Movement in jewelry
always has appeal. There is something alluring when earrings
flutter with the movement of the head and when necklaces with
articulation and dangling drops move with the body.
As one of many
baby boomers, and a flower child to a certain extent, the 1970s
were a time of change. I went right along with the crowd and
embraced the freedom of expression in clothing and hair styles,
got into the music and loved the cars, so why not embrace the
change in jewelry?
Spinner or swivel
rings were very popular in the 70s and 80s. These
rings were usually made from fine metals set with diamonds or
other precious stones. They had moving parts that spun on bearings
as the wearer moved.
in Motion: Flower Power was inspired by the 1970s jewelry
movement offering a contemporary beaded approach incorporating
the power of the flower! A flat Peyote stitched base is created
as the band for this fun ring. The top of the flower is embellished
with a CZ center and a series of fringes. The petals are 2-drop
flat Peyote stitch with decreased edges and attached to a ring,
so that the petals revolve while being worn. Quite a conversation
This is a 1-day
Skill level: Intermediate. Must be
comfortable with Peyote stitch.