I have been fortunate enough
over the years to have seen almost all of the Faberge Imperial
Easter Eggs. They are too beautiful for words. Since I will never
own a real one I decided a beaded one is next best. The House of Fabergé made thousands of jeweled
eggs from 1885 through 1917 many of which were miniature
ones. The most famous eggs are the larger Imperial Easter Eggs
made for Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia. Fabergé
was given complete creative freedom in creating the eggs.
The only stipulations were that each egg must be unique and must
contain a surprise. Of the 50 made, 42 have survived.
Choose beads with jewel tone
colors to represent the enamel work. The tiny eggs show the Starburst
pattern done in four additional colors. Choose shiny gold and
matte gold beads to represent the golds. Choose a silver bead
to represent platinum.