Catherine Hockey married Nick Boughay on the 7th April 2012. Catherine is a friend of mine who approached me to create earrings for her and her three bridesmaids and earrings and a bracelet for her mother.
As Catherine’s wedding was on the Easter weekend the theme was flowers so we knew straight away that the bridesmaid jewellery, whatever design, had to include a flower of some sort. Catherine is always so good at accessorising her outfits that I knew she would want things colour co-ordinated. The colour theme was colbalt blue and yellow so I sourced some Swarovski crystal aquamarine flower pendants to use as part of the bridesmaid earring design.
The bridesmaids weren’t going to be wearing necklaces so we opted for longer earrings so that they would make more of a statement. I decided to use Italian Chain and connect various beads of varying blue shades including the Swarovski crystal flowers.
I haven’t been asked to make bridesmaid earrings based on chain so it was a nice change and meant I could have more freedom with the design and beads used. I was not sure if there were enough beads attached but when I saw the bridesmaids wearing them on the day, I realised it was just the right amount. They stood out but did not look heavy or cumbersome.
For Catherine’s earrings I knew it would have to be a design that would make a statement and involve something that sparkles. I sourced two Swarovski Tear-drop Pendants in Crystal AB measuring 24mm and Sterling Silver Tear Drop Pendant Caps. I connected these to Swarovski Crystal AB Bicones.
Photograph Courtesy of Creative Photography
Mother of the Bride Earrings:
Catherine’s mother also wanted some jewellery made to match her outfit so we decided on Swarovski creamrose and powder green pearls and golden shadow bicone crystals.
Mother of the Bride Bracelet:
Mother of the Bride Bracelet and Earrings:
Doing wedding jewellery for a friend is always a challenge as you can feel under more pressure and want them to be able to be honest with you and share any concerns. I enjoyed creating completely new designs for Catherine and loved trying out new beads and findings. I personally loved the chunky Swarovski bridal earrings and think they really suited Catherine’s outfit and picked up the light beautifully.
I will add some more photos of the jewellery being warn on the day as soon as they are available.
All that’s left to say is congratulations to Mr and Mrs Boughay on their marriage and I wish them all the best for the future.
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