Placidia Cuff was inspired by the ceiling mosaics in the Mausoleum of Galla
Placidia in Ravenna, Italy. Ravenna is one of my favorite towns in Italy.
It is known for its mosaics and is a UNESCO site.
Galla Placidia was the daughter of emperor Theodosius I (379-395). She was
given her own household while underage and she became financially
independent. Galla was a major force in Roman politics. She was queen to
Ataulf, king of the Visigoths and after his death she briefly become empress
to Constantius III, and Valentinian III. She was a devout Christian and
patron of religion. She was involved in the building of several churches in
Rome and Ravenna. She is not buried in the mausoleum but was responsible
for its construction.
The design has one cuff that is wider than the other for those of us who
like “big” jewelry. Components are made separately and attached to the
cuff. Stitches included: Circular peyote, tubular peyote, flat Double
Right Angle Weave.