Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Great Bridesmaid Gifts! Sea Glass Necklaces for a Blue Beach Wedding

Shown in Turquoise, many colors available!


Hands down the most popular color for beach weddings, in my experience is blue! I create and sell more blue jewelry than any other color. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to find genuine sea glass in shades of blue. Most brides that I work with appreciate the offer to use man-made sea glass, often called cultured sea glass.

Frosty blue with Swarovski pearl


It's fun to work with and I love the assortment of colors that it comes in as well as a variety of shapes. The genuine looking pieces are hand-finished for an authentic matte look.

Shown: Teal, Turquoise, Cornflower & Cobalt


The lovely thing about using man-made beach glass is that it keeps the prices low for my brides. I know many brides, especially those traveling for a destination wedding, are on a budget. Many of the necklaces shown on this page can be purchased for under $25.

Choose your letters! Cornflower Blue


Since wedding jewelry is one the last wedding accessories purchased the use of cultured sea glass can it faster to create a set when the wedding date is just around the corner. Last minute orders are generally not a problem.

This is on an extra long (22"-28" chain)


If you like, I can custom match your dresses to the bridesmaid jewelry. I am always happy to offer that service. Just send me a photo or a link to your bridesmaids dresses and I will respond a free price quote and some sample ideas! Email: bostonseaglass@gmail.com

Cobalt blue with choice of charms


To view bridesmaid jewelry in colors other than blue, please visit my Etsy shop where I offer lavender purple, red, yellow and greens: https://www.bostonseaglass.etsy.com



Teal Green in assorted shapes

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What's New? Personalized Bridesmaids Necklaces!

 I have finally mastered the art of hand-stamping. For months I have wanted to give metal stamping a try, I even purchased all of the supplies. So I decided to put it at the top of my shop to-do list for the month of May and I am having a lot of fun. Now I am ready to add some other designs and graduate up from initials to words and full names.
  I have sold a few sets of personalized bridesmaid jewelry so far including the 6 pieces shown above.

I also decided to add some new backgrounds to the shop using driftwood. I live on a beach that has a small island just offshore, so at low tide my son and I walked out and collected some great pieces of driftwood. We had some real monster storms this winter and there is a fabulous collection of wood.
I think I am in live with the way the wood looks under my macro lens!








If I can make a custom set for you using real sea glass or these color coordinated frosted beads just send me an email: bostonseaglass@gmail.com

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Custom Wedding Jewelry

The wedding season has been a lot of fun for me this year. I have worked with many creative brides who have a vision of what they want their bridesmaid jewelry to look like. I thought it would be fun to share some of this season's creations.

This set was designed to match a David's Bridal color called Pool. That is real, aqua blue sea glass combined with Swarovski pearls and light blue crystals.


The pearls were done in ivory to match the Bride's gown.



This was part of a set of three. One Bridesmaid was wearing Lavender, one was in Aqua.
 The Bride requested Purple accents on her necklace, earrings and matching bracelet.
This was a special request by a woman to be worn at her brother's wedding. The dress had a plunging neckline and she wanted something long to wear. The dress was champagne and pink.




 This is a set of four necklaces made from clusters of sea glass mixed with clusters of pearls. I have to admit that it was a challenge to make these. Each piece of sea glass moves independently of the rest of the necklace, so some had a tendency to flip around. It took a lot of help from my mother who is also a designer to get it right. In the end I was happy with the look, and I hope the Bride and Bridesmaids were happy too. Just please don't ask me to make another one.


 


This was a design by a bride planning a 
Lime Green and Navy Blue beach wedding. Just a week later I received an email from a bride who liked the look, but she was planning a Hot Pink and Navy Blue Wedding. So together we designed these:




Here is another Navy Pearl, this time combined with wire wrapped Sea Glass in Lavender. The other colors were gifts for the grandparents of the bride and groom. The Purple Bead in the center was for the Maid of Honor.
These were also by special request, Purple Crystals in three colors with Pewter Starfish.
Earrings to match



 I liked this set for the simplicity of using all white glass. The Bride said she was getting married on a hill overlooking Lake Michigan. It sounded so poetic!

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I have really been inspired by the creative and unique color combinations that brides have been requesting the year, and some of my favorite items in the shop started as a special request from a bride with a creative vision of her wedding day. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of that process.


This is a set that I just finished that is looking for a good home. If you are planning a wedding (with or without a beach theme) I would love to work with you to design the perfect piece for you or your Wedding Party.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mermaid Wedding Jewelry

Here is a set for a wedding in Florida. I *love* this color of sea glass, teal green. The wedding planned requested six necklaces and sic bracelets.









In addition, they wanted a little bit of blue sea glass to give to the florist to twist into the Groomsmen lapel flower: