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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 3

So continuing on with the 3rd part in the series of posts I am writing on Tracey Hotze's bridal jewelry, I will discuss some of the plans Tracey and I decided on for the designs for the program girls, flower girl, and junior bridesmaid.

To see the 1st 2 parts in this series on Tracey's bridal jewelry, please click on the following links:

Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 2

Bridal Order for Tracey - Part 1

So, after further communications with Tracey, I discovered that she has 1 junior bridesmaid (7 years old), 1 flower girl (3-years old), and 3 program girls (5 yrs, 8 yrs, & 10 yrs).

Jr. Bridesmaid:  Tracey decided that she wants her junior bridesmaid (who is 7 and wearing an ivory dress) to have a similar design as her bridal jewelry, with the exception of having the "Y" teardrop dangle, and to have less Swarovski silver rhinestone spacers.  So this is what I came up with... (Instead of silver rhinestone spacers between every 3 pearls, here we have a silver rhinestone spacer between every 5 pearls).  I sent Tracey a pic and she loved it - just wants the extension dangle a little shorter.

Flower Girl:  For her flower girl, who is 3 and wearing an ivory dress with dark brown sash (just like the flower girls in my wedding last year!!), we decided to go with Swarovski ivory & dark brown pearls, with clear Swarovski crystals between each pearl.  Initially, Tracey asked me if we should include dark brown pearls at all or just maybe have a few throughout the necklace, so I created the following design with a dark brown pearl between every 2 cream pearls.  I sent to Tracey and she asked me to do the dark brown and ivory pearls every other, and here are the designs...

Tracey chose the one directly above, with dark brown and ivory pearls consecutively strung with the clear crystal bicones between each pearl.  I like this one best, too, as this is the design I used for my 2 flower girls for my wedding back in 2011.  :)

Program Girls:  For the 3 program girls, who are wearing dark brown dresses with gold sashes, we decided to go with Swarovski bright gold pearls and dark brown pearls.

I still need to add the extension chains (gold for these) and I made a couple designs for Tracey to pick from for the earrings.  Only different between the two shown is that one is a little longer, with an additional crystal on top.

In the next post, I will be showing the final pictures of the bridesmaids and usherettes designs, boxed up and ready to go, which I have already shipped to Tracy.  I should have all of the program girls', jr. bridesmaid, and flower girl sets completed and ready to go, so I will have pics of these completed sets.  Also, I hope to have a good start on her mom's jewelry.  She has requested that I make something similar to the following for her mother's bridal jewelry...  I am pretty sure this is the RAW (right angle weave) stitch, which I love doing, and so I don't think it will be difficult to do.  And then I will create some matching earrings to go with it.

Stay tuned for more and feel free to leave comments!!  Including Tracey's bridal jewelry, I am currently working on 4 bridal jewelry orders simultaneously (2 of them are in October, 1 in Aug, & 1 in Sep), and so I have plenty to blog about! LOL  I want to write about and show pictures of these other bridal orders, as well... just not sure when I'm going to get to them.

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