This class is dedicated to the memory of a dear friend of mine who was a sailor and an amazing performing artist. The earrings/pendant are based on an old nautical anchor chains, and an Hérmes piece of jewelry that mesmerized me. Researching nautical chains, I discovered that anchor chains have a distinct center bar—the “Stud”— that prevents them from tangling. I included that bar in this piece and embellished it with over Swarovski crystals, Swarovski pearls, and precious metal plated seed beads. The name “Ancres au Soleil” literally translates from French to "Anchors in the Sun” as the water luscious links sparkle like droplets on a chain, with the sun shining brightly on them at sea.
TECHNIQUES: CRAW, Whip stitch
PREREQUISITES: Must be comfortable working with size 15º seed beads, strong understanding of CRAW.
Members: AUD $75
Non-Members: AUD $85
KIT: USD $90. KIT IS OPTIONAL
Kit contains enough beads, crystals, and pearls to make TWO ONLY fully embellished links.
Australian Participants: Cost of workshop includes shipping fee if kit is ordered before 6th October. If kit is ordered after 6th October, shipping will be at the participant's own expense.
US Participants: Kit must be ordered by 13th October. Cliff will ship kit directly.
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