This February I am also working on one of my favorite projects: A wedding. I love making pieces for weddings! Each bride is different but they all have a few characteristics in common: they are excited, they are happy, and their creative juices are in full swing. Sometimes it is a simple piece for the bride, sometimes elaborate pieces for the bridesmaids, sometimes a trinket for the flower girl or mother-of-the-bride, and sometimes the whole shebang. Regardless, brides are a joy to work with. We meet and look at photos, fabric swatches, and raw materials. We discuss themes, budgets, and Pintrest. It is a collaborative process and I typically propose to make several prototypes for her to select from. This wedding is no exception. The colors to work with are navy and blush. The stones: pearls (in unconventional applications) and Swarovski crystals. The approach: simple, yet eye catching. So I have been having a grand time designing approximately a dozen pieces for the bride to select from.
Here is a sneak peak before even Lauren gets to see them (Shhh!):
While I've made jewelry for over 20 weddings and I say that this one is my favorite, to be honest, each one is my favorite. Each bride is the most lovely and I am always tickled to have contributed to their special day.
So while I am thinking about the upcoming Artful Affair, inventory for the beautiful new Museum Shop, and dates for the Ligonier Country Market I'm really hearing those wedding bells!