Hope you like it, Sarah! Can't wait to see pictures!
July 23, 2009
Another custom wedding bracelet
One day I am going to blog about how Facebook has been an amazing venue in my jewelry journey. I tell ya, I get about 1/3 orders via spreadin' the love on Facebook. This week's example: another custom bridal bracelet! High school friend and classmate, Sarah, saw me spreading the word on Facebook a few months ago and asked if I could make her a bracelet for her early August wedding. Seems like she did her research, as she said: "I really like the bracelet you wore at your wedding, and was thinking of something similar while I have been looking, because I don't want to go with a traditional diamond bracelet. I would like it to be more 'beady' vs. 'Stringy' (ie the stringy look is great, but with more beads). I also love the elegant clasp you put on a sample one that was on your website." No problem, Sarah! After seeing her wedding dress, I agreed that using ivory pearls and some crystals would go especially great with the beading detail on her dress (pictures to follow after the wedding event!). I got out my stash of pearls and crystals and decided to approach this one like I did my green with envy bracelet, but with some bead crimping and wire still showing. Since this is going to be a piece to be worn on a very important day, I used all sterling silver components - from the crimp beads to the wire to the clasp! I even managed to successfully sting the teeny, tiny 1mm pearl beads I bought in Chinatown last month, in addition to some 4mm pearls, 6mm pearls, and 8mm pearls. Add some clear Swarovski bicone beads (5mm and 8mm) and lots of love, and we have ourselves a bracelet!