[HNW] RE: Laurel Bead Bashing (was: Elizabethan Embroidery Colors)

Auna Oncay indiauna at cox-internet.com
Mon Aug 18 15:02:34 PDT 2003


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From: h-needlework-bounces at ansteorra.org
[mailto:h-needlework-bounces at ansteorra.org]On Behalf Of Chris Laning
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 4:41 PM
To: Historic Needlework
Subject: [HNW] RE: Laurel Bead Bashing (was: Elizabethan Embroidery

At 1:46 PM -0500 8/18/03, Auna Oncay wrote:
>Is there a link for Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum?  What did you have
>help you with?

You'll have better luck finding it as "Isabella Stewart Gardner"
(easy to get confused!). It's at http://www.gardnermuseum.org/

As far as the question about how the beads were attached goes --
whatever I know about it I've learned from looking at lots of
pictures, especially closeup pictures and pictures of beadwork that's
falling apart. There's a good closeup photo of a pearled halo from
the vestments of the Golden Fleece that shows a pearl dangling and
just about to fall off -- and you can see that in that case at least,
the pearls were simply strung on a thread which was tacked down
between every few beads. You can see it (sort of) at:
in the folder with the Beadwork article.
O    Chris Laning
|     <claning at igc.org>
+    Davis, California
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