22 - 29 September 2017
 
       
    Please note that all the workshops are in English.
 
     
 
3 Workshops by Helena Tang-Lim
 
 

 

 
 

 

Seed Pods

 
 
 
  What are seed pods?
Seedpods are incredible vessels, tasked with protecting seeds as they mature and assisting with their dispersal.

“Seedpods are these amazing little packages of DNA but often they are overlooked.
People see them as the death of the flowers,
but in fact they are the opposite: the future of the species.”
Anna Laurent, flora-focused writer, producer, and photographer (www.annalaurent.com)

The seed develops in a fertilized in the flower blossom and they grow and mature, protected from the elements by the seedpod. And when they are ready to become a plant, the pod bursts open spilling all the seeds, as far away as possible from the mother to ensure the survival of the new plant.

Our seedpods unlike the real seedpod, stay a pod forever. Tiny beads surround a core bead to form colourful little pods. A bunch of multi-coloured and multi-sized pods are hung from a 6 sided peyote bail. The pendant is then hung from a richly textured spiral rope.
 
 
 
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Project Difficulty : Advanced 2
Techniques Used : Spiral Rope
Peyote
Herringbone
Pre-requisite : Peyote
Herringbone
Workshop Duration : 1 day (6 hours)
Kits : Mandatory
 
 

 

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La Manchette de Versailles

 
 

 
  Château de Versailles, home to three Kings of France, the court of France and seat of government, renown for not only its powerful inhabitants but also the beautiful French Baroque architecture and style. Characterized by complicated shapes, extravagant ornaments, opulent paintings and bold contrasts Versailles is not only the symbol of absolute French monarchy but also inspiration for many châteaux in Europe.

And it is this beautiful château that inspired this jewel. A sparkling Swarovski cushion cut stone is surrounded and embellished with fire polished beads. A pliant band intricate woven fire polished and O beads form the bracelet showcasing the beautiful crystal.

As extravagant and opulent as the style that inspired it, La Manchette de Versailles is a luxurious and extravagant bracelet that would find its place in any royal court.

This is the accompaniment bracelet to Le Joyau de Versailles.

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Inner Circumference : 18.5cm (7.25")
Width : 4cm (1.5")
 
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Project Difficulty : Very Advanced 3
Techniques Used : Right Angle Weave
Prismatic Right Angle Weave
Pre-requisite : Right Angle Weave
Cubic Right Angle Weave
Workshop Duration : 1 day (6 hours)
Kits : Mandatory
 
 

 

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The Chatelaine's Heirloom
 
 
 
  The Chatelaine is the mistress of a castle or a large and elegant household. It would not be surprising that she would have among her possessions many beautiful jewels and trinkets befitting her station in life. Passed from generations to generations these trinkets would be valuable heirlooms.

The Chatelaine’s Heirloom is a self-supporting hollow 3D vessel. Little beads woven into a series of little cubes that form the core supporting spokes. These spokes hide a second colour embellishment on the inside giving it its exquisite jewel tones. An embellished “waist” of crystals further gives the vessel a sense of luxury and its jewel appearance. More crystals embellish both the top and end points of the vessel. 

The vessel is further suspended from a richly embellished rope echoing the same jewel tones. In lieu of a bail, the rope terminates with a crystal orb at each end. The ends are then attached to the vessel itself to become another accent to the whole.
 
 
 
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Internal Diameter : 80 cm (15.75")
Pendant : 9 cm (H) x 4 cm (W)
 
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Project Difficulty : Advanced 3
Techniques Used : Right Angle Weave
Prismatic Right Angle Weave
Pre-requisite : Right Angle Weave
Cubic Right Angle Weave
Workshop Duration : 1 day (6 hours)
Kits : Mandatory
 
     
   
 

 

     
 
 
           
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