Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wedding Jewelry

I was asked to work up 6 bracelets & 5 pairs of earring for Jay & Lindsay Freyer's wedding which is tonight! A business card was handed to me with the 2 color samples of the bridesmaid dresses. Besides LOVING the colors, it was somewhat of a challenge to find just the right beads.
I found some coral looking glass beads & surrounded them with Swarvoski crystals to add that sparkle every woman loves. I'm not used to working with elastic cording but not knowing the wrist sizes of the young women involved, I couldn't take the chance any other way.

Now, the jewelry was all made. Gotta have a nice presentation for the soon to be BRIDE to present her bridesmaids with the jewelry. Taking coral cardstock, I cut it to the right dimension to fit inside the box which is coming up next. Pierced holes for the earrings, punched holes for the bracelet with my crop-a-dile. Using silver elastic cord, I fastened the bracelet to the cardstock. A silver glittered embellishment was added for the sparkle.

Now for the final touch. Mat board was sprayed with Elmers Adhesive spray and the Turquoise scrapbook paper was added. Using Eileen Hull's "Box with Flap" scoreboard Sizzix diecut, the shape was then cut & scored by running it through my Big Shot machine. Tim Holtz's Tattered Flowers Sizzix die was used to cut the the flowers out. Large coral flower layered with the turquoise then dotted with a small Swarvoski crystal using my favorite glue, Quip Grip by Beacon Adhesives. The name was added on this sample with photoshop.....but I typed out each woman's name using coral ink on beige cardstock. The name was then punched out with Stamp'in Up's slotted punch. 2 silver brads were added after running the Quip Grip down along the insides of the box.

The fox flap closure are a brand new Velcro dot adhesive. I do product testing for Velcro & this was the perfect thing to try it on. Worked perfectly!! Now to fill out my report for Velcro.

All 6 little boxes were packaged up & transported along with 4 boxes of wedding programs to the Pledge Plantation. It was around 10 pm when we made it over to location....and was AMAZED to see where the wedding is to take place tonight. I'll have to take pictures because I can't describe the beautiful handiwork of my pastor & some of our friends..... simply breath taking.

Until then.....


Carrie said...

That is really neat how you did that craft project. I love using Beacon Ahesives. very cute jewelry by the way.

Linda said...

Wow, Ronnie, how pretty! And I love your presentation box. Looks like you are still keeping busy these days. Me, too. I have an interesting story on my blog if you want to read it. It's about one of the residents at the assisted living home where I work. Hope we can keep in touch.

lexaryn said...

that`s wonderful how you get to do that!nice work and useful and original most of all!!;)