Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn- October 24, 2009 marks the Second Annual Steampunk Day at Brooklyn Indie Market, an emerging designer market, from 11-7 and Fashion Show at 4pm. Take the F/G to the Carroll Street Station.
This event inspired me to create a very unique collection of flowers for cutting edge bridal and event design. I went for some mechanic shapes, hard, bold colors, and textures to carry out my vision.
What is Steampunk you say? We asked fashion show coordinator Britney of Berit New York, "In short, Steampunk is science-fiction as it could have been envisioned during the Victorian Era which draws inspiration from countless cultures and nations across the world."
This collection is more of a sample for a very important upcoming wedding! Keep checking in to see the for real pictures!
This bouquet is made of of crystal callas, black star callas, hydrangea, china berries and fiddle heads. It's classic, but, very unique as is my bride to be (:
The center piece is made up of curly willows and long stem crystal callas in a tall cylinder vase.
The cocktail table samples are made up of Bella hydrangeas, china berries and little branches poking out for texture.
These pieces are my proudest jewelry accomplishment.
After YEARS of making jewelry, I made it my mission to made a stunning, unique, wearable after the wedding collection of bridal jewelry.
The first set is called the "Marie Antoinette" This necklace and earrings combo was inspired by my wedding dress (PICTURED AT THE TOP!) which was champagne color with blues and crystal hues popping through layers of fabric. The stones used are hand picked Aqua marine and Moonstone rondells. The technique is my signature style of hand wire wrapping, hammering and beading stones one by one to create a delicate, yet strong piece. The gold is 14k gold fill.
The Pearl collection is called the "Jane Seymour" This was created for the elegant, more classic bride. Pearls are the symbol of purity and innocence which is perfect for the big day! They are made up of freshwater pearls that have been hand knotted onto silk. In the front of the necklace are two strands that are connected to the back by using hand wire wrapped, hammered, beaded oval's. The necklace is supposed to be worn a tad asymmetrically and the back is adjustable. The earrings are made into a figure eight which is symbolic of eternity. They are also hand wire wrapped, hammered and beaded with fresh water pearls and Moonstone rondells.
All jewelry can be custom adjusted to fit you perfectly (:
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