Wedding season seems to be blooming suddenly. I managed to get a number of jewelry pieces completed before I had to get serious about pulling my tax stuff together and now I will be able to work on some more. We have a bead show coming up at the end of March here on Maui..so I"m hoping to find more of my favorite mother of pearl carved plumerias and starfish as well as some new pearls.
I've recently been working on 4 bridal custom orders...shipped off two sets today. This first set is for a beach bride. She had me remake her the same matching earrings that had sold already. The necklace was one I had made and put up in the shop:
This next set developed out of needing the same thing..a pair of earrings that had sold that matched a necklace she wanted in my shop. She was going to get the Champagne Sands necklace to match her champagne gold adorable modern short wedding dress.
I was able to remake the matching earrings (and still will)..but then she changed her mind and decided she wanted a contrasting color. She wanted purple and these pearls were perfect because they have a peacock effect that also shows a tannish brown in some lights. Here are the same pearls in two different lightings. She chose the light Colorado topaz Swarovski crystals w/ double aurora borealis coating to go with them..a very interesting mix!
So now I"m waiting for materials to finish a full set of jewelry (necklace, anklet, bracelet and earrings) for an adorable Japanese bride living in New York who is having a Hawaiian themed wedding. As well as I'm trying to solve a delema for a bride wanting the white mother of pearl starfish I get a hold of once in a great while. My supplier is here on the island a few times a year and is often out of the white ones..so I've offered an alternative and am waiting to hear back from her. I always feel so badly when a bride gets her heart set on something that has already sold and I have no more of.
Wedding season is always an adventure!