One of my favorite friends from college (and sorority sister - my "little sister" actually) asked me to design her wedding jewelry. How exciting!? I love to design wedding jewelry! I've even designed some for another close sorority sister last year (click to see pictures). Anywho, after receiving pictures of my friend's wedding dress, I was off to the races!
Here's a picture of the wedding dress beadwork:
I got my bead board ready:
Pretty messy, eh? I try to keep it clean, but I like to have my different ideas and future jewelry designs laid out, or at least coordinating beads paired together. Perhaps the chaos adds to the creativity factor? I like to think so. :)
I decided to do a couple designs and let her pick her favorite. Here's one pair of earrings in the works:
I get my sterling wire on a spool, and I have to cut off little pieces and hand-wire-wrap the beads to each other using the wire pieces. The wire on the left is cut and half-looped - the one on the right is fully-wrapped.
Then, I just add earring components, and TA-DAAAAAAAAAAA!
Three beautiful bridal earrings to choose from! Can you guess which one she picked?