We’ve added another new section to the Good River Gallery Website, this time on historical beadwork. Anyone who has taken a class with me recently has seen these little blurbs on the hisory of the stitches in my directions. I’ve decided to add some of this history onto the website!

The first article is about Beadwork in Women’s Florentine Costume in the 1560s, and you can check it out here: http://www.goodrivergalleries.com/HistoricalBeawork.htm. As a sidenote, the painting below is Bronzino’s Laudonia de’Medici (painted sometime between 1560-65) and becomes a topic of the article.