A Victorian Romance: cameos & velvet ribbon

June 15, 2010

Like haiku poetry, cameos are miniature works of art…but you can wear these.

“And full on the bauble-crest alway–
A cameo image keen and fine…”*

WWVD? What would a Victorian do?

  • Velvet ribbon is the period-perfect stringing material for showing off a cameo pendant.
  • With the availability of ring blanks, you can set a cameo in one to wear on a finger.
  • These cameos make a delightful centerpiece when attached to a leather cuff bracelet.

“A pleasant picture, purely set,
Its mood all fair, though grave.
The virtue of an amulet
To my remembrance gave.”**

What’s your inspiration for using cameos? Comment below & share it!

* From “The Cameo Bracelet” by James R. Randall, circa 1860

** From “A Cameo” by Irène Hardy, 1892

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  • Cristina June 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I’m totally in love with wire wrapped cameos, either as pendants, bracelets or rings. A beautiful cameo, wrapped in a Pharaoh’s ring is a handmade work of art!
    Just my two cents…