Can't Get Enough Edwardian Beaded Jewelry?

Jan 7, 2014

I have to admit, half the reason I love watching Downton Abbey so much is for the gorgeous period costumes and jewelry. I love glass beads, the crystals, the diamonds and pearls, and the delicate metal work of Edwardian jewelry, and very often find myself inspired to create beaded jewelry designs using these gorgeous elements.

And I know I'm not alone -- why else would have the editors of Beadwork and Jewelry Stringing magazine have put together an entire collection of a dozen Edwardian-inspired beaded jewelry making projects? To celebrate the beauty of Edwardian jewelry, I've put together a little blog hop for us here on Beading Daily, and I hope you'll join us for some fun!

 

How to participate in the Beading Daily Edwardian-inspired Jewelry Blog Hop:

  • To participate, you must have a blog.  If you don't have one yet, now's a good time to start! You can find some great tips for blogging in a couple of my previous posts here on Beading Daily: So You Want to Start a Beading Blog? will give you a few basics for creating a great beading blog. Next, if you need some inspiration for what to write about on your blog, check out Follow the Path, a blogging resource written by Lori Anderson, one of my favorite bead bloggers, and the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.
  • Next, figure out what kind of Edwardian-inspired jewelry you want to make. The sky's the limit, here! You can make earrings, necklaces, bracelets, tiaras, or any other kind of beaded jewelry that uses your favorite design elements of Edwardian jewelry. I've been working on a new beaded necklace design using some of my shell pearls from Lima Beads, two-holed seed beads, and vintage Czech pressed glass beads with right-angle weave.
  • Does it have to be your own original design? No, but please make sure you give full credit to the designer of the original piece of beaded jewelry, along with a link to where you found the pattern or design when you post your blog.
  • Post your beaded Edwardian jewelry creation on your blog on or before the reveal date of February 1, 2014, and make sure you come back here to post the link to your blog. I'll round up all the links and put them into a single blog on the reveal date so that we can all admire the gorgeous Edwardian beaded jewelry!

Pearls for the Lady earrings from Elegant Edwardian Jewelry
Need some more inspiration for Edwardian-inspired jewelry designs? Here are a few links to get you started! Have fun, and get busy beading, my friends!

Do you have any great links to Edwardian inspired jewelry designs? Leave a comment and post them here for us to see! Hope to see you all back with some fabulous Edwardian-inspired jewelry on February 1!

Bead Happy,

Jennifer


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Ann M4 wrote
on Jan 8, 2014 8:33 AM

King Tut's tomb was NOT discovered in the Edwardian era.  It was discovered in 1922, twelve years after King Edward died and his son, King George V ascended the throne.  Even Downton Abbey is not set in the Edwardian era, since the narrative began just before WWI.

nevinss wrote
on Jan 8, 2014 9:42 AM

I have just a small hand full of black glass faceted beads from my grandmothers necklace. Some of them I made a bracelet with focal bead in the center.

nevinss wrote
on Jan 8, 2014 9:42 AM

I have just a small hand full of black glass faceted beads from my grandmothers necklace. Some of them I made a bracelet with focal bead in the center.

nevinss wrote
on Jan 8, 2014 9:42 AM

I have just a small hand full of black glass faceted beads from my grandmothers necklace. Some of them I made a bracelet with focal bead in the center.

tcwhit wrote
on Jan 8, 2014 12:18 PM

I do love the Edwardian inspired jewelry. Then again I like all of the intricate, older styles. I don't care for the new-age pieces of chuck and cluck, although I do admit each piece does have it's proper place. I hope to see more of everyone's pieces  that have been inspired by ages past.

tcwhit wrote
on Jan 8, 2014 12:23 PM

Sorry, that was supposed to read as "chunk and clunk". I don't even know what chuck and cluck even means.

sissygirl wrote
on Jan 11, 2014 5:37 PM

Where can I get the pattern for the pearl necklace posted above.  Thanks

Ann M4 wrote
on Jan 15, 2014 7:15 AM

These are absolute lovely designs, but could you PLEASE stop linking Downton Abbey and the term "Edwardian?"  That era was already over even at the time of the very first episodes of the series.  "Gilded Age" might be a better term, but Downton Abbey is NOT Edwardian.

Ann in Hampton

Eileen1224 wrote
on Jan 15, 2014 1:49 PM

Here's my blog hop submission.

Downton Abbey Inspired Bracelet and Earrings

the-artful-crafter.blogspot.com/.../downton-abbey-inspired-bracelet.html

P.S. I loved Tammy's Downton Abbey write-up in the 1/15 newsletter!

jaybird1707 wrote
on Jan 15, 2014 2:28 PM

Beautiful necklace or bracelet whichever you would choose to make.

littlekat333 wrote
on Jan 20, 2014 12:03 PM

It may not be Edwardian, but I like it...and the jewelry that came with it.

lashell617 wrote
on Jan 27, 2014 11:06 PM
scsuber wrote
on Jan 30, 2014 8:54 PM
BeckyP@18 wrote
on Jan 31, 2014 11:14 AM

Here is my blog link to the Edwardian inspired jewelry that I created.

beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com/.../todays-jewelry-was-inspired-by.html

Becky Pancake

on Jan 31, 2014 4:43 PM

Hi!

Here is my link for the blog round-up on Edwardian jewelry.

terryriciolidesigns.blogspot.com/.../amethyst-and-filigree-festoon-necklace.html

Thanks,

Terry

on Feb 1, 2014 9:01 AM