Wednesday, June 2, 2010

braided pearl bridesmaid necklace
A June Bride
A June bride
Blushes with a light rouge
Butterflies fill her stomach
As she awaits the moment
Of destiny before her.
Her train of white
Buries the room like snow.
Her smile makes the
Room glisten.
She takes a deep
Breath as the time
Soon comes,
To join the man
of her dreams
In Holy eternity.

By TheFuzzyOne (About TheFuzzyOne)

© 2002 TheFuzzyOne (All rights reserved)

These braided pearl bridesmaids' necklace sets were commissioned by a lovely bride through Etsy's "Alchemy." Etsy has a great forum for submitting any request for handmade goods under the sun (you can't imagine the requests I've seen!) and artisans like me lurk there to bid on the custom work opportunity. Thankfully, my customers can also request a custom item directly on my front page in my shop, here. The color palette for these necklaces was "warm, with some chocolate," and with the variety of glass pearls available, easily found by a search through Etsy's sellers. Dark and light chocolate, gold, champagne, ivory and cream glass pearls create an eye-popping symphony of warm, sensual colors that will complement the groomsmen's cummerbunds and highlights in the floral arrangements. The combination is luscious and warm. Gold chain and rings provided the structure for supporting the pearl braid, and a lobster claw clasp kept the necklaces adjustable "just in case." The earrings echo the style of the dangle attached to the extender, and feature hand forged wires.

Working with brides is very exciting, because I feel like I'm participating in their big day, though vicariously. Making their jewelry is a joyous event, and an investment of time well worth the effort. Best wishes to Meagan, and her husband-to-be!!

Pearl bridesmaid necklace sets

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