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« on: February 08, 2007 03:02:36 AM »

EDIT: to add the final bridal jewellery and the test necklaces...

Note: somehow this topic got doubled, and I've asked the other one to be deleted, so I apologise to those of you who commented there...it was nothing personal...promise!  Kiss

A while ago a friend asked me to make her wedding jewellery for her - originally she wanted biiiiiig red pearls on a choker, but then she decided on small grey freshwater pearls.  I still ended up making the bridesmaids jewellery from the big pearls, and she also got a bracelet and choker made from them.  


Sorry about the shadows, I'll have to take a new pic now that I have it back.


Strangely after spending quite a few hours on the grey necklace, the bride figured out it didn't go with the dress, and I ended up making another one.  Luckily she's a good friend or I probably would have told her off a bit.  Wink

The bridesmaids jewellery:




but long story short this started a pearl spree and I've been making glass pearl bracelets like mad...maybe I should stop...or maybe not.  Still have lots of pearls to use!  And there was one necklace and bracelet set that was taken as soon as it was done.

 

All the bracelets:
 
       

 

 



Hope you like them - and btw, the purple is actually grey but for some reason it's all wonky in the photos....

This is the final necklace the bride wore - much simpler in design and much more understated as you can see.
 
A closeup of the necklace

And these were the testruns  - pardon the onde dodge photo..it was late and b/f was feeling neglected so it was a bit rushed  Wink.


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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007 05:41:15 AM »

love pearls--i want all of these too!!!!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007 06:15:50 AM »

Wow!  All are beautiful.  I am in love with the first necklace.  I am curious as to what you used to put the beads on?  Are the beads glued down to stay in place?  Just beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2007 06:23:18 AM »

Great job.  I love them all.

Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007 06:33:21 AM »

Wow, I love them! I have tons of pearls too, in every shade and shape. You've inspired me to go play with them. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2007 06:34:29 AM »

Wow!  All are beautiful.  I am in love with the first necklace.  I am curious as to what you used to put the beads on?  Are the beads glued down to stay in place?  Just beautiful!

Everything is held together with lots and lots of crimps, right?? What wire did you use, if I may ask?
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2007 06:39:16 AM »

ooooooooh wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i absolutely love the first necklace! it's stunning!! i'd wear it even if it didnt match hehe!!

i'd be so grateful if you could explain how you've made it...i've seen necklaces like this before and i've always wanted to make one but wasn't sure where to start...that's mainly because it looked as if they used glue, so i wasn't so sure how to go about that, but looking at your pics i'm guessing you used crimps, which seems so much easier!!! now i'm just stuck on how you fastened all the different pieces together hehe!

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2007 08:46:47 AM »

*drools* I love the deep red wine colored pearls! I've never seen them in that color before...gorgeous!
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2007 09:11:36 AM »

**mouth drops open**

WOW. Amazing work.
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2007 09:44:26 AM »

so gorgeous-- she was a twit for not wearing the grey necklace, it is so dramatic and beautiful
nice nice work
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