connector, that adds a touch of the Lattice Weave at the back
of the neck.
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
On to Lattice Weave Parure...