About Soutache: History and Use Through The Ages
Metallic soutache has been used for centuries to embellish elaborate military uniforms and epaulets to display rank by width or color of the braid.
|Winston Churchill 1895|
SOUTACHE PROPERTIES AND MATERIALS:
Soutache is most commonly braided in a herringbone pattern. Two threads are placed on opposite sides of a cord and starting with the left thread is placed over the middle cord followed by the right thread. Then alternating from the right the pattern continues until a braid is formed. This design is called a French herringbone pattern. See samples below.
SOUTACHE JEWELRY TECHNIQUE:
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"All of my designs are made from high quality materials, Swarovski® pearls and crystals, natural pearls and stones, mother of pearl, corals, Irish and Moroccan Soutache, Italian and Czech glass beads, Japanese seed beads, etc. All are sewn by hand nestled within the soutache braids, and backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede." Suzanne
CARING FOR YOUR SOUTACHE JEWELRY:
Wipe the back of your Soutache jewelry with a soft cloth after wear. If necessary quickly clean in cold water with a drop of laundry detergent, rinse well & pat dry with a soft dry cloth.