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:

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!


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

Cobalt Blue Sea Glass Wedding Jewelry

This set of five cobalt blue bridesmaids necklaces were actually made by accident. The bride was requesting this set, and I misunderstood. Oh well!

Cobalt Blue Sea Glass Bridesmaid Set

Set of 5 Royal Blue Sea Glass Pendants

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Beach Wedding Bridesmaid Jewelry

I have had many requests for sea glass wedding jewelry in color combinations that are rare or hard to find, particularly the teal color shown above. To fill that demand I found these frosted glass beads, which have a sea glass, beachy look to them. They have been popular and have made the front page of Etsy. (That is a really big achievement for an Etsy seller like me!) Of course, this particular set was not for sale (it is a custom order) and it was only on the front page at 6:00AM. But I am still very happy to have been selected.

In response, I expanded this line of beach themed cluster necklaces to include all of the popular wedding colors. This red was the color my bridesmaids wore in Key West. At David's Bridal they call it apple red.

I love this color. It is an Emerald Green or Kelly Green. It is easy to find real sea glass in this color, but these were so pretty I had to have them. I also have a light Peridot. (Click here to view)

The bead on the left is a light blue, almost a cornflower blue.

This color (above) is another popular one, sometimes called Capri blue. It is another one of my favorites.

Black is also very popular for weddings so I made sure I have plenty of black beads.
Real black sea glass is nearly impossible to find. I have about two pieces.

This is a plum or amethyst shade. I also have a pale rose petal color.
(Click here to view)

I thought the white could be combined with a crystal for the bride who likes this style but just can't find a color that coordinates with the dresses. The crystals come in a nearly endless variety.

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