Spring Weddings

Most of April and all of May were devoted to designing wedding jewelry. A workout buddy asked me to design vintage-style deco pieces for her daughter's May wedding. Their wedding colors were grey and white, so that collection, which included necklaces and earrings for the bride, her mother and her grandmother, was designed entirely in platinum, white and crystal.

They were a terrific trio of women to design for, and once their pieces were delivered it was great fun, and a welcome return to color in the studio, as I began designing my own pieces for our son's wedding last weekend.

The top I chose for the Rehearsal Dinner had an Asian feel with its slightly raised collar and sash. 

Three large stones from a strand of aquamarine faceted rondelles echoed the fresh aqua in my shirt. To continue the Asian feel, I stitched up varying sizes of Smadar Grossman's Ribbeads (a free download available here.) To finish the choker and warm up the palette, I added Kazuri beads in warm chocolate and gold, and silk strands variegated in aquas and browns.

After months of dreaming and planning this special day, their wedding weekend was magical! I'll leave you with a photo of our son, Chase, and his beautiful bride, Kelly.


  1. What a beautiful post! I love the colors and feel of the jacket, and the necklace is pure elegance and absolutely gorgeous with the jacket! Your son looks pretty happy, and what more could a parent ask for - congratulations!

  2. May your son and daughter-in-law have a long, happy marriage :-)

    This necklace is perfect for your top! I bookmarked the tutorial...I know what I am going to try the next time I get to weave for the sake of weaving. Those beaded beads are fabulous!

  3. Congratulations to your son and his lovely bride! I'm sure your beautiful necklace was a hit, and just a small indication of how beautiful the whole celebration must have been.

  4. This post slipped by me - Bloglovin is a bit buggy sometimes! Love the aqua necklace, and that wedding dress is gorgeous!! Congrats to you and to the happy couple!