Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This wedding was was a dream. The color palette was black and white with a natural feel. The bridal bouquet was made of white callas, black star callas, fiddle heads, wave leaf and white ranunculous. The handle was a black, textured crossed hatched material with crystal pins for a slightly old world feel.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I would like to announce that I will be selling flower arrangements at my store Urban Alchemist in park slope, Brooklyn on Saturday Feb. 13th and Sunday Feb. 14th. AND if Carroll Gardens is more convenient, you can find my flowers and jewelry at 211 Smith street @ Starting Artists. (Feb. 13th ONLY) The collection will be a mixture of rich Black Baccara roses, hot pink spray roses, and skeleton leaves in a clear vase. Each container will have a small vintage key tied with black raffia twine and packaged in tissue paper. When you purchase a flower arrangement, you get 10% off all my jewelry!
Friday, January 15, 2010
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 (:
Monday, January 11, 2010
This collection is was inspired by the winter cold and recent snow. I wanted to mix traditional flowers like tibet roses babies breath and white hydrangea with a pop of teal blue to give a vintage flare. Teal blue flowers are difficult to pin down, so, instead I used the silk skeleton key leaves for the accent. When I think of vintage inspired looks, I think of sparkles. The bridal bouquet has little stephanotis flowers with crystal in the center and the handle was wrapped in a organza and sequence hand sewn fabric.
The tall center piece was my favorite to make. It sat in my living room slowly growing into a subtly shimmering, earthy old world style arrangement. The curly willows have wire wrapped resin crystals climbing up the branches and some glued to the tips of the tallest ones. There are both larger crystal chandelier drops and tea lights dripping from the arrangement. The base is made up of a ring of spray roses, white ranunculous, babies breath, and curly willow tips shooting out from the base.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
This collection was put together to feature both floral design and bridal/brides maids jewelry. The purple bouquet is made of Freasia, hydrangea, and peonies. The handle is wrapped in a natural wire handle. The bright bouquet is made of Poison pink roses, red tulips, hypericum berries and a black handle. The light cream and pink bouquet is made of roses, mini eucalyptus, and silver sparkle sprayed babies breath. The handle has both cream colored ribbon and a textured gold trim. The bridal jewelry is made of all semi precious stones, 14 k gold fill and sterling silver. The pearl collection is called the "Jane Seymour". The moonstone and aqua marine with gold is called the "Marie Antoinette" This collection can be tailored to suit any color combination your heart desires!