>> Wednesday, August 12, 2009
my friend becks is the reason i have my jewelry making obsession. in february 2007, she introduced me to beading, and has encouraged me ever since. (thanks, becks for wearing my "testers" too!)
this summer, becks is marrying the love of her life, jeb. they are two of the sweetest, kindest people i know and it is wonderful that they are getting hitched. jeb loves becks so much - and in a totally non-sickatating (is that even a word?) way that doesn't make you want to puke.
becks asked me to make her bridesmaids' jewelry and her bridal set. totally the most flattering thing in the world. (becks is the type of girl who had all of her wedding stuff planned and booked two months after she got engaged, leaving barely any room for anyone to help her.) i am so thrilled with how they turned out - there is nothing like creamy freshwater pearls, ruby red swarovski crystals, and silky ribbon...
becks' bridal necklace is made of freshwater pearls in cream and swarovski bicone crystals in a deep ruby red. the focal piece is a huge - and i'm talking HUGE - geometric swarovski crystal. i've linked each element in a rosary style with sterling silver wire and sealed it off with a lobster clasp.
the bridesmaids will be wearing cream freshwater pearl necklaces, which have been finished simply with a black ribbon. matching drop earrings made of the same freshwater pearls and black swarovski pearls. just beautiful!
i can't wait to see them in these beauties! and becks is going to look gorgeous - not that she doesn't already! congrats, becks and jeb! love you both - and thanks for letting me be part of your wedding!