I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live ...
I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live in the South East Asian region. They have the most beautiful colors and designs and I wanted a pair of my own. Once I made the first pair, then a second, then a third. Then I discovered other kinds of beads and other methods of putting the beads together. You can say from then on there was no stopping me.View all patterns by designer (77) »
Throughout history, awards and honors have been given by various royal families to trusted citizens and those that have contributed in one way or another to the royal family or country. These honors are often in the form of beautiful bejewelled ornaments that are worn as part of the regalia during formal occasions, around the neck on a piece of ribbon or pinned to the gown.
Le Bijou Perle is one such ornament awarded to those who have achieved the royal Order of the Rocaille in the Land of Beadery. Only to be worn during formal beading occasions, Le Bijou Perle hangs like a gleaming jewel from a delicate organza ribbon. A glittering pear shaped Swarovski crystal is surround by 69 other smaller sparkly crystals in a delicate web of rocailles.
A clever network of varying sizes and number of beads hold the many crystals in place framing the jewel. Utilising techniques from bead embroidery and bead weaving, Le Bijou Perle is definitely a must for those who are part of the royal Order of the Rocaille.
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