313 - Chain for Lady Blanche
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by Maggie Meister
(click teacher's name for bio)

Chain for Lady Blanche is a chain that might have been worn by Blanche Parry, Queen Elizabeth I’s Chief Gentlewoman and Keeper of Her Majesty’s Jewels. It is inspired by Elizabethan and Jacobean jewelry in London’s Cheapside Hoard which was discovered in 1912. You will learn to make components using a variation of Huichol stitch (a type of netting), cubic right angle weave, and peyote.

 

Technique: Bead weaving

Proficiency: Intermediate, advanced

Kit Cost: $80

Design Area: 28” x 1½”

Kit Contents: beads, SuperDuo®, Spiky Button®, embellishment beads

Student to bring: beading needles, glover or sharp needles for joining, beading thread of preference 

Detail:

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