Versailles Cuff Kit

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Versailles Cuff Kit

$85.00

The Versailles Cuff was inspired by the idealistic and elaborate movie “Marie Antoinette.” Its curved and complex forms, bold ornamentation, details and irregular shapes are indicative of the Baroque style.

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  • Techniques:

    • Flat and Tubular Peyote
    • Stitch in the Ditch
    • Stringing
    • Edge Stitching

       
    Dimensions: 6.75″ long, 1.25″ wide (supplies included for wrist up to 9”)

    Skill level: Intermediate

    The Versailles Cuff was inspired by the idealistic and elaborate movie “Marie Antoinette,” produced by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst. The production and ornate stage sets that Sofia Coppola created for her film have the stamp of the Baroque style. The word “baroque” is derived from the Portuguese, meaning an imperfect pearl. In a nutshell, Baroque design is marked by curved and complex forms, bold ornamentation, details and irregular shapes. I am also a huge fan of the romantic and refined interior of the Palace of Versailles just outside of Paris, France. Marie Antoinette lived there for part of her life and the style of that palace is exquisite.

    The cuff is constructed of decorative panels woven in peyote stitch with decreases on the edge for a scalloped ridge. A faceted square stone is bezeled and attached to each panel, leaving open space for visual interest. Tiny pearls are stitched between each stone and a scrollwork pattern runs along the length of the bracelet. The clasp is a decorative panel with a button and loop closure. For added security the bracelet is constructed with a pin and hinge that hold it securely together. The pin is attached to the bracelet by a fine chain.

    This Kit Includes:

    • 2 colors of 15/0 Japanese seed beads
    • 1 color of 15/0 Japanese Charlottes
    • 2 colors of 11/0 Japanese cylinder beads
    • 1 color of Czech potato or round pearls
    • 8mm Swarovski square stones
    • Head pin with loop
    • Rolo chain
    • Beading needles
    • Beading thread
    • 1 reusable carrying case
    • Full color instructions with illustrations
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