Rue de la Paix
Intermediate to Advanced
We are so fortunate to be debuting Cynthia's NEWEST project!
One of the oldest streets in Paris for couture fashion and exquisite jewelry is the Rue de la Paix, which is in the center of the city. My design "Rue de la Paix" was inspired by the sense of what this famous street would have looked like in the late 1890's.
The House of Cartier created torque-style bracelets dating from the 8th-7th centuries BC. Traditionally, these bracelets had animal heads that were facing each other and were hinged at the underside of the bracelet. This style is very hard to create in beadwork as the structure has to be shaped and rigid, but I have finally figured it out!
Rue de la Paix has two pearl "heads", each embellished with three 6mm CZ's, that are bezeled with peyote stitch, along with rings of crystals for an added sparkle. The body of the bracelets has a brass cuff blank and a rubber tubing armature that supports two tubes of peyote stitch that are shaped to curve to the shape of the cuff blank. Fashion and beadwork come together... creating elegance along the way!
Kit Price $80 plus 6, 6mm CZ's of your choice
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Saturday, March 25th, 2017 - 10-5