Graduation is a huge, important milestone and such an exciting time. I work in a high school and, throughout the Spring, there is always lots of buzz as the grade 12 girls pick out their gowns and hunt for shoes and book their manicures. I have also had 3 children graduate, 1 of which was a daughter, so I know first hand what this experience is like for girls. I love having them come shopping for their bling or place an order for that perfect custom piece. Their excitement is palpable as they find the finishing touches to complete that perfect look to be a princess for a day. So much time and effort goes into finding the right dress, but it can be a very difficult and daunting, if not impossible task to sleuth out the right accessories.
Last year Kaitlyn came to me wanting jewelry to complement the gorgeous gown that she had purchased on a trip with her family through Europe. It was so stunning that the bling needed to be subtle enough to not detract from the beauty of the dress itself, yet make a statement and draw attention to her pretty face. We decided not to add color but pick up on the clear embellishments that were sewn into the dress. I designed a double stranded necklace, earrings and ring using all clear vintage Swarovski crystals with a beautiful shimmering aurora borealis finish to pick up the rich coral color of the fabric. Only in the earrings did I add that little pop of coral. The result was absolutely stunning, as you can see in the photos.
A few weeks ago I received an email from Maria, who was looking for some very special grad bling. She explained that she was having such a hard time finding jewelry to complement the dress she had purchased for graduation.
Maria was very specific, as far as colors, and sent me pictures of her gorgeous dress and shoes and some examples of necklace designs that she liked. I set to work searching the internet for vintage pieces that would work for the design that came into my mind. I was thrilled with what I found and as the shipments arrived, the design formulated into one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever made. I will tell you more about this story in another blog after Maria's graduation, since I don't want to give too much away ahead of time. Maria will have her moment to shine before I spoil the surprise.
Vintage Bling is the perfect solution for your special day. Send me pictures of your dress and an idea of your budget, then I will set to work creating the most beautiful bling you can imagine. Or bring your gown over to my studio and I will help you pick out something that you will absolutely love. The nice thing is that, though you may not ever wear your gown again, your jewelry will last a lifetime to be worn and enjoyed again and again.
This is Kaitlyn, such a beautiful princess for her 2013 graduation.