Inspired by the work of the famous Bulgari family of goldsmiths
and artisans, La Dolce Vita Bracelet, evokes the Greek and Roman
heritage of a family that changed how the rich and famous looked
at fine jewelry. Their innovative style of using fine gemstones
that were not highly cut and faceted and use of mixed metals
gained them the prominent position of being one of the world's
La Dolce Vita means "the
sweet life". Elizabeth Taylor once said that she only needed
to know one word in Italian
"Bulgari! Her association
with Bulgari led to one of the worlds most fabulous private collections
of fine jewelry.
A beautiful cushion cut CZ is
set into a highly decorative bezel using peyote stitch, netting
and lacing techniques. Crystals, offer a touch of sparkle, along
the bottom edge of the bezel adding just the right accent. A
beautiful knit cable, with a structured core, is used to create
the bracelet and the bezel embellishment to the bracelet. Ending
with two beaded cones and a beautiful clasp, the bracelet certainly
symbolizes La Dolce Vita!
The focal component is 1 inch
across. The bracelet width is 5/8 inch and the length is as desired.
Sample is 7 1/2 inches long.
Flat peyote stitch with decreasing on the edge
Tubular peyote stitch with increasing and decreasing
Step-up/step-down odd count peyote stitch
Skill level: Advanced
This is a 2 day workshop