scientist in 1582, named Galileo, discovered that time could
be told by using a pendulum. In the mid 1600's a Dutchman named
Christian Huygens developed a way of using a weight driven pendulum
as the driving device for a clock. It wasn't long before Long
Case clocks (also known as Grandfather clocks or Tall-Case Clocks)
were being produced in England.
was being used to attempt to keep accurate time. It wasn't until
the anchor escapement had been developed, that when used in conjunction
with a pendulum, accuracy was achieved. The most famous clock
maker, Thomas Tompion, produced the most beautiful watches and
Long Case clocks, of which quite a few are still in existence
reminiscent of antique clock pendulums, swing at the ends of
a luxurious metal knit chain. Beaded bezel CZs become part of
two 3-dimensional pendulum shapes using a combination of stitches.
The openwork portion of each shape draws the viewer's eye to
see if the pendulums are indeed hollow. The beaded beads use
the same enticing approach, showing a bit of color inside each
bead, while discreetly making the attachment to the metal knit
Peyote Stitch, flat and tubular with decreasing
Each pendulum is approximately 2" long by 1" wide
Necklace length: 41.5" long
Skill level: Intermediate/advanced.
Peyote stitch skills are a must.