Abstract Scalloped Wire Woven Brass and Green Bead Lapel Pin/Pendant
TITLE: Abstract Scalloped Wire Woven Brass and Green Bead Lapel Pin/Pendant
Brooches or lapel pins are returning to popularity with the fashion aware individual. They are perfect for any business suit and or coat. The shiny tarnish resistant Artistic brass wire used in this creation is elegant yet casual. The natural complement to this piece was the varied colors of subtle greens. The focal bead is a dense dark green faceted tear drop glass bead. It is encircled by three wires woven with a pattern of 3 wraps over 2 wires alternating creating the appearance of a checkerboard. Outside of that is a circle of glass semi-transparent variegated green smooth beads. The ultimate framework is a wire woven simulated filigree framework created with an open weave of 2 main wires wrapped with alternating 2 single wire wraps stretched to the second wire repeating back to the first wire. The frame work is constructed with a sturdy 20 gauge wire. The smaller wires to fill in the ribbon pattern are made with 24 gauge matching wires. There are two balancing open weave waves at the top of the pin. A few swirls and curls for added interest. There is a matching brass pin back with a security clasp attached. This pin back can also be used as a bail. Therefore it can be worn as a pendant. The item is extremely light weight and will add that special accent to any fashion chosen to wear.
LENGTH: 2.50 inches
WIDTH: 2.25 inches
WEIGHT: 0.50 ounces
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ITEM NUMBER: Br#002
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ONLY the PIN back is included...if a necklace is desired please see below.....
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The price will depend on the length and material of the necklace desired. The sizes can range from 16 inches up to 30 inches in length. The materials can be a pre-made chain with clasp, handmade chain, ribbon, leather, satin or velvet cord. The handmade chain and cords will have a handmade original clasp. Your choice will be either a hook and eye or toggle clasp in metal. The handmade chain and clasp will match the metal of the pendant.
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ABSTRACT ART: www.tate.org.uk › art › art-terms › abstract-art
Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.
BAIL: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
A metal loop that is used to attach a chain or cord to a pendant.
BRASS: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
An alloy of copper and zinc which creates a metal with a bright gold-like color.
BROOCH/BROACH: By Cambridge Dictionary
(US also broach) (US also pin)
A small piece of jewelry with a pin at the back that is fastened to a woman’s clothes
GAUGE: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
The measurement of the thickness of wire or metal sheet: the higher the number, the thinner the metal. A 20-gauge wire or metal sheet will be finer than a 16-gauge wire or metal sheet.
GLASS BEADS: Defined by the Free Dictionary by Farlex:
Small, round or many-sided beads made from transparent or colored glass (less frequently, from metal), with holes for threading.
PENDANT: as defined by - https://www.britannica.com/art/pendant-jewelry
Pendant, in jewelry, ornament suspended from a bracelet, earring, or, especially, a necklace. Pendants are derived from the primitive practice of wearing amulets or talismans around the neck. The practice dates from the Stone Age, when pendants consisted of such objects as teeth, stones, and shells.
Metal that has been covered with special coating that protects the surface from any oxidation and discoloration of the surface.
WEAVING: Babylon English Dictionary
Act or process of making fabric by interlacing threads Knit, interlace; wind (between obstacles); be knit, be interlaced; embroider
WEARABLE ART: by Wikipedia
Wearable art, also known as Artwear or "art to wear", refers to individually designed pieces of (usually) handmade clothing or jewellery created as fine or expressive art.
WIRE WEAVING: By www.instructables.com/How-to- Weave-Wire/
Simply put, wire weaving is just looping thin wire around a heavy wire frame in a pattern. What changes is how many times you loop the thin weaving wire around one base wire before looping it onto another base wire. The weaving wire can be brought over or under the base wires in any pattern you like.
HISTORY and SPECIAL INFORMATION
A history of brooches: the evolution of style
Currently enjoying a fashionable revival, Beth Bernstein pins down the styles of brooches that have been popular through the eras. 09 October 2016 by BETH BERNSTEIN
Cultural influences such as Queen Elizabeth II, below, who celebrated her 90th birthday this year and has a close affinity for brooches, and the new generation of women who think of jewellery as more than just bling, are shedding a new light on these adornments of the past. But brooches didn’t start out as jewels. They began life as functional, utilitarian items that were used to secure pieces of clothing, like a loincloth. The first recorded brooches were made of thorns and flint, while pins crafted from metal date back to the Bronze Age.
Although brooches became more ornamental during the Byzantine period, they were still most commonly worn as a fastener for a scarf or a shawl, which eventually evolved into more elaborate designs worn to accessorize rather than hold together the fashions of the day.
Whether you are interested in the style, the symbolism, the sentiment or all three, sit back and enjoy our retrospective of brooches through the ages.
Celtic brooches (or Viking brooches)
Utilized as cloak fasteners and worn by Celts and Vikings, the first Celtic brooches were seen in the Early Medieval period in Ireland and Britain and feature a long pin attached to a ring. The pin moves around the ring, which is open, allowing the pin to pass through without leaving a permanent hole in the clothing. In Viking times, brooches were worn everyday by both men and women, and were available with a diverse level of detailing.
Like all forms of mourning jewellery, brooches were worn after a bereavement and to commemorate loved-ones that had passed before. Although mourning jewellery had been around since the 16th century, mourning brooches took on various designs and details during the height of their popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries. In early Georgian times, they were often a provision in wills, to be distributed to esteemed family and friends. In the late 18th century, mourning miniatures came into vogue. These navette and oval-shaped brooches under glass, like the one below, depicted sepia scenes of sorrow, mounted on ivory, and often incorporated hair and seed pearls (representative of tears). They were inscribed with the name and date of birth and death of the deceased on the back and sometimes had a compartment for hair.
The other, most widely recognized, form of mourning brooch is one containing the hair of a lost loved-one. Although not all hair jewellery is a memento of death, in this context, hair is woven under crystal or glass, with designs that represent eternity and stones that represent loss and tears.
Although cameos - hard stone and shell carved in relief - date back to ancient times, they also formed part of the souvenirs of the Grand Tour. Many associate cameo brooches with Queen Victoria, who had a deep fondness for them and would often bestow a gift of a likeness of Prince Albert or herself on members of the court and staff. But the most alluring cameo brooches through time depict a narrative – legends, mythological scenes or gods and goddesses. The best examples, in which you can see and feel the layers of the stone that has been carved, were made from hard stone.
Love brooches (or sweetheart brooches)
These were sometimes called ‘sweetheart brooches’, but historically there was another type of sweetheart brooch – those that were given by soldiers to their loved-ones as they marched off to WWI. The love brooches of the late Victorian aesthetic period were crafted from sheets of silver and designed as tokens of affection, with motifs and messages first seen in the sentimental jewellery of the Georgian and Romantic period in the Victorian Era.
Due to the fact that they were lightweight and crafted in silver, with overlays of rose and yellow gold, almost all social classes could own or gift these lovely little keepsakes. Decorated with everything from lovebirds and double hearts to well wishes, good tidings and positions in the family, these brooches captured the passions of prior times and allowed the masses to experience the romance of giving or receiving them.
There are many more historical and legendary styles to discover and purchase. Why not trying and pin down the right style for you?
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