Lattice Weave Parure Kit
©2006 by Cynthia Rutledge

About the Kit
Photo Details
1 Rose/Gold
2 Aqua/Lavender
3 Bronze/Green
4 Purple/Silver
5 Linen/Grey
Kit Contents

 

Kit Price - $115 

Lattice Weave Parure ©2006 by Cynthia Rutledge
Ancestral Jewels were very much a part of British heritage. Extravagance was shown in their mansions and its contents, their portraiture with the extravagant clothing and accouterments, and the jewelry of the time. Jewels, as well as other belongings, were bequeathed to descendants of families, later to become heirlooms. Of all ancestral jewels, those of Royal provenance were the most prized. Families held onto that tradition so well that today we have many examples that bind us to the past.

A “Parure” was a name given to jewelry that was designed to be a set. The Parures were usually contained in a lovely case for storage. In most cases these lovely sets were a necklace, bracelet and earrings. But I have seen many that included a tiara or hairpins, brooches and rings.

Lattice Weave Parure is a lovely beaded set consisting of a long necklace, which separates to form a shorter necklace and a bracelet. The set is completed with a pair of earrings. Lattice Weave is a variation of Right Angle Weave. It is a lacey stitch that lends itself well to this design. The Lattice Weave chain is interspersed with pearl and Swarovski crystal components and Lattice Weave flowers, adding texture and interest to the necklace. This lovely necklace has two little toggles that allow a section from the main portion of the necklace to disconnect, and offer a bracelet that wraps around the wrist and closes with a toggle. A pair of Lattice Weave chain and flower earrings adds the final touch.

Techniques:

  • Lattice Weave chain and flowers
  • Netting
  • Peyote stitch for the toggle and loop
  • Bead chain making

Skill level: Intermediate

Photos: Mark Rutledge

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