I love the idea of inherited things. Not necessarily jewellery, but items which for whatever reason have been deemed worthy of keeping and passing down to your family. Most of the things I have inherited have been items of jewellery and almost all from my great grandmother. Some of these things I have had re-modeled, so that they are more in keeping with my tastes, but there are other things which I will never change – her signet ring or her wedding band, and I hope that one day, my daughter will value them in the same way that I do.
A great string of pearls is another item of jewellery that finds it’s way from mothers to daughters. A classic in any wardrobe.
The latest piece I have added to the site is the White Pearl Necklace. These are wonderfully large white freshwater pearls, that have a fantastic luster. I have added some 14ct rose gold filled beads, making it a very contemporary necklace which closes with a matching toggle clasp.
As always with my pearls, these are strung in the traditional way of knotting between each pearl, ensuring the perfect drape and the security of knowing that none of the pearls would be lost should the strand ever break.01 May in Brides, Jewellery | Comments (0)
I’ve just added the Silver Flower Pearl Necklace to the site. It’s a necklace that I think is perfect for brides, bridesmaids & flower girls and something you would even be able to wear after the wedding.
It’s made using delicate pure white freshwater pearls, sterling silver and tiny little Swarovski crystals for discreet sparkle. The silver flower pendant is an intricate handcrafted piece, made using pure silver, by a fairtrade collective in Thailand.
As with all my pearl necklaces, these pearls are strung in the traditional way, by knotting between each pearl. This method allows the necklace to drape perfectly, and gives you the security of knowing that should the strand ever break, you will not loose the pearls. Each necklace is made to order so you can specify your size requirements if necessary.02 Oct in Brides | Comments (0)
I’ve just done my first 2 posts for my new site – Twinkleberry Brides!
I am often told of little gems by clients who commission bridal jewellery from me and for some time now, have wanted to compile a resource of wedding suppliers. So take a little trip around Twinkleberry Brides and let me know if you know of anyone who you think might like to be featured!03 Aug in Brides, Jewellery | Comments (0)
Sadie was very kind, and sent me one of her beautiful wedding photo’s. I was so pleased as I just love seeing something that I have made, worn on such a special day. I was also glad because I neglected to take a photo of Sadie’s necklace once I had finished making it……..
Sadie, you were a gorgeous bride!
31 Jul in Brides, Music | Comments (2)
Have you heard about the Youtube video that has created a worldwide storm? Jill and Kevin did something different for their wedding and it’s fantastic!15 Jun in Brides, Jewellery | Comments (0)
I made this necklace for a client recently – it’s a version of the Baroque Teardrop Bridal Necklace, which is featured on the site in Champagne. This necklace uses the clear crystal teardrop and white pearls and I think it’s a beautiful, very classic bridal necklace. I’m proud of this range as all my pearl necklaces are strung in the traditional manner, which is by knotting between each pearl. It’s a very labour intense way of stringing, but the pearls then drape beautifully and should the strand ever break, you will not loose all your pearls.
08 Jun in Brides, Jewellery | Comments (1)
Sadie contacted me in February about making her bridal jewellery for her wedding, which was on Saturday 06/06/2009. While I love the idea of making someones wedding jewellery, I am always a little nervous of bespoke commissions. A wedding is such a special day and everything should be perfect and exactly as you imagine it, and it’s sometimes difficult to interpret someone’s vision as a finished piece.
Sadie was a perfect client though as she knew exactly what she wanted and so, as her pieces progressed, I sent her a photo and she and I both knew quite quickly that we were on the same wavelength.
The necklace and bracelet that she wanted were ornate and quite unique. It was very exciting for me as I had never made anything quite like them and I think we were both very happy with the results.
The bracelet was a cluster of larger crystals with 5 cluster drops hanging from the body of the bracelet.
Sadie’s necklace had a body that was very similar to the bracelet, just using hundreds of smaller crystals and although we did add another feature to the necklace I thought that the body as it is pictured here was just lovely as well.
I must have taken loads of photo’s of this piece, but would you believe that I did not take one of the finished product! I think I was anxious to get it posted to her and it simply slipped my mind. I am hoping that she will let me have one of her wedding pictures to post here……..09 Mar in Brides, Jewellery | Comments (0)
Billy and Desiree were married on Saturday. Desiree wanted necklaces for the 5 special girls from their families who were included in the ceremony in various ways. In the end, Desiree decided on 4 Murano hearts for the older girls and a little czech heart for the little one in the group. Instead of suede I used a contemporary silver chain to hang the hearts on.
06 Nov in Brides, Jewellery | Comments (0)
I made this stick pearl cuff bracelet to match this necklace. It should fit really snugly on the wrist and this one fastened with a silver toggle clasp, but it could equally be made on stretchy elastic. I LOVE these pearls!
21 Oct in Brides, Jewellery | Comments (2)
This necklace was made for Theresa, whose wedding was over the weekend. We decided on a Stick Pearl Necklace as the dress had a low neckline and needed a bold necklace. The Pearls were a perfect colour – iridescent white with pink tinges.
I love this as an option for wedding jewellery as it is definitely something you could use again afterwards – perfect with jeans and a white shirt!