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Larimar Pendant Stringing Class

  • 06 Aug 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Amapola Gallery / Old Town ( 205 Romero St NW, Ste D)

Registration

  • class and bead kit
  • class only

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Larimar Pendant

Stringing Class

Class is $35

Kit is $15 

Instructor:

Pam Troutman

Class is limited to 8 adults (due to limitation of these beads to make 8 kits, plus the completed project sample). If others want to join in and bring their own beads, they will need to let me know so I bring enough of the last bullet items ($5 if they bring their own beads).

Kit fee is $15 and includes:

  • Silver lined Glass seed beads size 10 and size 6
  • Larimar beads, Aquamarine beads, and pre-designed Larimar pendant
  • Wire guardians, crimps, clasp, beading wire

Pam will bring tools for finishing necklaces.

Students are recommended to have

  • standing magnifier or reader glasses if available as the seed beads are small.

Larimar, also called "Stefilia's Stone", is a rare blue variety of the silicate mineral pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue.

Miguel Méndez and Peace Corps volunteer Norman Rilling rediscovered Larimar in 1974 on a beach at the foot of the Bahoruco Mountain Range, the coastal province of Barahona. Natives believed that the stone came from the sea, and they called the gem Blue Stone. Miguel took his young daughter's name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea (mar) and formed Larimar, to suggest the colors of the Caribbean Sea where it was found. The few stones that they found were alluvial sediment, washed into the sea by the Bahoruco River. An upstream search revealed the in situ outcrops in the range and soon the Los Chupaderos mine was formed.

Aquamarine (from Latin: aqua marina, "sea water") is a blue or cyan variety of beryl.



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