Level - Intermediate to Advanced
Famous designers like William Morris, Louis Comfort Tiffany, The House of Worth and René Lalique, took their inspiration to new heights, creating living spaces, couture clothing, glass art, and fine jewelry, all based on one colorful bird: the Peacock! They used a variety of materials in their creations, to include fabric, paint, opalescent glass, fine metals and bronze, and enamel.
Regarded by many cultures as a symbol of wealth, beauty and rebirth, peacocks were also a symbol of royalty. Indian rulers would have servants cool them with peacock feather fans. Japan regarded Peacocks as a symbol of dignity and beauty. Images of these beauties can also be found in early Christian tomb art, and were a favorite motif in ancient Rome and Byzantium.
Feathers of the Peacock is
my interpretation of a more contemporary approach to a timeless inspiration.
Three feather shapes are filled with embellished Swarovski pearls and linked
together for a fabulous focal point. All of the feather shapes and the
necklace straps are created in cubic right-angle weave. The pearl
embellishments, buttons and the necklace connector utilize peyote stitch,
netting and embellishing techniques."