You know how it is when you want to give something that really means something to just that person you are giving it to? I have spoken with a lovely bride-to-be the last few weeks, collaborating to design four sets of jewellery for her very different bridesmaids. I love Penny’s take on the whole thing, because although she has four lovely bridesmaids, wearing the same gorgeous amethyst silk dresses, she wanted to give each girl their very own set of jewellery that matched their style, colouring and personality. They are not necessarily to wear on the day, unless they want to. I like her style!
Unfortunately, due to a camera botch-up, I only have photos of three sets. Still getting used to this new camera and taking photos in my new loft space workroom.
The first set are based on my Seraphim jewellery, but instead we used gold fill which really sets off the crackled quartz beads and a tiny emerald on the extender chain.
I oxidized the sterling silver figaro chain, which I feel really shows up the texture of the pattern.
This set was also oxidized, and was inspired by the gorgeous blue tones of aquamarine, turquoise, amazonite and blue lace agate. These are new beads I am going to be using in designs this spring and summer
The little emerald beads featured on the ends of the earrings and necklace, too.
These gorgeous earrings also have a matching necklace (not shown here) and we decided that faceted garnet and tourmalated quartz would be perfect for this bridesmaid. They are actually a very dainty pair of earrings, the beads are only 4 to 8mm.
The fourth set is unfortunately unphotographed, but features amethyst and emerald. (As an aside, in the meantime my new camera lens arrived, and you can tell the pictures are better already!)
Penny was delighted with these sets of jewellery, and what we created together so she then asked if we could come up with a design for her (she had some pearl jewellery borrowed for the big day, but felt it wasn’t really ‘her’).
These are what we came up with, and are my absolute favourites!
A theme throughout the wedding was combinations of gorgeous greens, and Penny’s engagement ring has green sapphire and tourmaline. To complement this I used gold fill with green amethyst and peridot to create necklace, earrings and bracelet.
They are such a delicate design, and compliment Penny’s wedding dress, without steeling the show. I have been promised photo’s of the big day, which I shall share when I get them.
In the meantime, I got this lovely thank-card from Penny, telling me all about the big day, which apparently went perfectly, and the bridesmaids loved their jewels, too. I love my job :)