Level - Intermediate to Advanced
Primarily known for their work with diamonds, the firm designed lavish pieces, often incorporating other stones in new and unusual settings for contrast and color. The Golden Twenties witnessed an exceptional alliance of taste, talent and money. The House of Cartier reached dizzying heights of Art Deco splendor, and as with a lot of other houses during the 20's, flora and fauna was replaced with bold geometric shapes, juxtaposed or superimposed on one another.
Arabesque Collar is a meeting of materials, a collision of contrasts and a marriage of metal and glass. The word "Arabesque" refers to an Arabic or Moorish form of artistic decoration based on linier patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage or complex geometrical patterns.
Thin copper patina is the base of the central component, cut to an oval shape and decorated with a beautifully bezeled CZ, using peyote stitch. The CZ bezel is embellished with pearls and crystals, drawing the eye to this focal point. The metal form is simply bezeled, ending with a picot/netting flourish. Behind the scenes, there is a pearl cabochon "foot" added to support the metal structure on the collar.
Cubic right-angle weave,
using fire polish beads, is used to create curved 3-D components that are
then laced together to create a form-fitting collar that makes a statement!
The collar ends in a simple closure, allowing the design to flow around the
neck. Art Deco style meets the 21st century!"