December 17, 2009

Charm Bracelet Diva's Word of the Week: Torsade

I was intrigued by this word, and despite six years of studying French, I had no idea what it meant.  So I looked it up.

  • TORSADE:  Torsades or Torsades de pointes is a French term that means literally "twisting of the points." 
  • Essentially it means a necklace of many strands twisted together, typically pearls.
If I were better at this I would post a photo from the web illustrating what I mean, but I think you get the picture.  We've all seen those gorgeous multi-strand twisted pearl necklaces.  Perhaps even coveted them, lol.  I know I have.  And what prompted me to look it up was a Ross-Simons catalog where they had a great deal on a Brown Cultured Pearl Torsade.  I love it!  A 20'' necklace is only $39.95, discounted from $129.95!  It really is gorgeous.  And hugely in style.  You can also find it at Ross-Simons.com.  Perhaps it's not too late to add it to your wishlist?  Oh, and if anyone has any tips on how to create a torsade necklace, please let me know!

On another note, mixed media artist Lani Kent, featured previously by me in another blog post, is having a special Art Blessing Christmas Giveaway.  Two lucky winners will be chosen on Christmas Day.  Check out her blog at www.artistlanikent.blogspot.com for details.  

Time to wrap some gifts....ciao for now.

" If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action.  Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action."
- Rumi


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE SILVER, BUT SOME TIME AGO, I WAS GIVEN SOME WHITE GOLD, NO MORE POLISHING ETC.,BUT REALLY COSTLY, ESPECIALLY WITH THE PRICE OF GOLD ==IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE LIKE IT??? PLATINUM IS EVEN MORE SO, BUT WHEN YOU SPEND TIME ON BEAUTIFUL PIECES==HOW ABOUT STAINLESS STEEL? WE COULD DO FUN THINGS TOGETHER SOMETIME==LOL,M

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