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Wedding Jewellery

Just before Christmas, someone at work asked me if I made wedding jewellery – having never made anything specifically bridal before, I hedged my bets with a non-committal “of course” ūüôā¬† So the last month has been spent searching through the internet, books and my limited imagination to get ideas for wedding jewellery.

The result was a Tiara, necklace and bracelet that I think are not too bad for first efforts.  The Tiara has a fairy queen type feel to it, whereas the necklace and bracelet have a winter wedding aura.

The soft toys in the photo’s¬†don’t have names, but they both do things; the cat meows when you pull its tail (I do not condone pulling a live cats tail, mine would definitely withdraw my privileges to live in its house!)¬†¬†and the dog walks, barks and does backwards somersaults – just my little stress release thing, and anyway they look cute…….

Seed Pearl Coil bracelet Gold & Silver coil necklace

 
The great thing about wedding jewellery is finding the romance is the wire, gemstones and design of the piece.  I went for the idea of the fairy tale princess, and felt that white pearl, crystal and a combination of gold and silver would be fabulous for Cinderella and her contemporaries.  I would love to do a commission for wedding jewellery, matching the colour scheme, the dreams and hopes of the happy couple and my imagination, and feel that I have some way to making the day magical for the bride and groom.
 

Pearl & Crystal Tiara
I have worn the Tiara twice since I made it; firstly on New Years eve at a Royal themed party and just last weekend at a Royal Golden Jubilee themed charity Aerobathon.  Yes, you read that correctly Рtwo hours of Salsa, Zumba and Aerobics in a Tiara, I have such an exciting life!
 
Let me know what you think, perhaps about the jewellery or the toys:)

Chandelier Drops

What a wonderful few days….

Yesterday at work I was helping our Maintenance chap to clear out rubbish that had accumulated around the site (the things I volunteer for!  But I do believe that Managers need to get down and dirty sometimes).  I not only found a £10 note, but then found hidden away in our Storage/Workshop unit a horde of Crystal Chandelier Drops.  They are not faceted, but beautifully crafted just the same and I immediately thought of jewellery.

I am going away for the weekend tonight so won’t get chance to play with them until next week but I have lots of wonderful ideas for these gorgeous crystal beauties.¬†

Chandelier Rain Drop crystal
Chandelier Smooth Almond crystal

I am beginning to think that I might have been a Magpie in a previous life!  It never fails to delight me the infinite variety of items that can be put to fabulous use in Jewellery.