Ewww, sorry, these are NOT very good pictures. But I will have to say, the necklace and earrings turned out very nicely.
Anyway, I had quite a bit of freshwater pearls and mother of pearls left over, and I have been putting them aside for a special occasion. I guess you could say, I've been hoarding them.
Last fall, my friend who had been making jewelry for awhile, was getting out of that, and decided to sell all her beads, findings, etc. She had A LOT!!!! and I bought it all! I started separating things out by color and type of beads, for example all the crystals together, etc. She had some beautiful Swarovski Crystal hearts, and I stashed those away.
We have another wedding coming up soon. When the bride picked her colors of pink and peridot green, and also loves hearts, I knew exactly what I wanted to propose to her for her jewelry. I got all my beads I had stashed away and started showing them to her. She really liked them. I then went to work and this is what I came up with.
This is the bride's necklace.I used pink and green crystals with freshwater pearls. I then finished it off with a pearl chain.
Here are the mom's necklaces. I used the same pearl chain.
Here's a little closer shot of the mom's necklaces.
The bride has a sister who will be her maid of honor. The groom has a sister too. She is going to be one of her bride's maids. I used the same pearl chain for their necklaces too. Figured to keep it all in the family.
Three of the bride's close friends will be the other bride's maids. Since they are not family (and I ran out of pearl chain and could not find any more), I decided to just use a plain silver chain.
Each necklace is different. The bride's necklace has a larger, deeper pink heart, and the other necklaces have clear or lighter pink hearts. I mixed the beads around so everyone's necklace is similar but not identical.
Well, that's all I've had time for. I will need to do earrings, but know some of the girls do not have pierced ears, so I will need to know how many and what kind of earring (if any) to do.