March 31, 2010

How I Work: Bridesmaid Necklaces

These necklaces have been in the brainstorming phase for quite a while now.  I started out with a lot of sewing on the first mock-up.  My final mock-up had hardly any sewing to it at all.

First mock-up

Final mock-up

My friend, Danielle, is getting married this June, and I have the honor of being one of her bridesmaids.  I also suggested to her that I could make the bridal party jewelry if she didn't have any ideas.  She agreed and told me that she trusted me.  I did threaten her once or twice with some hideous color combinations.  :)

Danielle and David

Danielle's a pearl type of girl, so I wanted to do something in that style.  I found the beaded trimming and other pieces at craft stores.  The ribbon was found by Danielle.

The bride-to-be seems happy with the outcome, which in turn makes me happy.  Next obstacle:  earrings.