Betty's Beaded Creations

Specializing in Traditional and Non-Traditional Glass Beadwork

Bead Embroidery Necklaces

K'taqamkuk "Big Land'

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K'taqamkuk "Big Land'
One of a kind custom piece. Currently available at Devon House Crafts Center, St. John's, NL. Bead Embroidered Precious Metal Clay Eight Point Star Medallion with Spiral Herringbone Chain & Twisted Fringe. This stunning piece was inspired from a traditional symbol of my Mi'kmaq Culture. The eight point star is a revision of the seven pointed star that represents the original seven districts of the Mi'kmaq Nation which later became eight districts with the addition of KTaqamkuk (Newfoundland - The Big Shore) The handmade precious metal clay focal piece was made by me at a PMC (precious metal clay) workshop that I did with Shannon Kennedy in March 2009. The silver focal piece is encased in glass seed beads then surrounded by bead embroidery in a traditional pattern with complimentary colours. The pendant is backed with leather and is embellished with twisted fringe and a beaded bail. The spiral herringbone chain is finished with black fire polished Czech crystals and a beaded toggle. For those of you who are not familiar with PMC here is more information: It is an exciting material developed and patented in the 1990s by Mitsubishi Materials of Japan. It is microscopic particles of silver that are mixed with a binder to create a material that feels and has the working properties of modeling clay. Using basic tools, the clay is easily given shape, texture, and character. After air-drying, the pieces are then fired and the binding unit burns off leaving behind fully metallic object. Fired PMC work can be polished, soldered, enameled, and enjoyed like any other silver item. PMC is .999 pure silver. Bead colours: black, red, white, matte turquoise, galvanized silver.
Posted on December 22, 2009 Slideshow

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