Monday, August 2, 2010

customizing your jewelry...

I was recently asked to help design some necklaces for a bridal party. The wedding colors are a classic black & white, with a fun bright green used as an accent color. The bride and I went shopping to look for some inspiration and stumbled upon these beautiful necklaces at Macy's.

Although, the necklace was great as-is, we wanted to customize it a little to help bring in some black. The bridesmaids dresses are a flirty little strapless number... a black dress that hits right above the knees.

So, we thought, why not literally "tie-in" the black color by adding a simple satin ribbon? It's subtle, but the black is there, none-the-less. I took off the gold chain, leaving just one link on each end. Then I used a simple gold-plated enclosure to secure the ribbon. (I used a dot of hot glue, just to make sure the ribbon wasn't going anywhere.)

I attached the ribbon clasps to the two gold chain links I left on the necklace... and TAH-DAH! We now have a beautiful customized necklace that coordinates perfectly with the bride's wedding colors!

Now we just need to repeat 5 more times...

4 comments:

*** said...

Ooooh...they are very pretty. You are so darn creative.

Garretts said...

lovely! hope we'll get to see a pic of these in action on the bridesmaids!

Tales from the Fairy Dust said...

You are SO creative. Awesome!

mleslie43 said...

When God created you He put in extra doses of talent...I love these!