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Monday, November 12, 2012

Tracey Hotze Wedding Day Pictures

First and foremost, I must thank Tracey Hotze, a bridal customer who found me through my Etsy online jewelry shop!! I feel blessed and honored to have been asked to design and create her bridal party jewelry for one of the biggest bridal parties I have ever worked!!  We were in constant contact from Day 1 when she first emailed me after finding a bridal jewelry set I had listed in my Etsy shop. She sent me pictures of dresses and specifics of what she was looking for in her wedding jewelry as far as colors, designs, etc. She had 8 bridesmaids, 3 usherettes, 2 bridal assistants, 1 jr. bridesmaids, 1 flower girl, 3 program girls, mothers of the bride and groom, and for herself!!  Huge wedding party!!!  LOL  But I was thrilled to take on this big bridal order for Tracey!!

Before showing pics of the wedding day, I want to list previous links to the other blog posts that I wrote about during the entire process of creating her custom bridal jewelry.  To read more details and see more pictures of my work in progress, please see the following links:

To see the initial posts, from the design process on to the final products, please see the following posts:

Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 4 (more pictures and details of the jewelry for the jr. bridesmaid, flower girl, programs girls, and the mother of the bride V-shape double-strand pearl, cross weave stitched necklace)

Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 3 (designs of jr. bridesmaid, flower girl, program girls, and mother of the bride sets)
Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 2 (design of bride's set)

Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 1 (intro and design of bridesmaids and usherettes sets)


And here are the pictures that Tracey just recently sent to me.  Photographs courtesy of Overbeck Photography, www.OverbeckPhotography.com








 




Looks like Tracey had a beautiful wedding and I feel honored and blessed to have been able to create the handmade jewelry that her entire bridal party wore to help make her special day that much more special!!!  :)

Thanks again, Tracy, for choosing me to design and create your jewelry!!  I hope you and your friends and family will be able to wear them again and they they will last a lifetime!!  :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 4

Here is the last blog post in the series of posts that I have written about Tracey Hotze's bridal jewelry, whose wedding is coming up the end of October!!  Wow, working with Tracey has been so much fun and she has been a pleasure to work with throughout the last several months!!  We started with 8 bridesmaids (including 1 Maid of Honor) and 5 usherettes, which is described in Part 1.  She also asked that I make her bridal jewelry, which was a lot of fun to get to the final set - absolutely beautiful pearl Y-necklace with matching earrings and bracelet, which is fully described in Part 2.  Then, Tracey requested that I create sets for the jr. bridesmaid, flower girl, and 3 programs girls, which is detailed in Part 3.  After receiving all of that, she requested that I make her a set for her mom, which is also shown in Part 3.

To see the initial posts, from the design process on to the final products, please see the following posts:

Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 3 (designs of jr. bridesmaid, flower girl, program girls, and mother of the bride sets)
Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 2 (design of bride's set)

Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 1 (intro and design of bridesmaids and usherettes sets)


This final post is to show some of the completed sets and final pictures before all were shipped out...

Bridesmaid Set...


Flower Girl Set...



Junior Bridesmaid Set...





















Program Girls Sets...




And last, but not least... the Mother of the Bride Set...



Anyway... that's all for now.  But Tracey has promised to send me pictures of the jewelry on all the girls from the big wedding day, so I will definitely be writing another blog post, with mainly pictures, when I get those wedding pics - can't wait!!  :)

Thanks for reading!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Bridal Order for Brecora

I received a request from a bride, Brecora Broner, to make her some bridal jewelry sets for her 8 bridesmaids for her wedding in October with a peacock theme.  I happily agreed to work with her and was provided with her wedding color swatch and a picture of the bridesmaid dress.  The MOH has a similar blue dress, but with a green sash - the color of the green in the color swatch shown below.



So, after communicating with Brecora through email and getting an idea of what she was looking for, I started working on some designs...





She asked me to try to work these previous designs into the original design that she found in my Etsy shop, shown below:

So... changing out the light bronze Swarovski pearls with the antique brass color, and adding the new Swarovski pearl color, Petrol blue, I created the following bridesmaid set, which Brecora loves and agreed on as the design to make for the bridesmaids.
I think it's beautiful and very unique and according to Brecora, " I think the set is just splendid. You picked the vision right out of my head... Thanks for working with me. Working with you was way better then scouring the stores looking for a set to match. Whew! One thing to check off of the list."  :)




So, next, I started working on her MOH set, adding green glass pearls and gold rhinestone spacers...



And we ended up choosing the design below... with the earring with the blue pearl at the top.




Stay tuned for my next blog on Brecora's bridal jewelry... more pictures of the finished designs of the MOH and also a beautiful Mother-of-the-Bride jewelry set!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bridal Order for Shayla

I was contacted by Shayla's mom, who asked me if I could make a necklace and earring set similar to one that she had found online in another Etsy shop.  She wanted a set in white for her daughter, Shayla, the bride.  And she wanted a similar set for Shayla's sister, her MOH, with Tiffany blue colors mixed with white.  In order to guarantee the right match, I sent her some light turquoise glass pearls in the mail to see if they matched her wedding color.  They matched almost perfectly!!  Here are the two sets I created, using white Swarovski pearls, Swarovski silver rhinestone spacers, and Swarovski silver crystal balls...










The following is the email I got from them after they received their jewelry...

"Hi Angela....We both absolutely LOVED them :) She was so happy it rought tears to her eyes...mine too! We could not have asked for a more perfect necklace and earings to go with her dress. MOH was just perfect too...she can't wait to surprise her sister! I will send you pictures of her all done up on the wedding day... :) Thanks again - you are the best! Kris"


And then, several weeks later, I received pictures from the wedding with the bride, Shayla, and her sister, wearing their wedding jewelry, along with the following email...

"Hi Angela, Attached are a few pictures...The wedding was amazing and we all had the time of our lifes...
The girls LOVED their jewerly and it topped off the dresses perfect.
I am sending them in a couple emails...too big of files!
Thanks again
Kris"



Wow, just seeing these pictures and receiving emails about how much they loved their jewelry makes what I do so rewarding!!  So happy for Shayla and her sister, and to Kris - thank you for such kind words!!  :)