Romanesque was designed for the September Beadventure 2017 trip where we will visit the region of Emilia Romagna and learn about the “Ars Canusina” movement in the area. Ars Canusina is a brand of handicrafts in the area of Canossa. The area once belonged to Countess Matilde (a very interesting woman of her time). Dr. Maria Bertolani Del Rio was the first one to set up a handicraft center in the region (another great woman and story).
The region also contains many examples of Romanesque architecture and motifs. These pieces (Romanesque Tassel and Romanesque Bracelet) are the second in my architecture series. The Romanesque arch is integral to both designs.
The pieces are made with CRAW, Odd-count Peyote, and embellishments. The tassel also has a dome using Circular Brick Stitch. Other designs will be discussed during the days of the workshop.
Intermediate to Advanced