This Tudor Jewelry pattern from ReadCreations contains instructions for the necklace and matching earrings. Bonus instructions for the display stand are also included.
The Tudor Jewelry will be the perfect add-on to the 3-Looks-In-One Tudor Ensemble from ReadCreations, but don't stop there. Add it to your doll's Wedding Gown or Evening Dress. There is no "Lady" who can go without some fine jewelry.
Don't be intimidated by the look. The instructions are detailed enough that even a beginner beader will have no problems creating this beautiful necklace and the matching earrings.
Give beading a try and you might find that it's a lot of fun.
The necklace length can be adjusted to fit most 16" to 18" dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: 11/0 seed beads and 3-4mm round or faceted beadsSupplies Needed:
Skill Level: Adult Beginner
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Bit of a wobbly start, but once I had tamed the magnetic clip all went well. The instructions were well written and the diagrams were excellent. I had never followed beading instructions in this format and found it easy to follow. Once I got past the first couple of pattern repeats, the beading went quite quickly. I would suggest that if you are using the magnetic clasps, to find something heavy to attach to, and then you can see your work, lay it flat and the magnet will not be trying to grab the needle or any other metal. I managed to get the necklace and earrings finished in about 4 to 5 hours. Just the earrings would only take about 20 minutes. I am already planning to make more earrings and perhaps another necklace. Thoroughly enjoyed making this and it looks great on the doll! (Will look even better with the Tudor costume)
It was easy to follow, detailed with great pics. One little thing I would change is when it comes time to print the pattern for the jewelry stand, I would have preferred that the same size are on the same page (first page is 2 of the big size, second page is one big and one small)
The pattern is easy to follow with very clear instructions and diagrams. Even if you have never done any beading before you will be able to follow this pattern and the results are stunning. It's perfect for 18" dolls with cloth bodies as the finished necklace covers up the neck join, and the pattern is suitable for many other sizes of doll too, because you measure the doll's neck before starting the beading. The supplies are easy to get hold of in most craft or fabric stores and a new tube of size 11/0 glass seed beads will go a long way - I used some Miyuki seed beads I had leftover from another project and there are still plenty left. It is really worth using the recommended magnetic clasp - I used a lobster clasp as I didn't have any of the magnetic one on hand, and I was keen to start the project straight away. It's a lot harder to close the necklace on the doll if you use a standard clasp as the doll's necks are fairly short and there is not much room to see what you are doing with her hair in the way. The magnetic clasps are so simple to use and it will be better if you are giving the necklace to a child for her doll. I love this pattern. I'ld give this pattern ten stars if I could. :) Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
This necklace and earring set is beautiful, and very much worth the effort!