Arabesque Collar with Cynthia Rutledge Friday, March 27th, 2020
Friday, March 27th, 10-5
Arabesque Collar is a meeting of materials, a collision of contrasts and a marriage of metal and glass. The word “Arabesque” refers to an Arabic or Moorish form of artistic decoration based on linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage or complex geometrical patterns.
Thin copper patina is the base of the central component, cut to an oval shape and decorated with a beautifully bezeled CZ, using peyote stitch. The CZ bezel is embellished with pearls and crystals, drawing the eye to this focal point. The metal form is simply bezeled, ending with a picot/netting flourish. Behind the scenes, there is a pearl cabochon “foot” added to support the metal structure on the collar.
Cubic right-angle weave, using fire polish beads, is used to create curved 3-D components that are then laced together to create a form-fitting collar that makes a statement! The collar ends in a simple closure, allowing the design to flow around the neck. Art Deco style meets the 21st century!
Kit: $130.00 plus the CZ.
Class will be held at A Yarn Less Raveled - 730 Camino Ramon Place, Unit 186, Danville, CA