Friday, January 29, 2010

ringing in the new year... one button at a time!

I know the new year is well on its way, but I couldn't help but use that title! I've been a bit behind on my blogging, but had to rush to post this before January ended. : ) I've been creating button rings for quite some time now. I love how something so small can add so much to a look. It is a little known fact that you can find beauty in the least expected places, and buttons are a favorite to find such prettiness.

A medley of buttons I've collected over time.

With a little bit of love, care, and wire bending... ta da!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

the right cup of tea

I've aways felt that jewelry is the special element that completes a look. It should be personal, beautiful, and just right. Like the perfect cup of tea. It should complement your best features, and enhance your less noted ones. Especially on your wedding day. The day every woman should feel her most beautiful, elegant, and confident.

One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is doing custom work. It gives me a chance to create something personal and meaningful for someone on one of the biggest days of her life. It is something that will be seen in photographs by children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and future generations to come.

It's truly a wonderful feeling to know that you've in some way helped make someone feel their very best on such a special occasion.

Custom made pearl cluster drop earrings with swarovski crystal balls on gold filled french hooks. The bride wore a matching pearl bauble bracelet, hair comb, and flower dress clip.

classic, romantic, organic

With wedding season arriving just around the corner, I've been working hard to create new looks to suit all the different bridal styles out there.

Traditional, classic bride

I designed this piece with the classic, traditional bride in mind. With its understated elegance, this haircomb has just the right amount of sparkle and charm to add beauty to any look, without taking the focus away from the bride. I especially like the way this piece looks like a family heirloom, but I love the possibility of it becoming one even more!

Romantic, rustic bride

Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love delicate, feminine, rustic elements. I adore the whimsicle way these white peacock feathers gently move in the wind. A handmade pink, rosette bloom and white coque and peacock feathers, makes this piece the perfect addition for a romantic, rustic bride.

Organic, modern bride

These chiffon pom pom blooms are fun and cheerful, and bring a smile to my face everytime I clip one in my hair. Its clean lines, symmetric shape, and hint of guinea give this hair clip a modern, organic feel.