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Frivolité

SM0282 ID SM0282 (photo)
Arrived 9/04/07, PM (USPS)
From Bridget Snedden, Deland, FL
Description 2 lacework chokers
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Swapped for TBD
Status at CP

We've received hundreds of items here at the Swap Meat and even a fair amount of jewelry, but I believe this is the first hand-made lace to arrive in our mailbox. Bridget at Lost Arts specializes in Frivolité, a 16th-century lacework technique usually used for the edge of cuffs, collars, or doilies. Bridget uses the technique to make necklaces of her own design, of cotton or cotton/silk-blend thread and natural-material beads such as glass, stone, or precious metals. She sent us two necklaces in a handmade gift box. It's mindblowing that such simple, old-fashioned materials plus a lot of hard work can create such a modern, distinctive piece of jewelry.

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