Long ago a sweet bride to be asked me to make her a necklace for her wedding day. We sent handwritten notes, emails and tweets for months deciding on a design and colors to accent her lovely dress and awesome green shoes.
Receiving color aid in the mail delighted me. I hadn't seen that pricey paper since my college days [being 10 years since graduation, that is quite some time].
I set out to match these colors with my torch fired enamels. Lilacs are ever so fickle so we chose to keep it simple and get a near perfect match for her dress and shoes. I was delighted to work with these colors, not at all boring and they complimented each other so well.
After getting a match I soldered bails to the nasturtium and dot. The pendants were finished, the dot to a shine and the nasturtium a sweet satin, then strung on a chain. To keep these chains in order, and to prevent the pendants from slipping off the chain, I solder the clasps after the pendants are finished. Once these handmade clasps are soldered they are given a satin finish.
Here we are, the concept to the finished piece. I am so pleased with how this came out. It was the best custom piece I have ever made. Working with the bride to be was easy, she was so helpful sending along these swatches and cheering me on as I posted my progress on Instagram.
She even took time from her special day to send me this picture so I could see my handiwork with the gorgeous peonies making up her bouquet.
Thanks, Sarah, for allowing me to accent your day. I wish you and your husband the best, the happiest and sweetest life together.
ps: Sarah makes awesome stuff.