Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Custom Wedding Jewelry

It is always a privilege when I receive a request to make jewelry for a bridal party. I love being able to play a little part in such a momentous occasion, so when I recently received a request from a customer, Britanny, I was super excited.
Britanny requested a set of my Heirloom Pearl Initial Bracelets for her bridesmaids. These make a wonderful personalized gift and are one of my most popular bridal items. In addition, she asked if I could make a pair of cufflinks for her groom that would match the initial charm on the bracelet. I had never made them before, but I was up for the challenge.
The hardest part was finding the perfect bezel to insert the initial into. All of the ones I had on hand were a bit too feminine so I searched Etsy until I came upon these from brassgoldbeads. They were exactly what I needed! I was so happy with the way they turned out, I'm thinking about adding them to my online shop. Thanks so much for the inspiration Britanny!

When it came to the gift wrap I was stumped on how to creatively distinguish the bracelets from one another. I always wrap my jewelry boxes in a sleeve of paper from vintage books. When going through my stash of old books, I came upon a book of quotations. The index contained an alphabetized list by author which gave me a great idea. I wrapped each box in a list of author names which matched the initial of the bracelet that the box contained. They turned out so cute I couldn't help but snap a photo before they were boxed up and shipped off.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Winner Is

Where in the world did March go?? I know I promised to announce the winner of my giveaway on March 31st...just 5 days late :) The winner is JustJingle. She has won a $25 gift certificate to be used at either of my online jewelry shops. Congratulations JustJingle and thanks to everyone that entered!