Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Fairy Butterfly Jewelry Set

This jewelry set is more or less an "accident". I had something completely different in mind when I started to make the beaded parts. But nevertheless I love the result. The tiny flowers and butterflies just matched perfectly.

The earcuff wasn't easy to make as it was my very first one. My ear was quite red by the time I managed to make it fit. But now that I have some sort of idea of what I am doing I am sure the next ones will be easier to make. ;)

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Hair Accessories for the Bride

Here are some more new creations. I finished those yesterday, I just had to wait for some sunshine today to make some nice pictures for you.

All flowers are handmade. I bought a box of single leaves and sewed them together, adding some sparkle and Swarovski crystals as eye catcher. I then added feathers, beaded strings, and small beaded flowers to turn them into bridetastic hair accessories.

Now I just have to decide on which one I want to wear for the civil ceremony :D

Monday, 6 June 2011

Wedding Jewelry

You only notice how bad the TV programme is when you have to stay at home all day and entertain yourself.
Instead I decided to watch Sailor Moon on youtube (also bad and cheesy, but a childhood classic!) and work on the wedding jewelry for my bridesmaids and myself.

I really like the outcome and I am sure the jewelry will look great with the bridesmaids' dresses, but I am not so sure whether the jewelry necklace will match the dress. Maybe I also get a more sparkly necklace and then compare which I like better.

Our wedding colours are red and cream/ivory. So, the bridesmaids will wear very cute red dresses and my gown is in a lovely ivory with lots of sparkly beads. So the jewelry is supposed to match.

Anyway, here's what I made:

Bracelet: I chose different charms to symbolize the wedding: of course a pretty dress and shoes, and we need a mirror for our make-up, then we all ride in our carriage (car) to the castle to have a beautiful wedding. In the picture you see the bracelet for the bride. It has an additional blue bead which the bridesmaids' bracelets don't have.

Earrings: Also matching the theme they are made of red and ivory beads, Swarovski crystals and more sparkly stuff. The bridesmaids get a red version, I haven't decided whether I want to go also with the red version or whether I should wear ivory. Again I'll decide when I see it with the dress.

Necklaces: The bridesmaids get a simple but very beautiful version. Again you see the beads in our colours and they come with a cute "pot" pendant. They can open it and put something in it, maybe a tiny picture of someone they love, or a streak of hair, or whatever. :D
The bride's necklace has more beads and is a little more playful. But it is not as sparkly as the dress, therefore I might wear something else. But nevertheless, as we also have the civil ceremony that is independent from the one in the castle and therefore independent from our colour theme, I might make another jewelry set in the colour of my civil service dress (which is basically the bridesmaid's dress but instead of red I've ordered it in berry :D).

I hope you like these items just as much as I do! And I hope my bridesmaids will like them, too!

Friday, 3 June 2011


Being sick has one great advantage: while you're in bed and totally bored you can be creative just to make time pass :D

And I haven't had much time in the past few weeks as my job kept me quite busy. So I sat down with all the papers and stickers and beads and ribbons piled around me and I managed to finish all the wedding invitations in the past 2 days. Aproximately, I needed an hour per card and I had to cut so many pieces that I cannot use scissors for the next to weeks. My thumb is close to developing some blisters, lol.

But I love the results and I'd love to keep them all to myself. :D

Hope you like them, too.