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ETRUSCAN COLLAR WORKSHOP (Instructional Fee plus Kit)

$224.00

ETRUSCAN COLLAR WORKSHOP (Instructional Fee plus Kit)

$224.00
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ETRUSCAN COLLAR WORKSHOP
Instructor:  Warren Feld
Satruday, 9/22/18, 10am-4pm
Instructional Fee: $65.00
Kit fee (discounted for this workshop):  $159.00 (for all palettes available)

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After you register, we will send you an email confirmation. 
You may also register by phone (615-292-0610) or in-person at Be Dazzled Beads in Nashville.

 

DESCRIPTION:

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

 

In this Etruscan Collar, we incorporate contemporary design and beadweaving techniques to bring about senses of sophistication, dimensionality, and clever craftsmanship. We discuss the roles of bead shapes and color selections, particularly in terms of simultaneity effects, in this 2-layered Ndebele Stitch piece. We use a modified Ndebele/Brick Stitch to attach our two Ndebele Stitch layers together and create a curved interior edge, and then a book-binding stitch to add a chain embellishment.

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 Jewelry has 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 with Simultaneity Effects. Colors in the presence of other colors get perceived differently, depending on the color combination.

 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:

Intermediate/Advanced

 

 

GOALS:

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

 

PROJECT/TASKS:

- Create 3" 2-layer sampler to rehearse each step in creating the full piece.
Begin Project...
- Create two layers of ndebele and ladder stitched strips
- Attach two strips
- Add chain embellishment
- Add clasp

 

PALLETTES

 

#1  ANTIQUE AMETHYST / SAGE GREEN PALETTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#2  BRILLIANT GOLD PALETTE

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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#3  SPECTRUM GOLD PALETTE

 

 

 

 
     

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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#5  TERRA COTTA / ROSE COTTA PALETTE (retiring this color)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SKILLS LEARNED:

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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 

 

7. Finishing Off Threads in Piece or Extending by Adding Threads

 BEGINNER

 

 

    

    

UNDERSTANDING CRAFT BASIS OF STITCH

1. Starting the Stitch

BEGINNER

 

 

2. Implementing the Basic Stitch

BEGINNER

 

 

3. Finishing Off Your Piece With A Clasp Assembly

BEGINNER

 

 

4. Creating Simple Surface Embellishment

 

 INTERMEDIATE 

 

5. Creating a Simple Edging or Fringe

 

 INTERMEDIATE 

 

6. Working Stitch in Flat Form

 

 INTERMEDIATE 

 

7. Increasing and Decreasing

 

 

 

8. Working Stitch in Tubular Form

 

 

 

9. Working Stitch To Create Open (Negative Spaces), and Split Forms

 

 

 

10. Elaborately Embellishing the Stitch, including Fringes, Edge Treatments, Bails, Straps and Connectors

 

 INTERMEDIATE 

 

11. Working Stitch in Circular Form

 

 

 

12. Working Stitch in Spiral Form

 

 

 

13. Working Stitch in Diagonal Form