Monday, March 8, 2010
Today's WORD-A-DAY: CANNETILLE
Originally coming from the world of embroidery, Cannetille (pronounced kan-i-teel) in jewelry was made with gold or other delicate metal wires, and resembled filigree. It was popular at the end of the Georgian era (1820-1830), and often elaborate motifs included rosettes, scrolls, and delicate tendrils. Cannetille was often combined with granulation and thin sheets of hammered gold.