Deruta Majolica Beads and Buttons – The Fuseruola, an antique Umbrian token of love in majolica from Deruta.

You find in this section several beads, buttons and thimbles, handmade and handpainted in Deruta for our Company, matching with our Deruta serie of designs, “Deruta by GPA” inspired by old majolica/pottery designs of Deruta art.

The Fuseruola is a little sphere used to balance the spindle when spinning.
Known from Etruscan and Roman times, between the 14th and 17th centuries, it was glazed and then decorated in coloured “scales”.
Its central area or band was then stamped with delicate well-wishing or virtuous designs, or the name of a girl, to whom the distaff and the spindle, equipped with its fuseruola, were presented as a pledge of love.
The town of Corciano, near Deruta, with the patronage of the Region of Umbria, held a competition to find the “Typical Umbrian Souvenir” which was won by “Le Antiche Fuseruole”, S. Angelo di Celle, Deruta, Italy. We advise you to pay a visit to Corciano and Deruta……… You’ll be enchanted….
A big thank to Mrs. Anna Lisa Piccioni, President of “Le Antiche Fuseruole” and “Academy of Deruta Work” who has created for us beautiful beads, buttons and sewing accessories enabling us to design our models in tune with the antique Deruta designs.
Each maiolica/pottery button and bead are unique since they are handmade and painted only for Giulia Punti Antichi.
For this reason your “Deruta embroidery” is going to be a unique piece of art.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE THESE MAJOLICA SEWING ACCESSORIES.
WE WILL GIVE YOU INFORMATION ABOUT IT.


 

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Kit D1: matching with the D1 Biscornu. A flat button and one small light blue bead.

Suggested retail price per bead + button kit: 32$


 

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Kit D2: matching with the D2 Biscornu. A flat button and one small yellow bead.

Suggested retail price per bead + button kit: 32$


 

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Kit D3: matching with the D3 Pincushion. A flat button and one small yellow bead.

Suggested retail price per bead + button kit: 32$


 

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Kit D4: matching with the D4 Scissors Case and Fob. A medium size round Fuseruola bead with Virtus (Vertue) painted on the middle band plus one small yellow bead.

Suggested retail price per beads kit: 32$


 

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Kit D5: matching with the D5 Scissors Case and Fob. The button kit includes one DV-GPA1 large majolica Fuseruola bead (flying disc shaped) with Giulia Punti Antichi logo painted on the middle band for the tassel plus three small light blue beads for the case. The chart for the case plus instructions how to make the tassel will be available soon (March 2008). The tassel skirt is made with The Thread Gatherer Silk’n Colors silk threads: Midnight Cobalt 087, Whipporwill Lane 146, Straws into Gold 175 by wrapping the three skeins sections at the same time. The tassel neck is made with Whipporwill Lane.
Suggested retail price per beads kit: 46$


 


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DV-GPA: large majolica Fuseruola bead (flying disc shaped) with Giulia Punti Antichi logo. Available in two styles: only blue squares (DV-GPA1) or red and light blue squares (DV-GPA2). A lovely scissors tassel can be made with this bead.

Suggested retail price per bead: 27$


 

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DV-LSV kit: one large majolica Fuseruola bead (flying disc shaped) with Labor-Spes-Voluntas painted on the middle band plus one yellow small bead. The Latin words mean “work, hope, will” and they perfectly apply to the needleworker aptitude. Available as shown in photo. A lovely scissors tassel can be made with this kit and The Gentle ART Sampler Threads: Gold Leaf, Sugarplum, Royal Purple by wrapping the three skeins sections at the same time. The tassel neck is made with Gold Leaf.

Suggested retail price per beads kit: 35$


 

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FG-GG: large round majolica Fuseruola bead. Available in the style shown in photo. A lovely scissors tassel can be made with this bead and The Gentle ART Sampler Threads: Gold Leaf, Peacock, Gingersnap plus a skein of gold silk thread (Kreinik Silk Mori 2014).
First wrap the silk thread and then cover it by wrapping the three cotton threads at the same time. The silk threads sections will be inside the tassel skirt while the cotton threads sections will be outside. The tassel neck is made with the gold silk thread.

Suggested retail price per bead: 24$


 

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GPA-T: Thimbles with GPA logo in different styles.
Codes from left to right T03R, TQR, TL, TQB, TGG

Suggested retail price per thimble: 19$