Isla Blatchford Wedding Commission

Isla Blatchford married Gary Wright on the 15th September 2012. Having only known Isla for a few months, I was completely delighted when she approached me to create a bracelet and earrings for her, plus necklaces and matching bracelets for her five bridesmaids.

Isla is very creative herself and wanted to incorporate lots of handmade items into her wedding.  Isla had already decided that her wedding was going to have a handmade and vintage theme and a colour scheme of teal and silver so she knew she wanted to incorporate this within the bridesmaid pieces.

Bridesmaid Bracelets:

Isla chose a simple elasticated bracelet design that could incorporate the two colours.  I used Swarovski indicolite crystal bicones (8mm and 6mm) plus Swarovski light grey crystal pearls (8mm) and decided to mix the beads up so the design had a more unique feel to it.

Bridesmaid Bracelets

Isla knew that she wanted the two bracelets to be attached somehow so I tried a few different methods including a large jump ring connecting them but my head kept going back to using ribbon which I had done with a similar previous design.  I sourced a silver ribbon that matched the pearls which tied the two bracelets together in a bow.

Bridesmaid Bracelet

Bridesmaid Necklaces:

To match the bracelets Isla wanted a vintage style necklace so we researched 1940’s pearl necklaces and decided upon a two stranded necklace in the Swarovski light grey pearls (10mm and 8mm) with a simple trigger clasp.

Bridesmaid Necklace

Bridesmaid Necklace and Bracelet

The pieces really complimented each other and the Audrey Hepburn style bridesmaid teal dresses.

Isla and her bridesmaids wearing their jewellery on the big day

Bridal Bracelet and Earrings:

Isla wanted her own jewellery to be simple, but classic at the same time, and match the detail of her wedding dress and bouquet which had some almond tones in it. We therefore opted for a three stranded floating bracelet using Swarovksi almond crystal and cream rose pearls (8mm and 6mm) and a simple silver trigger clasp.

Isla also wanted some simple earrings to match so I used Swarovski 6mm cream rose and 8mm almond pearls on flat head pins with silver studs.

Bridal Floating Bracelet and Earrings

The lovely thing about designing jewellery for someone you know is that you can obtain honest feedback and one thing I have taken away from this commission is that if I do a similar bracelet design again, I will secure the ribbon in a bow using a few stitches to avoid the bow tie loosening.

I really enjoyed making all these pieces but especially the bridesmaid necklaces and bracelets.  I think they suited the dress so well and really finished off the outfit.  I had great fun taking the photographs of these pieces and editing them.  So much so that I created a frame of several of the pictures which I am going to do for each commission in the future.

Bridesmaid Necklaces and Bracelets

All that’s left to say is congratulations to Mr and Mrs Wight on their marriage and I wish them all the best for the future.

Hope you have enjoyed viewing these designs and I would be happy to hear any comments.

I will add some more photos of the jewellery being warn on the day as soon as they are available.

If you like these designs and would like to enquire about using Pierrine’s bespoke wedding jewellery service please contact me on –
pierrine@cwgsy.net

Thanks

Nicole

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