Etruscan Revival Cuff

Workshop Length: One day class
Skill Level: Intermediate

Techniques:

  • Circular and Flat Peyote
  • Stitch in the Ditch
  • Stringing
  • Edging

Dimensions: Focal stone is 1.5″ in diameter, Band is 0.8″ wide and 7.25″ long.

The Etruscans inhabited the middle of Italy during the early Roman period. They were an aesthetically refined people and their jewelry reflected their meticulous ornamentation. At the early part of the 1800’s a large find of Etruscan jewelry was uncovered and it spawned a period of copying these spectacular jewels.

Characteristic of the Etruscan style, the focal ornament is large and overstated. A peyote bezel using cylinder and seed beads is employed to secure the large German glass cabochon. Once secure, it is then inlaid with zircon cup chain and adorned with a track of large beads on the outside edge to further enhance the proportions.

The band of this bracelet is made of square dimensional open eyelets with a decorative bead at the center and edging around to draw attention to the opening. The closure features two shaped open eyelet end caps with a button and loop closure.