Here there are just
tons of beady things to ogle at. Beadwork on the hat, not
to mention the necklace (Both which I have recreated, find
This necklace is truly a work of art. It is three layers of
black seed beeds and wire in a ladder type configuration,
with two layers of pearls in between.In looking at the detail
below yo can tell that the first layer of pearls fall in a
very set pattern on the first layer, every fourth rung, which
is where a gold/bronze bugle bead is. The second layer of
pearls merely lines up a pearl between the pearls in the layer
above it, no set place.
Hat: It is
hard to tell, even on my poster sized version I have here
at the house, what exactly is going on here. I will make a
guess and say gold metal embrodery (wire) with eiether tiny
pearls or silver beads. The more I look at it, I lean towards
silver beads. The coloration is different than that pearls
on the necklace. The hat beads are very white in tone whereas
the pearls on the neclace are very cream or fleshy colored.
Perhaps this means they are silver, or they are glass faux
pearls, I am not sure.