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I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live ...

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eTUTORIAL Collier Josephine And Earrings

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : eTUTORIAL Collier Josephine And Earrings
eTUTORIAL Collier Josephine And Earrings
eTUTORIAL Collier Josephine And Earrings
eTUTORIAL Collier Josephine And Earrings
eTUTORIAL Collier Josephine And Earrings
eTUTORIAL Collier Josephine And Earrings

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Peyote

Pattern Description:

Collier Josphine and earrings are a tribute to the love and devotion that inspired the Emperor of France.

Born Marie Josphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie, Rose caught the eye of one of the more famous Emperors of France, Napolon Bonaparte. Originally known by the name Rose, Napolon prefered Josphine and so Josphine she became. First as Napolon's mistress, Josphine subsequently became his first wife and the first Empress of the French.

As Empress, Josphine de Beauharnais was popular and known for her kindness and generosity to foundlings. But perhaps what she is more famous for, is Napolon's devotion to her and the love letters he wrote to her.

"You to whom nature has given spirit, sweetness, and beauty, you who alone can move and rule my heart, you who know all too well the absolute empire you exercise over it!"
- Napolon Bonaparte -

A central pendant with an embellished spike and encrusted in crystals is suspended from a necklace of bezelled pearls. The clasp is made from a double spiked crystal encrusted toggle.

Czech glass spike beads are partnered with luxurious Swarovski crystal pearls to form earrings fit for an Empress. Sparkling Swarovski crystals further embellish the ensemble for a rich and regal look.

Deceiving in its simplicity but definitely noble in its materials and design, Collier Josphine and earrings is an elegant and sophisticated parure befitting a great Empress.

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Necklace Inside Circumference : Up to 50 cm
  • Pendant Height : 3.8 cm
  • Earring Height : 4 cm (Excluding ear wires)


  • Seed Beads
  • Crystals
  • Crystal Pearls
  • Czech Spikes
  • Twins or SuperDuo Beads
  • Nymo D Beading Thread or 6lb Fireline Braided Bead Thread
  • Miyuki Delica

You Will Also Need:

  • Sharp Scissors
  • Beading Surface
  • Size 12 Beading Needles
  • Thread Conditioner or Microcrystalline Wax if desired
  • Illumination & Magnification if required

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