This tutorial is easy to follow, however, you need to have previous experience with odd and even count Peyote, and bezeling cabochons with Peyote.
- 6 mm round pearls,
- Miyuki seed beads 11/0,
- Miyuki seed beads 15/0,
- Miyuki Delica 11/0,
- 4 mm sew-on rhinestones,
- 8 mm rivoli cabochon,
- Preciosa pendant drop,
- sew-on snap clasp.
- thin beading needle,
- Fireline or other strong and thin beading thread,
- bead mat,
- thread burner or scissors.
Buying this tutorial enables you to ﬁnish the jewel for personal use and also to sell the ﬁnished product.
KEEP IN MIND!
The diagrams and written instructions are clear and easy to follow, but remember, that you are always only an email away from me if you need more help or have a problem with finding the right material.
Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit had gotten married recently. Both of them belonged to wealthy families, and celebrated their union by ordering a double-portrait from the most celebrated artist of that time – Rembrandt van Rijn, the painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Marten is holding a glove, and Oopjen, probably already carrying their first child, has a black feather-fan in her hand. These attributes, together with all the lace and jewelry, but even the black color of their clothes, which was highly fashionable that time signifies their standing between the rich merchants of Amsterdam. Up until that moment, a full-body portrait was exclusive to the ranks of royalty.
This incredible wealth was the result of commerce between the Dutch Kingdom and the so-called East and West Indies (Asia and the American continent). The exotic touch of the pearls reflect this perfectly. Even if this young couple lived through the happiest times of their lifes while standing models for Rembrandt, sadly, the countries where all this wealth originated were used as vasal states and kept in poverty. We can only imagine how the clasp of Oopjen’s necklace looked like. However, the multi-strand pearls and the long, unusual shape of the pendant are clearly recognisable on this beaded ‘replica.’