Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Accessorizing a Grand Wedding Celebration - Part 2

Who doesn't love a good wedding??? Honestly, weddings put the fa, la, la in "Eat, Drink & Be Merry!"


As the premier designer for my sister Amy's wedding (like that Amy... premier designer, you lucky girl) ;)  I am getting to make several pieces of custom beaded jewelry, for the leading actress and all her supporting actresses.  Except we know she's not just acting... it's the real deal!

Now I've gotten permission to share this, so nobody can give me blog spankings, okay?

I've started on the bride's jewelry.  The WOW piece (in addition to her veil, which I see in my mind, but haven't yet started on) is her bracelet.  I was contemplating what to create for her when the April/May Beadwork arrived.  One thing that is really important to Amy is to have some serious sparkle in her jewelry.

Yet she's a tiny little size 4, so the jewelry couldn't be overstated, bulky or heavy.  Together we wanted something that looks classy and elegant.

So when my Beadwork arrived, the bangle on the cover starting talking to me.  My usual routine is to flip through the magazine, admire the creations and the talent artists that designed them, then follow my heart creating something not at all related.  BUT this time, this bangle really sparked an idea - AND I LEARNED Something!

Did you know they make oval shaped memory wire for bracelets?  Why of course YOU did, but I didn't until I saw this tutorial.  I was super excited when I found out though!


So looking at the makings of this bracelet I had 2 distinct thoughts.  1.  LOVE how the oval wire will keep the bracelet from turning around on the wrist.  2.  All that Swarovski will stay on the top and blind people!

YES!  This was it!

Tutorial From April/May 2012 Beadwork by Cristie Prince

SO indeed this is the first time I've actually made a piece right out of Beadwork, using my own colors - light silver grey Miyuki 15's and Ceylon pearl cubes.  With the dynamic sparkle of the crystal this bracelet is fitting for a queen... and most definitely will be a beautiful accessory for a beautiful bride.

If you didn't get a chance to check out Part 1 of Accessorizing a Wedding, check it out.  I made a very special pair of bead embroidered earrings for the Mother of the Bride (my sweet mom.)

More to come... love to share!  Thanks so much to you for following and sharing my love for creating special, one of a kind jewelry.

{Hugs!}
~Dawn

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5 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Totally crush worthy, Miss Dawn! I love the bling. I wish that I had been able to make jewelry when I got married, it would have been so fun. To know that you have a "premier designer" for your wedding, Miss Amy, is a true gift! Your sister Dawn is an amazing artist and it will make you even more beautiful on your special day!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

Saturday Sequins said...

Gorgeous bracelet, Dawn! <3

(For the record, I didn't know about oval memory wire, either.)

Halinka said...

Hi,Dawn Marie:
The bracelet is beautiful.Very unique visual effect.Your Siseter should be very happy to be wearing it during the wedding ceremony.
Hugs-Halinka-

Beadwright said...

You crack me up.
Your sister and the rest of the wedding party are so lucky to have you.
Nicole/Beadwright

Northern Adornments Jewelry Designs said...

Very nice Dawn! An interesting way to finish it with the memory wire, makes the project appealing for an adjustable piece, too.

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