Torsade Necklaces

When you admire the beauty of a great work of art, you might note the subtlety of the artist's technique with colour. Tiny strokes of paint create a vivid impression of light and shadow that give dimension to the canvas. The tiny glass beads of an Italian torsade necklace create a similar subtle beauty as strands of multicoloured glass twine around one another in a delicate interplay of colour. An elegantly twisted rope of blended hues makes matching outfits effortless. Choose a sophisticated torsade necklace to tie a look together or create subtle contrast.

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The beauty of a torsade necklace lies not in its individual beadwork, but in the whole picture. Each twisted necklace contains thousands of individual metal, glass or pearlised beads. Italian artisans choose beads for their colour harmony and gather them in a thick rope or braid. They then give the separate strands a twist to create a beautifully subtle blending of hues. A twisted bead necklace in complementary colours instantly expands your wardrobe options; you can match any of the varied colours in your necklace and look supremely chic. 

While colour takes centre stage in some torsade necklaces, others also play with proportion. A traditional Italian twisted necklace includes seed beads of a similar size, but adding a strand or two of larger beads transforms a subtle style into a statement piece. Substantial without ever looking heavy, a necklace with varied beads looks especially fresh with smooth fabrics that contrast with its many textures. It's an elegant accessory with silk charmeuse or a soft knit. 

Incorporating new textures adds another layer of beautiful complexity to a necklace or a pair of torsade earrings. Mixing strands of tiny Venetian glass beads with larger beads in gold or silver vermeil creates a look as rich as an ornate tapestry. Pearls are a natural match with colourful glass; their soft lustre picks up the hues of the beads around them and creates new colours within the curves of the necklace. 

The perfect mix of sophistication and practicality, torsade jewellery graces everything in your wardrobe with a touch of artistry.

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