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ETRUSCAN COLLAR KIT (1 unit)

$189.00

ETRUSCAN COLLAR KIT (1 unit)

$189.00
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ETRUSCAN COLLAR 
Designer: Warren Feld
BW3-NB-01
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL 
-- Bead Weaving Sequence
-- Lesson: Ndebele, Color Simultaneity Effects
-- Necklace

 

Create a sophisticated, contemporary Etruscan-style collar! Layer two Ndebele stitched strips, slightly curving the interior edge and embellishing with chain.

 

NOTE: Regular retail and wholesale store discounts do not apply to kits.

 

The ETRUSCAN COLLAR KIT
Instructions to make a 15 - 17 1/2 " necklace collar
Supplies to make up to an 18 1/2" necklace collar

 

With This Kit, You Will Receive...

- Step by Step instructions on CD
with text, diagrams and images
- 4mm Miyuki glass cube beads, 11/0 seed beads or 11/0 delicas or 1.8mm cubes
- Swarovski crystal Series 5000 round beads, 2mm
- gold plated cable chain
- gold plated adjustable hook/eye choker clasp 
- FireLine cable thread, size D
- 4ea of size #10 and size #12 beading needles 
- Plastic case with lid for carrying these supplies


(KIT UPGRADE OPTIONS:
a. 14KT Gold 3-strand choker clasp
b. Gold Filled or Vermeil 3-strand choker clasp
c. Sterling Silver Choker Clasp)

 



What You Will Need To Have On Hand...
- Bees wax or microcrystalline wax
- Ruler, pencil and paper
- Work Surface
- Bic lighter or thread zapper
- Bead to use as "stopper", or bead stoppers, or clamps
- chain nose or flat nose pliers
- necklace sizing cone or some way to measure your neck
- Sufficient lighting, magnification, chair cushioning, if needed

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes, because of erratic supplies of beads and othermaterials, 
we will need to substitute something of similar color and quality.

 

 

#1  ANTIQUE AMETHYST / SAGE GREEN PALETTE

 

 

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

#2  BRILLIANT GOLD PALETTE

 

   

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

 

#3  SPECTRUM GOLD PALETTE

 

 
     

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

 

#4  TEAL TERRA / ANTIQUE ROSE PALETTE  (retiring this color)

 

 
 

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

#5  TERRA COTTA PALETTE (retiring this color)

 

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

 

FORMAT OPTONS

 

 (1) KIT with Instructions on CD

 

 (2) CD Instructions Only

 

 

 

About the Kit...

Bead weaving is a collection of hundreds of different stitching techniques and strategies for creating pieces that approximate a piece of cloth.

The Ndebele stitch, sometimes called Herringbone Stitch, is a loose-knit stitch that lends itself to many creative variations. It results in a herringbone pattern, or zig-zag effect.

This Etruscan Collar Necklace consists of two overlapping strips of Ndebele Stitch, a chain embellishment, and an attached choker clasp. The strips are overlapped so that they curve slightly along the inner edge.

The challenge, here for me, was to create a sophisticated, wearable, and attractive piece that exemplified concepts about contemporizing traditional jewelry. At about the same time I was trying to conceptualize this piece, I had been asked to lead an 8-day workshop on Jewelry Design in Cortona, Italy. I pretty quickly married my design work to this teaching opportunity, and created a workshop called "Contemporizing Etruscan Jewelry".

Things clicked. I found an Etruscan Collar that I immediately connected with. See image below:



There is considerable artistry and craftsmanship underlying Etruscan jewelry. 
I began to interpret and analyze this piece. I first broke it down in terms of its Traditional Components.

Contemporizing Traditional Jewelryhas to do with how you take these particular traditional forms and techniques, and both add your personal style to the pieces, as well as make them more relevant to today�s sense of fashion and style. The challenge for the designer is how to keep traditional ideas essential and alive for today's audience.

Part of the artistry of the jewelry designer has to do with the control over color. Picking colors is about making strategic choices. And picking Bead Colors is about understanding how the bead asserts its needs for color.The jewelry designer must be strategic in the placement of color within the piece. The designer achieves balance and harmony, partly through the placement of colors. The designer determines how colors are distributed within the piece, and what movement and rhythm and effect result. And the designer determines what proportions of each color are used, where in the piece, and how.

One set of color-theories, widely used in our Etruscan Collar, employed to make these kinds of choices have to do withSimultaneity Effects. Colors in the presence of other colors get perceived differently, depending on the color combination.

 

 




In the Etruscan Collar project...

 

LearnToBead Goals:
- Creating a design-plan for a layered bead woven necklace collar
- Strategically selecting a color palette, especially in reference to "simultaneity effects"
- Implementing the Ndebele Stitch using a 4mm cube and two 2mm beads to create two strips which will later overlap
- Reinforcing the Ndebele strips
- Attaching and assembling two layers of Ndebele Stitched strips using a hybrid brick stitch/ndebele stitch technique

- Weaving in a decorative chain element along the inner boundaries of the piece, using a bookbinding stitch
- Attaching a choker clasp assembly
- Some ideas about what it means to "contemporize" a traditional piece of jewelry

 

Instructions Contents:

This set of instructions is organized as a series of
Jewelry Design Choices:

I. Planning Your Project
IA. Conceptualizing Your Piece
CONTEMPORIZING A TRADITIONAL DESIGN
COLOR SIMULTANEITY EFFECTS
IB. Measurements
IC. Selecting Materials
ID. Sketching a Pattern or Graph
IE. Identifying Potential Areas of Weakness within Your Piece
IF. Identifying How To Attach The Clasp
IG. Visualizing Your Process
IH. Organizing Your Work Space
II. Begining Your Project
IIA. Basic Steps
1. Make bottom Ndebele strip
2. Add outer embellishment
3. Make top Ndebele strip
4. Attach two overlapping strips
5. Weave in chain embellishment
6. Attach left side of clasp
7. Attach right side of clasp
IIB. Dealing with Contingencies
IIC. Finishing Touches
III. Summary of Learning Objectives You Have Met
After Accomplishing This Project
IV. Next Steps
IVA. Suggested Readings

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

NDEBELE STITCH
LTB-BW3-NB-01 Etruscan Collar
15 - 17 1/2" necklace
Intermediate/Advanced Level Class

 

BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

TECHNICAL MECHANICS

1. Managing Thread Tension

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

2. Holding Your Piece To Work It

BEGINNER

 

 

3. Reading Simple Pattern, Figure and/or Graph

 

 INTERMEDIATE

 

4. Selecting Materials

 

 INTERMEDIATE 

 

5. Identifying Areas of Potential Weakness, and 
Strategies for Dealing With These

 BEGINNER

 

 

6. Determining Measurements, including Width and Length of a Piece, Especially In Relationship To Bead Sizes

 

 INTERMEDIATE 

 

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