Lacey Victorian Beaded Earrings workshop at the Bement-Billings Farmstead

Lacey Victorian Beaded Earrings workshop at the Bement-Billings FarmsteadLacey Victorian Style Earrings, pictured, will be the subject of an upcoming workshop presented by SuZ McManus, and planned for July 27 at the Bement-Billings Farmstead Museum in Newark Valley. Provided photo.

On July 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., a Lacey Victorian Style Earrings workshop, presented by SuZ McManus, will take place at the Bement-Billings Farmstead Museum, located on Route 38 in Newark Valley. 

Participants will use two-hole beads, a modern adaptation of a historic style. There will be color choices. This is a modern translation created using modern innovations for the type of earrings worn by the Victorian ladies. They would have loved the modern two-hole beads. These are not copies, but are impressions of the style using newer two-hole beads.

Beading was a very serious subject to Victorian ladies who had the time to indulge in it themselves or the wherewith to hire a well known beader doing the work for something special. It might be a Christening gown, a ball gown, a wedding gown, or mourning garments. 

The cost of the workshop is $15 for members of the Newark Valley Historical Society, and  $20 for non-members. Scholarships are available. Call Leslie to register at (607) 427-8373 by July 17. 

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