Since I’m a jewelry designer, one of the most important aspects of my wedding – to me – was my jewelry. In fact, a friend of mine who didn’t make it to the wedding was saying, I can’t wait to see pictures of your dress!
I replied, “The dress? Who cares about the dress? Wait until you see the jewelry!”
I knew what the bracelet would look like months prior to the wedding. I love designing, making and wearing bracelets.
It’s full of upcycled chandelier crystals and pearls.
I used my Beaded Bunch Earring tutorial for the earrings, also using ucycled chandelier crystals and pearls. (You can get the invidual tutorial here or it’s also a project in Wire Wrapping for Beginners eCourse.)
It was the necklace that I wasn’t sure about. In fact, I designed it as I made it. I changed it. Then I worried about it.
I like really clean, simple jewelry and I thought the necklace I created wasn’t simple. But the design was clean and once I stopped worrying about it I knew it would be beautiful.
I felt more like a bride when I put on the necklace than I did when I put on my dress to be honest.
Every since the wedding, the necklace has been on display on a canvas necklace holder that I made. (It matches the Canvas Earring Holder that I showed you how to make here.) Beautiful jewelry deserves to be on display.
I wasn’t sure if I would actually wear this necklace again, but I have! I’ve worn it for a holiday party and got all kinds of compliments on it.
Sometimes, you should just go with your gut on things like jewelry and not overthink it.
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