Thursday, September 12, 2013

Summer of Love

 This summer has been full of  Love  & beautiful Sunrise Shell Bridal jewelry! Here's just a few shots and a sweet story about a couple of the Sunrise Shells shared by Lovers over the "Summer of Love"!

Every piece of Sunrise Shell jewelry that I make has a story, and this one is a Love Story... Pictured here are two dainty Sunrise Shells each on a sterling silver bracelet with two flowers on either side of the Sunrise Shells. One will be worn by a Bride, the other by the Groom's mother. This was a custom order by the Bride who even tho she is young enough to be my daughter, she is a personal friend of mine. I made her Sunrise Shell necklace from a shell that her boyfriend found on the beach and tried to make into a necklace himself as a gift for her, but he drilled two gigantic holes in it, then brought it to me to "resurrect" (I almost cried when I saw what he did to it). That was several years ago and she wears it every single day  Then I made her earrings. Next I made her beautiful double red Sunrise Shell engagement ring with diamond on .999 Fine silver, that was a little nerve wracking... But this creation takes the cake for shaky hands! The four tiny silk flowers were given to the Bride by her future Mother in Law, they are from her own wedding dress, they're about 40 years old, and they are the only thing she has left of her wedding dress. The flowers were affixed on paper wrapped floral wire that was old, rusty and very brittle. I was afraid to touch them for fear of them fraying.... I was afraid to even begin the project and almost gave up, but I prayed (a LOT). I had to work on it in tiny steps, walking away frequently. I found myself holding my breath so many times while working with the tiny flowers I was getting dizzy! I just couldn't mess this up, I couldn't go "buy" her original 40 year old wedding dress flowers if I messed one up!!! When the bracelets were completed my hands were shaking even while taking the photos, and they are shaking now as I type this. 
I can't divulge the name of this beautiful Bride yet but will look forward to her wedding photos and will share! Much Aloha to the Bride, her future Mother in Law, and God Bless your Wedding Day and the union of your families 

Roderick & Karin
Karin with the bridal Sunrise Shell & Swarovski Crystal necklace she chose to wear on her  big day. She also wore a Sunrise Shell hairpiece to complete her beach wedding bridal accessories <3 td="">

Athena & Justin celebrate their 1st anniversary with a beautiful Sunrise Shell silver wrap ring

CJ & Keiu with her gift of a beautiful Moonrise & Black Tahitian Pearl necklace
Sweethearts Keiu & CJ on the water in her hometown of  Lulea, Sweden

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