A friend of mine likes to make historical recreations of jewellery that she sees in paintings. Being confined largely to bed, learning metalsmithing was out of the question, and so she has reproduced what she sees using beads. Her techniques are all self-taught - she "makes it up as she goes along."
Thanks, Sue B., for these fabulous pieces!
I don't pretend to understand the construction of them - I've included lots of close up pics. ;-)