Monday, June 25, 2012

Custom Made Jewelry

I am about to ship another custom design I just finished.  I have been blessed to be able to work with some fabulous people who really know what they want in a piece of jewelry.  I love when someone contacts me and asks...can you make me a (enter type of jewelry) that is (enter color) with (enter bead types)? 

Custom made pearl and crystal bridal jewelry set

Sometimes they will describe it in words, other times they will send pictures of design elements they like.  Of course, it is up to me to interpret what they want into my own design (copying someone else's designs is a big no-no!).
Handmade Bridal Jewelry
For this set I made a few samples and sent pictures to the bride.  She picked the one she liked best.  Then I sent her a sample piece (about 3 inches of the bracelet so she could see if the colors worked with her dresses).  I am so glad I did that too because the purple crystals in the sample were not the right color.  I had added two additional crystals in other shades in the package that I sent to the bride and one of them worked perfectly.

Lately I have made several pieces worn by brides which makes it even more special.  It would be so great to be able meet each person and sit down for a cup of coffee and lots of beads in front of us to work on a design.  Somehow we seem to make it work through emails and Etsy convos though.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party

I am finally going to jump in and join Lori Andersons Bead Soup Blog Party.  Yep, I am nervous but that's part of what makes it so exciting!  Sign ups are this Friday 6/15/12. 

More to come very soon...