Friday, April 22, 2016

Venetian Mirrors - my fourth Class in New York

I am very happy to share with you my fourth class being taught in New York in June 

"Venetian Mirrors"

I am ecstatic to say I just finished writing the tutorial for this very intricate, very step laden design.
You cannot see here, but the back has very intricate beading on it as well.  In fact the back looks very antique/vintage - well in keeping for its inspiration - the Hall of Mirrors in Versaille. 
I have done the pattern on the back to lift the rhodium plated montee cases up off the skin, 
enabling base metal allergy sufferers to wear a Venetian Mirror bracelet for themselves.

I seriously felt it would be pretty impossible for me to illustrate this design, but after 45 hours 
of writing over two and a half weeks it is completed. 
It takes so long to write as I am only able to focus for a maximum of about 4 hours, sometimes less. When I complete a long session of writing my brain feels what I call "fuzzzzzed". Kind of a not quite in the present when you stop, almost numbed.
I learnt a lot from illustrating this design. I had to really deconstruct the steps to come up with the
best way to explain each bead being added. Also being a monochromatic piece it was a challenge to show the additions and thread paths for ease of understanding.

So here is "Venetian Mirrors" I hope you enjoy looking and should you require any more information
on the classes just click on the image and you will be taken to the class details.


  1. This bracelet design is awesome. Congratulations on such a beautiful work :-)
    -Eva Maria

    1. Hi Eva Maria, m,any thanks for your comment. I am very thrilled you check out my blog page.
      Many, many thanks

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Patrick!

  3. I was so excited to see you teaching this most exquisite bracelet in New York~! But the dates don't work as my family is visiting from afar those days :-( ... I pray that you will make this tutorial in the near future... I appreciate how you explain your thought process in recording the intricate design .. my head would explode! Bless you!

    1. Hello Lilly,
      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I am saddened you are unable to enrol in this class, but I do wish you well on your holidays.
      I will release this tutorial in the future but it will stay in my teaching portfolio for awhile yet.

      Many thanks…..Patrick

  4. Please let us know when you release this as a tutorial. Its stunning.

  5. Please let us know when you release this bracelet as a tutorial. Its stunning.