Some of you may recall my blog entry in May, "The 'Non-Reveal' Post," in which I spoke to you about making jewelry for my niece's upcoming wedding! (I admit it, I've spoke of little else for months!)
At that time I had 15 items complete.
Latest (and possibly last)* Score:
Nearly 40 handmade jewelry items made for the bride and her wedding party!
*I'm taking my tools along so there's still a possibility of more!
The long-anticipated day is fast-approaching now! Everyone has been busy with preparations. The bride-and-groom-to-be seem calm as ever.
The jewelry is finished. Everything has been "bride-approved." The jewelry is carefully wrapped and tied up in boxes, name tags attached, packed in a large bag, and is ready to be delivered when the time is just right! (Do you sense any excitement?!)
I've learned things I didn't expect to learn with the wedding project. I'll be sharing more with you in the near future when I can show you some photos.
I worked with a partner, my niece, as in essence this was one large custom project, but I was given a great amount of freedom. Nearly all the pieces ended with designs other than those we started with! Luckily, my niece is very flexible and has a great sense of design and fashion!
The bride-to-be at her wedding shower.
I can't begin to tell you or her how much this experience has meant to me. She's very special to me and our family. This has been my chance to be part of her day in my own unique way. I'm so glad she trusted me with the task, and hope everything has turned out to make her wedding day the best it can be.
Beyond that, I hope their marriage is full of love, respect, eternal kindness, happy days, cherished moments, and years that go on and on...
Happy wishes to all!
P.S. I must thank my two guys who didn't fuss when I took over the dining room as well as my office/workshop for jewelry-making during this time! They have been very patient and supportive in many ways, and I'm grateful!
Please share your wedding jewelry stories in the comments! It can be jewelry you made for a wedding, jewelry you wore at your wedding, or anything related to jewelry and weddings!