(* indicates items that are part of a portrait reproduction collection)
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I of England, artist unacknowledged
Portrait Location: Portraitgalerie, Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck, Austria
Detail of portrait
"Queen Elizabeth I" Cluster Necklace *
A highly accurate replication of the piece worn by Queen Elizabeth I.
This gorgeous necklace features real freshwater pearls for the small pendants that adorn the circumference of the piece. Each pearl pendant is topped with a brass bead cap and anchored at the bottom with a delicate 3mm glass rocaille bead.
Oversized 10mm glass pearls are used for the clusters between the brass filigrees, which are decorated with acrylic table-cut square jewels.
The center pendant filigree is very ornate and measures a collossal 2" across, and 3.5" in length, including its large glass teardrop pearl.
The freshwater pearls are a natural white - they will more closely match white glass pearls, and will be a few shades lighter than the cream pearls. cream glass pearls may be substituted upon request.
Sizes are listed below for both the choker-style length (shown above) and a longer length that is suitable for wearing outside garments, as is shown in the portrait.
Queen Jane Seymour, c. 1536 (shown with detail)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
"Queen Jane Seymour" Carcanet and Cotiere Necklace Parure *
This design's pearl-and-jeweled pattern is the staple of most Tudor Era jewelry parures.
The acrylic stones used in this necklace set are 8mm emerald-cut squares for the circumference and one 14x10mm domed oval (matching your Stone COlor 1, shown in ruby above) and one 8mm princess-cut stone (will be a clear stone, unless you opt to use two different stone colors for your piece, then it will be Stone Color 2, shown in jet above) with an attached teardrop pearl at the center front pendant of the piece. The 8mm pearls are imported glass.
A three inch extender chain has been added to lengths listed for the shorter cancanet (choker-style) version, which makes it perfect for wearing on a bare neck, while being adjustable to fit over high-necked partlets.
A longer cotiere necklace (not shown) can be worn tucked into your bodice or just under a ruff collar. It DOES NOT include a pendant.
Princess Elizabeth (with detail)
Attributed to the Flemish School, c. 1546-1547
The Royal Collection
"Princess Elizabeth" Necklace Parure *
A lovely replica of the necklace worn by Princess Elizabeth Tudor.
The stunning 10mm pearls glass pearls and 4-5mm glass or metal accent beads are hand-strung on sturdy Accu-Flex professional beading wire (shown above in cream pearls with gold-plated metal accent beads). The carcanet's pendant is metal filigree, adorned with a 10x8mm table-cut acrylic crystal octagon stone, your choice of a 14x10mm acrylic colored domed oval cabochon stone, and three gorgeous and rare over-sized teardrop pearls (more elongated for cream and bulbous for white).
The longer-length cotiere's length should be long enough to tuck into the bodice of your gown to create the perfect Elizabethan Period look.
You may choose the SHORT "carcanet" necklace (shown above) and/or the LONGER "cotiere" necklace separately, or a ONE-PIECE "carcanet plus cotiere" necklace for wrapping around your neck to form two drapes. The longer cotiere necklace DOES NOT include a pendant.
"Princess Elizabeth" Necklace
Portrait of Elizabeth Brydges, with detail
By Hieronimo Custodis, circa 1859
Collection of the Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey
Shown above left in adult size in white pearl
and above right in child size with cobalt faceted beads
"Elizabeth Brydges" Necklace *
A spot-on replica of the piece worn by Elizabeth Brydges,
daughter of John Brugee (Sir Knight Lord Mayor of London).
Requiring more than four hours to complete, this stunning necklace is a must-have for authenticity aficionados.
This piece is available in either with "all pearl" (seen above) or "all faceted colored bead" options. All pearls and faceted beads used are 6mm in size and are imported from the Czech Republic. Pearls are round and smooth, and colored beads are faceted, fire-polished rounds.
Princess Mary Tudor with Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk
Marriage portrait, circa 1515
"Princess Mary Tudor-Brandon" Necklace Parure *
Gorgeous alone, and even more captivating as a "parure" (matching set)!
The choker-style necklace (called a "carcanet") requires five hours to complete, and the longer cotiere necklace takes more than fourteen hours to assemble.
In these replication jewelry pieces, 8mm acrylic square jewels are set upon 1" round filigrees. These miniature medallion-like pieces are connected by clusters of 6mm glass pearls, which have been hand-wired together. A 3" pearl chain is included with the shorter carcanet necklace for an adjustable fit. The caracnet's center pendant is a 2" square filigree, with a 15mm square table-cut acrylic jewel affixed to its center. A 15x8mm glass teardrop pearl completes the period-perfect look to the piece.
The longer cotiere necklace DOES NOT include a pendant.
"Princess Mary" Carcanet (Choker-style Necklace) *
"Princess Mary" Cotiere (Longer Necklace) *
"Mary Queen of Scots"
Glenda Jackson as "Queen Elizabeth I"
"Mary Queen of Scots" Queen Elizabeth I Necklace *
This "Mary Queen of Scots" reproduction necklace consists of a collage of delicate filigree stampings, adorned with 7mm pearlized cabochons and domed oval 18x13mm acrylic flat back stones in your color choice. The 2" center medallion is delicately detailed with petite glass pearl drops.
Anjelica Huston as "Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent"
"Ever After: Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent" Necklace *
This "Ever After" reproduction necklace is made from oversized 10mm glass round pearls with beadcaps and gold-plated ornate layered metal filigree and Swarovski Auastrian crystal rhinestone bead sections. The simple cross pendant is adorned with an 8mm snow-white pearl cabochon.
Drew Barrymore as "Danielle de Barbarac"
"Ever After: Danielle" Necklace *
This "Ever After" reproduction necklace consists of a collage of delicate filigree stampings, adorned with 7mm pearlized cabochons and one large 25mm faceted acrylic flat back stone in your color choice. Your necklace will be shipped to you as a standard necklace with back closure, but you may opt to connect the ends of your chain to your shoulder seams, as shown in the film.
Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni (shown with detail)
Artist: Domenicho Ghirlandaio, circa 1488
Medium: Tempera paint on wood, 76x50cm
Portrait Location: Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid, Spain
Ghirlandaio's "Giovanna Tournabuoni" Necklace *
A beautiful example of early-period elegance and simplicity, this necklace is made with 15mm emerald-cut square acrylic cabochons set upon a dainty plated filigree stampings collage. They are finished with two 14mm round white glass pearls and one 18x13mm white teardrop pearl and will be assembled with your choice of either black silk ribbon for wearing as a necklace or with pin-back attachment for wear as a brooch.
A Young Lady Aged 21, Possibly Helena Snakenborg (shown with detail)
Later Marchioness of Northampton, c. 1569
Oil on oak panel, presented by the Friends of the
Tate Gallery in 1961
"A number of portraits from the 1560s seem to be by the painter of this work, whose identity is unknown. Characteristic features include the angle at which the face is presented and the soft treatment of the hair.
The sitter may be Elizabeth I's maid of honour, Helena Snakenborg, who became a powerful figure at court. In 1565 she had visited England with the Swedish princess Cecilia, remaining there as the fiancée of the elderly Marquis of Northampton, whom she was to marry in 1571. The carnation behind her ear may be a symbol of her betrothal."
(From the portrait's display caption, August 2004)
"Helena Snakenborg" Neck Chain
Old World "bling" at its finest!
This replication neck chain is a spot-on match for its inspirational original, consisting of decorative large metal chain links, plated jumprings, and antiqued 7mm bali-style melon beads with tiny 3mm corrugated rondelle beads hand-strung onto sturdy precious metal-plated wires.
Made versatile by its length, this necklace can be worn wrapped around the neck multiple times, or shaped into flowing drapes by way of a few dress pins or fancy jeweled brooches.
Mary of Burgundy
Michael Pacher, c. 1490
Heinz Kisters Collection, Kreuzlingen
"Mary of Burgundy" Necklace
A very simple design, but amazingly elegant!
Made from a series of 4-5mm "E" beads (shown above in "jet opaque" and "silver opaque") strung onto a continuous flexible wire string, this necklace is sure to please any early-period reenactor. Wear it as one long necklace, or wrapped around the neck or wrist - you'll never get bored with this versatile piece!
La Bella Ferroniere
Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1490
Musee du Louvre, Paris
Leonardo da Vinci's "La Belle Ferroniere" Necklace
Simplistic design and a splash of color!
Made from a series of 2-3mm glass seed beads (shown above in "jet opaque" and "white pearl") strung onto a continuous flexible wire string, this necklace can be worn wrapped around the neck up to four times, or as a multi-bangle bracelet. The possibilities for this piece are limitless!
"Jane" Carcanet Necklace *
The acrylic stones used in this carcanet (choker-style) necklace are 18x13mm smooth domed cabochons (above in ruby), with a 25x18mm stone with an attached teardrop pearl at the center front of the piece. The 8mm pearls are imported glass (above in cream). A three inch extender chain has been added to lengths listed below, which makes it perfect for wearing on a bare neck, while being adjustable to fit over high-necked partlets.
"Jane" Cotiere Necklace *
This item is the longer of the two necklaces shown above. Commonly called a "cotiere", this type of necklace is frequently seen in period portraits as being without pendants and being tucked into the front of a gown's bodice.
The acrylic stones used in this necklace are 18x13mm smooth domed cabochons. The 8mm pearls are imported glass. This piece connects with a spring-hinge clasp at the back and has two small jumprings at the bottom center front to help it lie flat on the chest. When paired with the choker-style necklace, this set is a true show-stopper!
Anonymous, c. 1530
National Portrait Gallery, London
"Catherine of Aragon" Medallion Necklace *
A very versatile replication of the necklace Catherine of Aragon wore in 1530, this medallion pendant necklace features a metal casting collage adorned with five 15mm (1/2") domed cabochon stones. All stones are mounted in metal settings. The necklace is shown above with stones that are all the same color, but you may also choose to have your center stone be a different color than those on the perimeter of the piece.
Adding a delicate and regal touch to the piece are three glass-based elongated 15x8mm teardrop pearls.
The medallion dangles gracefully from a soldered link chain, which can be attached at the back of the neck, or you may remove the linking mechanisms and attach the ends at the shoulders of your garments for a more "Ever After" look.
Available in gold-tone or silver-tone.
"Elizabeth" Necklace *
When nothing but bright, regal pearls will do, this necklace is the perfect choice for you!
Double strands of inter-linked 8mm imported glass pearls join at the center front at an 18x13mm smooth domed acryilc cabochon with either a round or teardrop pearl (round pearl shown in photo).
One of my most elaborate designs to date, this necklace is a very unique piece that you won't find anywhere else. Made with 25x18mm and 18x13mm smooth cabochon acrylic stones and luxurious imported 8mm glass pearls, this square-off necklace with draping pearl chains and a dangling pendant will surely make your fellow faire-goers stop and stare.
"Isabella" Carcanet Necklace
When lots of color is what you're after, this is the carcanet (choker-length necklace) you're looking for.
Available with up to three different stone colors, this necklace features 18x13mm smooth acrylic cabochon stones (shown above horizontally in emerald and vertically in cobalt) and 8mm imported glass round and teardrop pearls (above in white). The center pendant is an ornate setting that holds a 25x18mm cabochon (above in ruby). A 3" extender chain has been added to lengths listed below, which makes it perfect for wearing on a bare neck, while being adjustable to fit over high-necked partlets.
"Guinevere" Carcanet Necklace
Classic in its roots, with a flirty flair for fun-loving faire-goers!
This choker-style necklace, called a "carcanet" in Renaissance times, features 18x13mm smooth acrylic cabochon stones (above in light amethyst)and 8mm imported glass round and teardrop pearls (above in white). A 3" extender chain has been added to lengths listed below, which makes it perfect for wearing on a bare neck, while being adjustable to fit over high-necked partlets.
A delicate beauty - the preferred design of Renaissance brides!
The acrylic stones used in this dainty necklace are 14x10mm smooth domed cabochons (above in emerald), and the round pearls are 6mm imported glass (above in cream). A 15x8mm glass teardrop pearl pendant adds the perfect finishing touch.
Perfect for those who love the unusual!
This elegant design will surely delight from the most avid fan of Victorian purity to those passionate for the dark decadence of the Goth underworld. Made from 6mm glass pearls and graduated glass faceted beads connected by acrylic stones set upon filigree stampings, this necklace has limitless color potential.
"Emma" Pirate Necklace
A variation of the "Emma" necklace, this piece features a 40x30mm Jolly Roger carved skull and crossbones motif in jet black with cream as the center pendant.
Featuring dual strands of hand-wired 8mm imported glass round pearls, this pieces draws the eye to its cluster of 18x13mm and 25x18mm smooth domes cabochons, surrounded by colored glass beads. This necklace is perfect for bringing out multiple accent colors in your gown's fabric, creating a unified ensemble that will be admired by all.
(The main bead contrast color is shown above in peridot, and secondary bead contrast color is shown in topaz)
For those of you who favor a later-period look, I offer this Edwardian or Victorian Era-inspired choker necklace design. Components used include 18x13mm and 14x10mm acrylic smooth domed cabochon stones set in lace-bordered settings, 6mm firepolished glass bicone beads, and 6mm and 4mm glass round pearl beads.
The acrylic stones used in this necklace are 25x18mm and 18x13mm smooth domed cabochons, and the pearls are 8mm imported glass.
A colorful addition to any jewelry collection!
This necklace features a central large 25x18mm smooth domed acrylic cabochon stone and two 18x13mm stones (above in emerald, 8mm imported glass pearls (above in cream), and glass accent beads that are chosen just for you by me, your personal jewelry designer (above in emerald and topaz). It connects easily by way of a spring-hinge clasp at the back.
This necklace frames your face with graduated glass pearls, ranging from 12mm to 8mm in size. Your center stone is an 18x13mm domed acrylic cabochon with dangling glass pearldrop.
"Victoria" Festoon Necklace
By popular request, a later-period Victorian necklace!
The festoon-style necklace featured decadent draping strands of hand-wired 6mm glass pearls, with 10mm round and 15x8mm teardrop pearls and an ornate center pendant to accentuate the delicate beauty of its design.
You may choose a 25x18mm smooth domed acrylic cabochon or a 25x18mm cameo for your center pendant.
"Anne" Medallion Necklace
A wonderful companion to the "Anne" Collection's pieces, but not just for the gals out there - this bold and powerful necklace can be worn by
lords and ladies alike.
This stately necklace features a highly ornate, enormous 62mm (2.5") brass filigree base, adorned with a 15mm beveled princess-cut square center stone set perpendicularly upon a 20mm square filigree and surrounded by 14x10mm stones (shown in ruby above) and 10x8mm stones (shown in cream pearl above). It hangs from a gold-plated bail connected to a sturdy chain with "S" hook closure, and is finished with an oversized 22x18mm snow-white glass pearl with bead cap and faceted "bow tie" metal bead pendant.
"Gabriel" Medallion Necklace
This colorful and commanding medallion necklace features a 42mm (1.75") filigree base, adorned with a center domed cabochon stone, surrounded by 8mm and 12mm beveled princess-cut square stones. It hangs from an understated linked chain, which can be attached at the back of the neck, or you may remove the linking mechanisms and attach the ends at the shoulders of your garments for a more "Ever After" look.
Available in gold-tone or silver-tone.