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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 2

This post is a continuation of Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 1, one of my biggest bridal orders so far, which I am currently working on for Tracey Hotze, who is getting married in October.  This part of the series of posts I am doing on her wedding is concentrated on her bridal jewelry set.  For her set, she wanted a teardrop, or "Y", ivory/cream pearl crystal necklace, along with matching earrings, to blend well with her gorgeous bridal dress.  See following picture...  Wow, I love this dress!!  :)

So after several email conversations and creating designs based on what Tracey had in mind, I worked towards making her the perfect set.  I also looked at some of Tracey's favorites that she had on her Etsy profile, and tried to incorporate certain aspects of those designs into my own designs, based on the "look" that Tracey had told me she wanted. Based on all of that, here are some of the designs that I originally came up with...




As a side note here... All of the pearls, crystals, and silver rhinestone spacers used in these designs are from the Swarovski collection, as they are the best in quality, shine, sparkle, everything... at least, in my opinion.  :)

Based on some of the designs that I found in Tracey's favorites, there was some chain in a couple of them, but mainly showing up in the back, as a long extension chain and dangle.  But after sending these pics to Tracey, she requested more pearls and less chain, and she really liked the silver rhinestone spacers, as they match the silver sash around the top of her dress, above the waist, very nicely.  And I just love using these silver rhinestone spacers, as they bring out some awesome "bling" in the jewelry, if used the right way.  So, I came up with some more designs using a combination of Swarovski pearls, crystals, and rhinestone spacers.

So for the next design, I added in some Swarovski crystal balls to add even more bling!!


Then, I created the following designs using Swarovski clear crystal bicones alone and then combined with the Swarovski silver rhinestone spacers.













Tracey decided against the use of the clear crystal bicones and just having pearls and silver rhinestone spacers, so I created the following, inserting a silver rhinestone spacer between every 5 pearls.


















Tracey loved this look, but asked me to make it with more silver rhinestone spacers, with one between every 3 pearls instead of 5 pearls, as shown above.

And here we have a winner!!!  :)




Only change I made was to remove one of these chain sections so that we just had one extension chain dangle, which I think looks better myself.




And here is the bridal set presented in the free silver gift box, that I included in Tracey's order.  I also included free gift boxes for all the other sets, which will be shown in my next blog.  :)


Stay tuned for more on Tracey's bridal jewelry, including the designs that I have yet to make for her program girls, flower girl, and junior bridesmaid...  :)

Thanks so much for reading... and please feel free to leave comments!!

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