Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Which shall I Wear? Siam....or Golden Shadow?

Decisions, decisions! Which earrings shall I wear? One of the benefits of custom design jewellery is getting exactly what you want to suit your look and your personal style. When it came time for the Creative Bride to choose her earrings, she just couldn't decide..... Siam, with its rich burgundy hue ....... Or elegant Golden Shadow? So I made up one earring in each colour and when she had her dress fitting at the bridal shop she was able to try each one with the dress. Siam? Or....... Golden Shadow? They each had their merits: on the one hand, Siam matched the bridesmaids' jewellery but on the other, Golden Shadow was so flattering against her porcelain skin. Both have a red glass heart captured within the filigree but she just couldn't decide. So I went ahead and made up the second earring of each colour so it didn't matter which way she eventually swayed. I also replaced the red heart on the Golden Shadow pair with a Golden Shadow Cosmic Drop. ...
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wedding Jewellery for the Elegant Bride

The Wedding Collection continues today with jewellery for the bride. Once again, the Creative Bride's brief was, well..... brief! Keeping in mind the jewellery the Bridesmaids would be wearing, she wanted something elegant, with the feel of Estate jewellery. And of course, it had to be gold. Whilst most brides are opting for the zing of crystals, Michaela wanted a softer, more romantic and much less modern look. Pearls and clear crystals might be traditional, but our bride wanted subtle colour so we needed to find a substitute. And that colour was Golden Shadow - an elegant, neutral but with all the sparkle of Swarovski. So, let's get this design underway. I selected four brass components - two which will be layered to create the focal and two which will be connector components on either side of the focal. These are perfect for adding a little crystal flair to. The two focal components need to be riveted together but in order to do that, I firstly have to increase t...