One of my
most favorite looks, in fine jewelry, is the use of Pave´
techniques. The term Pave´ simply means to lay a path of
bezels onto a fine metal base then set faceted stones into the
bezels to form paths, or to fill a shape with gemstones. The
marriage of beautiful stones and fine metal is magical.
additonal color palettes...
A Stones Throw
is the fourth piece in my series of working with fine metal settings
and faceted stones. This bracelet is a combination of two distinctive
styles of jewelry that was being made in the 1700s. The
first being the Pave´ work using fine metal settings, set
with faceted gemstones, lab grown gemstones or faceted CZs,
then set again within beadwork. The second style is the Lattice
Weave and Netting band that is reminiscent of the early technique
of Cannetille, which is a fine hand made gold mesh that was very
popular in its day. The two styles come together in A Stones
Throw, creating a dramatic but delicate bracelet.
begins with a lacy band made from Lattice Weave and Netting,
ending on one end with a Peyote stitch shaped loop and on the
other end, a gorgeous Pave´ button. The button is made
with two different sizes of fine metal settings and faceted stones.
The stones are then set again in Peyote Stitch and Netting. The
band is embellished with three clusters of set faceted stones
surrounded with Peyote Stitch, Netting and embellishing techniques.
Skill level: Intermediate. Must be
familiar with Peyote stitch.
This is a 1-day