I love creating new pieces of wedding jewellery, in fact, it’s the designing and the reaction I get from brides that I love the most. My most recent design challenge was to take something old and turn it into some new, incorporating something blue as well.
I was given 2 crystal necklace which belonged to the brides grandmothers. They were broken and the crystals needed a good clean, so I didn’t bother me to destroy them further to get at the crystal beads.
I always have a few questions for the bride before I suggest anything, these are normally along the lines of the style and embellishments on the dress, the type of jewellery they normally like, for example chunky or delicate and most importantly their budget.
After plenty of emails, I had a good idea of exactly what she was after, she loved the sparkle of the crystals but we thought pearl would also look great with her dress and tie in with the crystal and fresh water pendants she’d previously purchased from me for her bridesmaids. Her dress was embellished with tiny Azure Swarovski crystals so I added those to the design too, giving her the something blue.
I sometimes start with a design that I have on the website and we take it from there, so her tiara was based on the Crystal and Pearl Bridal Tiara but the Swarovski crystals were swapped for the crystals from the 2 necklaces and the tiny Azure crystals were also added in. You can see the finished image below:
After the tiara was created I moved onto the bridal necklace which was losely based on the Crystal Fountain Necklace.
The design of the bridal bracelet and earrings were completely new designs and you can see them below