LES CARDINALS


LES CARDINALS
Collar necklace
Piece Unique
Entirely hand beaded , hand embroidered. 


More than 60 working hours were necessary to realize LES CARDINALS.


It is embroidered with colorful wool threads and vintage beads.
The white/cream beads are exceptional by their size and quality of mother of pearl . They are from early 20Th. Century , used to make the luxurious Rosary with large silver cross .


Yellow , coral orange , turquoise blue/green , lilac glass beads are from France , dated 1930s , used to make Rosary are from the region of Briare .
This area was famous in the 19th century for its production of glass and mother of pearl buttons & beads , and later the enamel for mosaics.
They are the original brand Bapterosses ( created in 1845 ,producing glass buttons ) , who moved in 1850 in Briare . Bapterosses started the production of these beads in 1864 .
Due to the success of the buttons and beads , the factory grown more and more . In 1881 , Briare becomes "The City of The Beads" . Peoples from villages around worked for the factory too : in 1881 , between 9 000 to 10 000 persons worked for Bapterosses !
In 1882 they started to produce enamel for mosaics . Which continue to be produced .
The production of buttons and beads stopped early in the 1950s , because the success of the plastic , more cheap and not fragile . What a pity !


The green glass faceted beads are from 1950s .



The fringes are in wool knotted , with lampwork glass beads from India.



Closed on the neck by 2 magnetic snap fasteners : a very easy to fix it .



DIMENSIONS :
Neck circumference 16.5 inch // 42 cm, can have 1 inch more if you close only with one fastener.
From the front neckline to the end of the longest fringes : 16 inch // 41 cm
From the back of the neck to the end of the longest fringes : 22 inch // 56 cm
Width : 11.5 inch  // 29 cm
Wool fringes approx from 8 inch to 12 inch  // 20 cm to 30 cm

For information , I am a "petite size" ( 5'2" // 1m59 ) , wearing a small FR 36 // US petite size S / 4 .
My neck circumference is 12 inch // 30,5 cm .

If you think my necklaces are too much big ( maybe on me because my petite size , but I love that , xxl necklaces ) , if you are more taller than me , the result will be different ....


This necklace is comfortable to wear : between the front and the lining , I use 2 felts , to give its shape and thickness .
These 2 parts are hand-sewn together.



Lined with up-cycled crepe silk from an Indian sari .


Price : 720 USD + worldwide shipping international parcel 35 USD
Installment payments / layaway are possible , don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you: jevdajevda@gmail.com

If you are interested to buy it immediately, to facilitate the payment,
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INFORMATIONS :
Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries , condition , maybe apparent.
This should not be considered as imperfection and are the characteristic of vintage materials.
Colors and light may vary depending on your screen.

Thank you for your visit and interest in my work.

Jenny Eve
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LES CARDINALS
Price 720 USD + 35 USD Shipping
( 755 USD )