Friday, April 29, 2011

Announcing the Fairy Tale Wedding Collection, S/S 2011...

I'm very excited to share some of the key pieces from my Spring/Summer Wedding Collection, inspired by fairy tales, the rich embroidery of the medieval and Rococo eras, and the architecture of Versailles...
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{Climbing Rose Earrings}
{Diamanta Post Earrings}
{ Dulcinea Earrings}
{Melilot Earrings}
{Yseult Crown Brooch}
The Climbing Rose, Dulcinea and Melilot Earrings were inspired by the golden and pink colors of the inspiration board in this post, while the Diamanta Earrings and Yseult Brooch drew their inspiration from this silver inspiration board.

I'll be adding more designs to the collection in the coming weeks, including some rich necklaces and a hair ornament or two, but I thought there couldn't be a more auspicious date to launch a collection of fairy tale-inspired jewelry than on the day that a real fairy tale royal wedding is occurring :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Featured in Kentucky Bride Magazine...

A big thank you to Kentucky Bride magazine for featuring some of my jewelry in their Spring 2011 issue! 
 I was thrilled to have my Lys necklace and earrings included in the 
above article on Bridal Fashion Trends of 2011!

The magazine is available through their website and newsstands throughout the state.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Scenes from the Studio...

How is everyone? Sorry it's been so quiet on my blog lately--I've been logging quite a few hours in the studio recently! Remember those little "glimpses" of works in progress from this post? All of the designs are now finished and I thought I'd share the results {plus a new piece that I just finished and listed on Etsy!}
This romantic handmade lace head piece was for a lovely bride in the UK.
I created all the lace motifs with ivory silk thread to compliment the lace patterns of her wedding dress, and then embellished it with lots of sparkly pearls and crystals. 
This set was another custom order and a fun design challenge as the two necklaces are convertible and can be worn various ways...
 Either layered as a choker and longer chain...
Linked together for an opulent opera-length necklace...
Or even with the matching bracelet hooked in to make a medium length style.
These four little pairs of earrings are destined as gifts for four bridesmaids 
{I love the coral color on them!}
And here is another custom wedding order, featuring a dainty pair of lace flower earrings and matching bracelet...

And last but not least, a new design in my Etsy Shop, 
Continuing the theme of my Spring/Summer Wedding Collection, fairy tales, this little brooch is in the shape of a crown and is decorated in tiny seed pearls and vintage rhinestones. I have several other new designs in the works--be on the lookout for a shop update next week!