NEWARK VALLEY – On July 27 from 9a.m.-5 p.m., a lacy Victorian-style earrings workshop will be hosted by the Newark Valley Historical Society. Participants use two-hole beads, a modern adaptation of a historic style. There will be color choices. The workshop will be presented by beader SuZ McManus.
This is a modern translation created using modern innovations for the type of earrings worn by the Victorian ladies. 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 wherewithal 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.
Cost is $15 for members of Newark Valley Historical Society, and $20 for non-members. Scholarships are available. The event will be held at the Bement-Billings Farmstead Museum, 9241 State Route 38, Newark Valley.
For more information, visit www.nvhistory.org. Call Leslie at (607) 427-8373 by July 17 to register.