Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Look, New Work...

Well, I spent this afternoon doing a much needed overhaul to my blog (as you've probably noticed!) I wanted lighten it up a bit and make it more organized, as well as incorporate my new logo into the banner. I'm rather pleased with how it turned out--I'd love to hear what you think!

And as promised, I do have some new (and semi-new) designs to share with you. As the days get cooler, I've been turning my attention to both my Fall/Holiday collection, and some wedding designs for winter brides...

These earrings were inspired by snowflakes and the opulent jewelry of the Russian court under the rule of Catherine the Great (hence the name, Ekaterina). They feature my handmade lace in real silver threads, dotted with vintage seed beads, freshwater pearls and vintage rhinestones for an icy looking effect...

And here we have the 

These are a variation on my Robins' Egg and La Rose Blanche Earrings, this time in a more muted palette of taupe, grey, silver and champagne...

And this little design has already sold, a custom variation on the 


And a new series of necklaces for the Holidays...

Just like their namesake, these necklaces are sweet, decadent and rather addictive--I've already made four of them and I have several others started!
I have some other designs in the works, but I'm waiting with anticipation for two bead orders to make their way to me so that I can finish things :)

Until then....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

August 22nd, 2009

Thank you to everyone who left such sweet comments regarding my recent wedding. We are back from our honeymoon and a trip to visit  some of Ted's family. My very talented brother, Elliot, gave us the photos that he took of the wedding before we left for our trips, and I've been going through them to find the ones that best captured the spirit of the day...I've posted a selection of them below. Hope you enjoy them! I'll be back soon to
 post about some new designs I've been working on.
Until then...

{Left: Wedding Favors; Right: A garland I made with our names and lace motifs }

{Our living room where we had the ceremony--originally we planned to have the ceremony outdoors, but the days of rain leading up to the wedding made us decide to move it inside where it was nice and cozy...the sun did come out the entire time of the wedding however! }

{ Some of the flower arrangements, with hydrangeas and black-eyed susans from my mother's garden, and purple loosestrife from the banks of our stream }

{ I wore dried hydrangea flowers in my hair and an antique "looking glass" necklace of my mother's--my "something borrowed"...}

{Left: Handmade earrings with smokey quartz, freshwater pearls, and aquamarine by my friend Emily Gray

Right: My shoes of taupe satin, which matched the trimming on my dress}

{Pinning on Ted's boutonnierre before the wedding}

{The processional on violin--Lovers' Waltz}

{The vows and exchanging of rings. During the ceremony, Ted read a poem that he wrote for me...}

{Just Married}

{The bouquet: hydrangeas, black-eyed susans, and purple loosestrife tied with a pale blue satin ribbon }

{The cake--my mother baked it, and I decorated it with sugared flowers. My mother also made the cake toppers...}

{Afternoon Tea: an assortment of the tarts and scones and sandwiches that my mother made for the reception}

{The favors--cupcakes for the guests to take home. I painted each of the little tags by hand, intertwining our initials in gold and silver lettering }

{Left homemade vegetable tarts; Right: cupcakes with crystallized flowers that I baked for the guests}

{Happily Ever After}

Friday, September 4, 2009

A quick little post...

 Hello, everyone! We're heading out on our honeymoon, but I just wanted to post a photo of my new favorite piece of jewelry...

{Hammered Gold Wedding Rings by Kerin Rose}

I have lots of photos to share of the wedding when we get back--as well as some new designs for Fall that I've been working on...

Until then, have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!