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