twenties lent a certain flair to a country that had been
ravaged by war for years. The need for beautiful things, beautiful
people and a grandness that had been missing all through WWI,
was now blossoming into a revolution like no other in US history.
Womens clothing lost all of the inhibitions and conformities
of the turn of the century. Jewelry was much more expressive.
Beaded jewelry was back in fashion in the form of long necklaces
additional Color Palettes...
Art Deco Brooch
embodies the style of the times. As with anything in fashion,
brooches are back in. I have never thought they were
out, as I do not follow fashion with anything other than a grain
of salt. I do love to wear brooches. One of the first pieces
I ever made in beadwork was a cabochon brooch. They are like
little pieces of art on a jacket, coat or sweater. Some however,
dont like to wear brooches, so we will talk about how to
turn the piece into a necklace in class.
The petals are
made out of Herringbone stitch with a bridging technique to form
an open work look to the flower. The petals are then stitched
down to a Herringbone disc then a Peyote stitch disc is embellished
with pearls and stitched on top of the petals.
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced.
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