ancient times deep inside the earth, the finest metals and gems
were being formed. The oceans produced an abundance of wonderful
materials to include pearls of great luster. These precious materials
captivated all who set eyes upon them. From royalty to the common
man we have adorned ourselves with the finest gems and metals
in the world.
evokes the style of the Renaissance. Long garland style necklaces
were called girdles and were worn as a necklace,
a drape over a cloak and a belt. In 1559, Elizabeth I was painted
wearing her coronation robe embellished with a large girdle
of gold and gem encrusted chain links.
begins with a Peyote Stitched pendant that is embellished with
a Mabe´ Pearl, some Netting and embellishing techniques.
Mabe´ Pearls are flat backed blister pearls and make wonderful
cabochons. 3-D Peyote Stitched rings act as links in a chain.
These rings have channels in them that are filled with 4mm Fire
Polish beads. Beaded and embellished Figure 8 links are connected
with embellished strips of Peyote Stitch to form a long chain
of a necklace.
Skill level: This kit is for the
intermediate to advanced beader. You must be familiar with Peyote
stitch, in the round and flat, Brick Stitch and Netting. Understanding
these stitches will really help as I am going to be teaching
you increasing and decreasing techniques along with an unusual
Peyote Stitch tube split.
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