Creating Family Heirlooms

Creating Family Heirlooms

One of the most wonderful gifts I was commissioned to create for Christmas this year was by a wonderful client, whose name can’t be used in case her family members see this.  Now all of you are wondering if one of these will be showing up under your tree! This sweet girl asked me to design necklaces for all the women in her family, herself included, as a set.  She wanted to use vintage pieces, lots of sparkle and feature blue and silver as the color palette.  Oh my gosh, how excited was I to tackle this one? Each of these pieces was created to reflect the woman who would be wearing it based on size and shape, but incorporate pieces that overlap into one another.  The thought being that if you set all of these necklaces up next to each other you’ll see they’re all...

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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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