Sunday, 7 June 2015

Wedding Jewels

I love this time of year, when I get to make rather special jewellery. Here's a set destined for a bride to be, and her groom, getting hitched at the end of the month. 

The necklace and bangle are based on some vintage lace that I've had for 20 years, and go perfectly with her dress also made with vintage lace. 

The ring is white gold and silver wire wrapped together. At the front there are three small leaves in both metals. 

The funny thing is, when my customer called to ask if I'd design her a ring, with a few sketchy ideas, I made a rough in silver. When she arrived not only did she declare the design 'exactly what I wanted', it also fitted her perfectly! I'd never met her before, so had no idea what size her finger might be.

Then she asked if I'd design a necklace and bracelet, again giving me just and idea of the type of bracelet she was after. I made her what you see in the photo - without knowing what her dress was made of...spooky!  

Love - ain't it just grand!