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Inspired by a Celebrity

These two couples are popular celebrities in the Philippines.  I will not go through the story on how their “surprise” “mob” wedding came about (just google: Carmina and Zoren wedding), but I will tell you how I came about noticing the beautiful earrings the bride wore.

THE REQUEST

A client approached me in December and asked if I saw the wedding on tv.  I said I did not and she told me her sister, who lives in the US saw it.  She was getting married in December and wanted a similar pair of earrings to that of Carmina’s (the celebrity).

TIME FRAME

2 weeks.  I had about 2 weeks to make this pair.  That, plus 2 other weddings I was preparing for.  But I will never back out of a challenge.  Besides, new supplies and materials just arrived from the mail and they were just sooo perfect to recreate the piece.

DILEMMA

There were no close up photos of the earrings.  The closest I got was this photo:

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THE PROCESS

The inspiration piece looked like it had a large diamond stud from where a teardrop-shaped dangler hung and from this dangler, a couple of smaller teardrop-shaped danglers also hung.

The ClassicSparklers’ filigree technique was fully used on this piece.  All sterling silver where diamond Swarovski faceted bicones were scattered about for that added shine.  For that diamond stud, I used faceted Austrian crystals.  For the smaller danglers I used sterling silver bezel set cubic zircons.

THE FINAL PRODUCT

 

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If you want us to recreate an inspiration piece for you, leave us a message here or email us at joanne@classicsparklers.com

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Weddings

The request: 8 silver-filled engraved filigree heart lockets customized with freshwater pearls and birthstone Austrian crystals for the bridesmaids.

ClassicSparklers first started with weddings and 3 years after that, we are still at it!

Weddings are special occasions that are meant to last forever, because yes, I believe that love lasts a lifetime! The sentimental in me is showing.  Sorry for that.  But nevertheless, everyone wants to remember their wedding forever.  So why not make every little thing memorable with little keepsakes the entourage can use during the wedding AND after the wedding 😀

14k gold jewelry, you say? It’s your way of saying “thank you”.

Carollyn will be getting married this May and a month ago she contacted me to create these beauties for her 8 bridesmaids.  They’re now all ready to go!  I do hope they’ll like it.

Wedding requests such as this instantly come with their own gift boxes and wedding tag so all you brides got to do is hand them over to your lovely bridesmaids!

I welcome any inquiries at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com or leave a message in Facebook.

I look forward to helping you make your wedding the best and most memorable moment in your life.

UPDATE (May 9, 2012):

A message from Carol:

 

What I’ve Been Up To

Sorry for the lack of post, guys! Two weeks ago way up until last weekend, you all know I joined a weddings expo.  And since it would have been my first time to join one, I had to prepare.  From the business cards to the flyers, way up to the products and accessories that would adorn my little vignette.  I can proudly say I’ve gotten lots of queries and I’m quite surprised how many couples are not aware of customized ceremony candles and wedding cords yet 🙂  Well, I’m right here if you need one 🙂 The two full days of being in the expo tired me up so much that I just plopped down in bed when I got home.  Then Monday came and it was back to work, my day job, I mean.  But that did not stop there.  The whole work week was just that: WORK.  There was so much to do and so many deadlines to meet.  I had to stay in the office later than usual and by the time I got home, all the time I had left were for my family. Now that everything’s back to normal, I’m now in my crafty creative mode, finishing some custom orders, which deserves a post of its own.  ‘Til then!

The color for 2010: Turquoise

I have always been fascinated with this gemstone and if I remember correctly, it was the first gemstone I ever worked with!

The ancient Egyptians used turquoise in jewelry. It’s color ranges from greenish-blue or pale sky blue. The name means “Turkish stone” as it came to Europe by way of Turkey. Turquoise was mined more than 6,000 years ago in Sinai and is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.

If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.

This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it.  It takes on the characteristics of the owner.

The baghag, one of my daily blog reads, said that turquoise is the color for 2010.  And thus, in honor of this beautiful stone, I’d like to share with you a few creations.  Enjoy!

Memorable Weddings (1 of 2)

The first wedding client I ever had was my cousin.

Her request was for me to create an accessory line for her entourage that will go well with their gowns.

She also asked me to make her wedding cord.  This she was very specific.  She wanted one in the shape of a rosary so as to put in the altar after the wedding.

For her, there was the bridal watch.  I was very nervous about this.  She wanted it stretchable.  I can’t find a photo of it, though.

For her wedding coordinators, she asked me to create something in their favorite colors.   I decided on a necklace.  One was a detachable triple strand necklace, the other was a detachable double strand. Again, I can’t find the photos.

Then a few years after, our youngest girl cousin tied the knot, she also asked for my help.

For this wedding I made 150 rosary souvenirs

for the maid of honor


for the bride’s mother, my aunt

for the mother in law

for the grandma

ornate headbands for the flower girls

a hairvine for the bride

For the principal sponsors, I made wire-wrapped bookmarks and peinetas

Last but not least, the wedding cord

to be continued……