Little Tapestries - Ro Marie
Pendant Choker Necklace
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LITTLE TAPESTRIES - Ro Marie pendant
choker necklace interweaves austrian crystal, czech glass, japanese
glass and gemstone beads. This piece was inspired by the artwork of
Romare Bearden, particularly his selection and placement of colors.
I wanted to mirror his color-blocking sensibilities, as well as his
use of line and form. His paintings often have the feel of a collage,
with strict linear segmentations of sections and strong secondeary
and tertiary color contrasts and juxtapositions within the piece.
tapestry background is right angle weave stitch, using mixes of tiny
cubes and round beads. I wanted a maximum impact of light, color and
shadow, so I created this open-netting as background, and three laborately
bead-woven sections as foreground.
left two-thirds (with peach and light lavender beads) is a bead woven
applique (square and ladder stitches) later stitched to the tapestry
background. Next to this section is a vertical line of mocca brown
crystal beads, which are stitched directly to the tapestry background
using layered right angle weave. The final third section -- far right
-- is composed of gemstone, crystal and glass beads embroidered onto
the tapestry background, using a back stitch.
you picture the tapestry as a table with rows and columns, then each
of the three sections is constructed "vertically", that
is top down, one column at a time. This allows a hinging between each
"column" of beads, and allows the piece to more easily conform
to the person's body, as worn. There is also a slit in the piece at
the center, from the bottom and about 1/3rd of the way up. The split
sections overlap each other. This construction choice also allows
the piece to better shape to the body, and work well with different
body shapes and curves.
gold filled chain is woven right into the piece, using right angle
weave interspersing the chain links. This weaving continues up about
1/3 of the way of the chain, on each side.
piece is meant to be worn close to the neck. However, it can easily
function as a longer piece, as well.
LITTLE TAPESTRIES - Ro Marie piece is
a one of a kind. If you would like something similar, we can work
together to design it.
As shown: $8500.00
for Similarly Designed Pieces:
(will vary a little bit, depending on choice of materials)
with nonprecious metals
$8,000.00 to $16,000 with precious metals
--- Warren Feld