Jewels of Maharani with Cynthia Rutledge Friday, Sept. 20th, 2019
Friday, September 20th, 10-5
Indian royals are known to own some of the worlds most expensive gemstones and jewelry. The wearing of these jewels brings to light India's fine craftsmanship, exquisite designs and it's riches.
Jewels of a Maharani was inspired by the style of jewelry known as Kundan. The word, Kundan, means "pure gold". The process is to make a thin gold foil that either sits between the gemstone and the mount to reflect light or the foil is pressed and molded around the edge of the gemstone or pearl. It is one of the oldest forms of jewelry made and worn in India.
In the case of this design, an oval CZ is bezeled and mounted on top of a shaped tubular structure. Two netted pearl ropes, evoking the style of Kundan, pass through the main terminal focal piece and end in a sliding clasp.
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
Techniques: Tubular, even-count peyote stitch with shaping Flat circular peyote stitch with increasing Flat, odd-count, peyote stitch using step up/step-down techniques Tubular filled netting Embellishing techniques
Kit: $90.00 each plus the cost of one oval CZ - 3 Color ways
Class will be held at A Yarn Less Raveled - 730 Camino Ramon Place, Unit 186, Danville, CA