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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:)
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First Commissions

I was thrilled when a colleague asked me to make two necklaces, one each for her and her daughter-in-law; then when I sat down to start my first commission the reality and enormity of the responsibility came flooding at me.

I had made a multi-strand chain/charm necklace for myself (see below) and my colleague asked for one in gold-plated chain, and as her daughter-in-law’s birthday is looming she wanted me to make a necklace that was “chunky and sophisticated”.¬† It’s funny how all inspiration falls away from you when face with the momentous first commission, I couldn’t even think where I would get the chain from (even though there is a very good Bead Shop in the town I live in).¬† So days passed with my head feeling like candy floss, until I forgot about my new challenge during a particularly busy day.¬† Later that evening the creative juices flowed and although the results are quite conservative in design I am very pleased with them.

Today I present the two necklaces to my colleague and hope that she likes them too. I will obviously keep you posted.

Gold plated three chain necklace with faux pearl and Swarovski crystal My multi strand chain necklace

Sardonyx Hearts, Moonstone, Onyx and White Quartz

 

 

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