was the greatest exponent of Catalan modernism of all time. Gaudí's
one-of-a-kind style, led to his creation of numerous architectural
wonders in and around Barcelona, Spain. One of the most famous
structures is The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, exhibiting
how the art of man can reach to the sky!
The first stone
was laid in 1882, and upon its completion in 2026, the basilica
will eventually reach the height of 172 meters, making it the
tallest church in the world. Gaudí was once asked how
long the basilica would take to build, and his response was'
"My Client is not in a hurry".
immense understanding of light, allowed him to create a symphony
of color within. For maximum contrast, the leaded glass that
was placed high up is more transparent, to collect as much light
as possible. Leaded glass with a lot of color, illustrations
and texts were placed lower down to equalize the light. As the
seasons and weather change, so does the light, illuminating the
believers below in a bath of color.
A Cut Above, was inspired by two
different aspects of the work of Antoni Gaudí. The first,
being the architectural flowing shapes, arches and spires of
his work. The second, was to capture the essence of his use of
color and light. Each tassel consists of three shaped components,
laced together to form "windows" of color and structure.
At the top of each of the tassels is a four-sided CZ beaded bead,
reflecting light as it is worn. The chain is a filled-netting,
evoking the style of leaded glass, and ending is a sliding clasp.
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced
Workshop length: This is a 1-day workshop
Necklace length: 25.5 inches from the tip of one tassel to the
tip of the other tassel
Flat peyote stitch with increasing
Tubular peyote stitch with decreasing
Workshop: This design is an exclusive
for Beadventures Barcelona, Spain 2019