Family Heirloom Bridal Bouquet

Family Heirloom Bridal Bouquet

Last October my cousin told me the fabulous news that she was engaged to be married.  Their plan was to have a destination wedding somewhere warm by the ocean just for the two of them.  Considering that their plan didn’t really include guests and I still wanted to do something special for them I told her I’d make her wedding bouquet.  She immediately jumped on the idea and said she wanted a brooch bouquet.  Now, I know the brooch bouquet is becoming a more common accessory for weddings, but the thing that makes this one special is that she actually collected up old family jewelry and sent it to me to work some magic on. Since she also likes the button bouquets that I make she asked if I would include button stems in with the brooches.  I made sure to only include...

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The Key Project

The Key Project

For quite some time I’ve wanted to be able to share my jewelry designs with women who might not always be in the position to have something pretty in their lives.  I wasn’t sure exactly what I needed to do until the leader of my Bible study proposed that we adopt STEP2 as a ministry for our group.  To learn more about STEP2, click here to see a short video explaining what this organization is doing in Reno. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vFAoF9H9Gk Long story short, most all of these women come out of this program determined to start their lives over with their children with the deck stacked pretty high against them.  Having money to treat themselves to something pampering or pretty is most likely non-existent.  Our group is pooling our talents to create gift...

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