I was very flattered when my sister asked me to make her jewelry and hair piece for her wedding. I wanted to make her something that exuded grace and charm; two characteristics she embodies beautifully. I knew I wanted to carry out the same beaded detailing from her dress, and I did so in the flower as well as the jewelry. The magnolia flower is lightly framed in an cluster of goose feathers, and made of a combination of dupioni silk, french netting, and organza to give added texture, while the center is composed of various sized Swarovski crystals, and pearls. For the earrings I used Swarovski crystal tear drops as the base and a medley of different sized pearls and crystals that trickled along the chain.
As its namesake suggests, Happenstance is the happy coincidence that I stumbled on while planning my sister's wedding. As a self proclaimed craft enthusiast and diy advocate, I made all the wedding necessities, and eventually turned my passion into this labor of love I call Happenstance Designs.