Sunday, June 03, 2012

Mother-of-the-Groom Necklace...

Last week, my brother-in-law got married.  I mentioned the happy couple on my blog HERE.  In that post, I also said that I had been busy creating jewelry for the bridal party and the immediate family.  I received a couple of emails asking to see pictures of the jewelry.
I didn't get a chance to take any pictures of the bridal party jewelry (peacock feather earrings, peacock feather pendant necklaces and simple bracelets made of Swarovski crystals in teals and black) or the pearl necklaces I made, but I did take a few pictures of the necklace for my mother-in-law.

Becki asked me a few months ago to create this piece.  She said she was wearing a dress with a lower neckline and that she wasn't afraid of a little bling.  So, I went to work!  
I wanted to create something special for her since she's such a special lady!  I wanted to make her something simply dazzling.  The necklace is thickly clustered with wire-wrapped Swarovski crystals and Czech glass in peacock colors; there are several hundred wire-wraps.  In the light, it glitters and sends off dozens upon dozens of little, sparkly points of light.  It weighs a fair amount, but it's worth its weight in compliments.  All throughout the reception, I heard people commenting on the piece.  Even while I was working on it at the store, I received many compliments while it was still in progress.  I made a similar style bracelet HERE, but this necklace took the idea to new levels!

I feel happy that I was able to make something to show how much I appreciate Becki being in our lives.  She's a great lady!

7 comments:

Patti Van said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!! I am sure she felt like a queen! Gorgeous!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Andrew, this necklace is gorgeous! What a special gift that she will always enjoy.

Alice said...

A stunningly beautiful necklace! I'll bet she enjoyed wearing it, and felt very special to have a piece made just for her.

Anne said...

That's an amazing piece. How long did it take you?

TesoriTrovati said...

Stunning. And so very special. Doesn't it feel good when you hear someone comment on a piece you made for another? I think that this would be very pretty for the mother to wear and something she will have as a special memory.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Alicia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! and the work that went into it... it would be a labour of love :)

Shaiha said...

That necklace is incredible! You can definitely tell that it was a labor of love.