Beads are booming again. Trendy look today almost inconceivable without one or more strings of beads of different sizes and shapes. No one is required, as in the '60s, encircle the neck, large, round and very bright plastic balls. At the forefront - diversity and individual approach.
Remember how Madame Zoe ("The Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin" A. Tolstoi) put on a neck crystal balls filled with some gas to capture the imagination of Rolling millionaire? As it is funny, it succeeded. Original thread beads and become one rod, which got money bag. That's what it means to find the right accessories!
In ancient times, too, guided by an individual. Jewellery could often be similar, but still were unique and besides there is always something to symbolize.
"If a woman wore on a string dry fruits or seeds, it reported its kind to others, that he was ready to become a mother, and she will have healthy offspring, - says anthropologist Olga Chugai. - In the necklace of shells was encrypted message to the heavens - please rain and good harvest. "
The luckiest find stones with holes, washed with water, is passed through them rope and wore these "chicken gods" as talismans. Such gifts were presented by stingy nature rarely, and creative personalities have learned to create "chicken gods" themselves. As long as necessary. So stone beads become accessible and common decoration. Found a pretty stone, dig up the hole - and all the cases.
Quite another matter - beads and necklaces made of precious stones. When they learned to handle and, most importantly, appreciate, thread with lapis lazuli, carnelian, coral, turquoise and amber orderly surrounded thin women and muscular men's neck. Decoration of rare, beautifully colored minerals were not only as mascots, hoping to get good luck, love, health and wealth, but also to witness the prosperity.
Beads, carved from gemstones, received permanent residence in the caskets of jewelry lovers of all time.
But such strange ornaments like necklaces from this exotic beetles, varnished and set in gold - is, of course, episodic craze of the XIX century.
But some strong emotions connected with it were! Positive - on the part of the proud mistresses, and deep funk - from others in the field of view which suddenly got the neck beauties plastered insects! I myself had almost caused a heart attack businessman from Irkutsk, which relaxed the beauty of Venice, he saw part of my necklace in the form of a stylized spider. Reaction was heartbreaking cry and a sharp jump. Uncle would surely reached the final of the championship by the sounds of wildlife. If any.
But back to the beads. The most common steel pearl. Just a few decades ago, every self-respecting lady was the owner of at least one strand of pearls. But better - a few. This women accustomed Chanel. And in the first third of the XX century, it really looked gorgeous. Moreover, that the image of pearls as mineral mysterious and dangerous, carefully maintained nowhere lessons born legends of love and death of famous historical characters. Gradually pearl interest fizzles. It did not help that the Great Mademoiselle brought into fashion accessible to all budgets artificial pearls.
Today, children are delicate pearl shells - a classic like a little black dress or a tailored suit. Treated with respect, but not inside the butterflies fluttering. Fashionable girls absolutely impressive attempts manufacturers refresh pearl idea by combining with other stones, or add some new items in the necklace. Except that, if the round pearl beads - in tight embrace of a red silk ribbon, like Lanvin. But much more interesting than the original fine connoisseur advanced gizmos.
This is not monotonic thread with the same beads, this enchanting improvisation variety of materials, shapes, colors and intricate rhythm.
High sample of this festive creativity have Missoni: beads colorful fabric, cord, small glass beads, large chain links. Such a creative and festive approach can be found only in the author's jewelry, each of which exists in a single copy. Just think: you own one such accessory, the second in the world there is no such! Exclusive, you know!