Evenings and Special Occasions

‘Lily & Leaves’ Corsage, as before, but placed on the shoulder point

The Victorian technique of wire beading constructs the design by placing beads individually onto the wire as the design is worked.
With the French or Venetian technique, the beads are all first strung onto a reel of wire and then the beaded wire is manipulated into the design. French & Venetian wire beading is therefore usually of one colour, as it would be difficult to thread a pattern of different colours first onto the reel of wire, and work it with accuracy. This is why the couture favours the Victorian method, which allows for more complicated design possibilities.

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