Sotoir - what is this ... Sotoir own hands: master class
Today there is a remarkable trend. The days of faceless knickknacks irretrievably sunk into oblivion, giving way to unique ornaments, clothing and accessories created by skilled craftsmen. The loud word "fashion" gives up positions to no less than sonorous words "individuality", "style", "taste".
Huge popularity is enjoyed not only byauthor's clothes and shoes, but also accessories. And today we will make an unusual decoration - a sotoir. What is it, is not yet known to everyone, but the history of this accessory has more than one decade. It's time to eliminate all the gaps and give due attention to this wonderful gizmo.
Originally from past eras
Some women have very specialcaskets with ornaments. In such treasures there is hardly any fashionable novelties, but grandmother's amber beads from the 50's or coral earrings, in which my mother was wearing in the 70's, is yes. And is there, among other things, a long string of pearls that you can wrap your neck 2-3 times? Or, say, a chain with a suspension, hanging almost to the waist, there is not hiding? Or maybe there was a beaded thread in the corner that could be wrapped around from head to foot? If you were lucky enough to find something similar in your bins, rejoice! This is a sotoire. What it is, you might not know, but you probably saw it before, and maybe even wore it. Just a word it seemed unusual. This happens often. The fact is that the sotoir is not a new phenomenon, and today it does not experience the first or even the second youth. The world was already going crazy about this accessory, and now it's time for him to return to the jewelry boxes.
Well, if you are not lucky enough to find this accessory among your favorite and half-forgotten ornaments, you should not be upset. You can do it yourself. Yes, such that everyone just gasps!
It is commonly believed that the cell appeared in the 1920sXX century. What was happening then in the fashion world! This period is marked by the reign of the Art Deco style with its insane combinations of boyhood and femininity, minimalism and luxury. That's when the fashion for the long thin beads, hanging down to the waist, went. And the most progressive nature went even further and began to throw these same beads on their backs or pass through them one hand. So the word "sotuar" appeared. What it is? It's simple - in French it means "over the shoulder".
Whether it is necessary to consider the official version is uniquetrue? After all, in many cultures of the world something like this existed from time immemorial. The truth is, as usual, somewhere in the middle: the sotura had many prototypes, and for the first time it entered into fashion in the 1920s. By the way, in those days most of these ornaments were made by hand. This means that we can do it.
Types of sotuaries
Before you get started, it's worthDetermine what will be our future accessory. Very popular today are the beads, beads, natural and artificial pearls, ornamental stones, crystals, chains and even filament yarns.
Glittering jewelry made of stones or beads"Swarovski" - this is a great option for a wedding, graduation, jubilee. No less solemn is the pearls and its imitation. If you plan to make an accessory for every day, choose glass, metal or plastic to make a sotoire. The master class will help to sort things out. Very bright summer images are obtained if you use beads.
We make a sotuar with a suspension-brush
To make this classic accessorywe need a brush made of silk threads, a chain for jewelry, several beads in tone with a brush and a few transparent, hugs (two for each bead) and jewelry pins. The tool will require round-nosed pliers, pliers and metal scissors.
Sothoin with a brush: a master class
- Through all the beads we miss pins, not forgetting about the hunters. We round off the ends of the pins with round-bends, we cut off the excess metal.
- Cut the chain into pieces 3-7 cm.
- We connect in turn the chains and loops of the pins, forming a sotuar.
- When the product reaches the desired length, we connect its ends, we attach the bead, we fix the brush to it.
By the same principle, it is possible to manufacture abrush not on a chain, but on a thread with beads. And if you know how to knit beaded strings, this skill can come in handy here. The main condition - the length of the product should be large enough.
How to make a beaker from a bead
Very nice and elegant looking sotuaries frombeads. It is important to observe the measure. The product should be not only long, but also rather magnificent. To do this, assemble it from several beaded threads. Do not try to use cheap beads of low quality! Choose an equal and equal in size. Then your sotuar will look neat and beautiful.
Good and monophonic, and colored. You can use "soup" - a mixture of different colors of beads of one kind. And you can thread on each thread a bead of the same color. In the collection it will look very bright. It remains only to fix all the threads between each other at the tips, put on them hugs and fasten the lock.
As easy as pie
If manipulation with beads, the selection of colors andworking with a tool is not your option, but the soul asks for something unusual, do not despair. Start with the simplest. Make an exquisite thin spinal sotuar. What is it, you can see in the photo.
You will need a thin jewelery chain and twobeads. Choose pearl or Swarovski. Secure the beads at the ends of the chain, as described above, and simply tie the sotuar knot. Of course, the nodule can be done on the back and on the chest. It depends on the style of clothes with which you intend to wear jewelry.
With what to wear it
Agree, it's not difficult to make a piece by yourself. And when it starts to turn out simple, the turn will come for more complicated and refined.
It is believed that this decoration is suitable not only for evening dresses, but also takes a worthy place among the things of style kazhual. It will be appropriate for a walk, in the office, and at a picnic.
If you intend to supplement them with a dress withlaconic naked back, do not be afraid to move the unit back. In addition, it can be wrapped around the neck several times in the form of short beads. This universality once helped to popularize the sotoire.