Natasha Dorion – Wedding Commission

Natasha Dorion married Jonathan Bromley on the 4th August 2012 in Charlottetown, Canada. If you recognise Jonathan’s surname Bromley it is because he is my husband’s cousin so I was delighted and honoured when Natasha approached me to create bracelets for her six bridesmaids.

Natasha wanted something elegant, simple and personal which all her bridesmaids, including a ten year old, could wear on the day and have as a keepsake for being part of her and Jonathan’s special day.

Having seen the Pierrine Pearl Initial Charm Bracelets, Natasha enquired whether she could have bracelets very similar but using a smaller sized bead. I had only made the bracelet using 12mm Swarovski Crystal Creamrose Pearls before so it was lovely to create a more delicate looking bracelet using 6mm pearls instead.

I have enjoyed taking an existing design and doing something different with it and think the end result is a design that works really well as not everyone likes chunky jewellery.

Bridesmaid Bracelets:

Bridesmaid Initial Charm Bracelets

Natasha received the jewellery in the post just before she left the UK and they travelled with her to Canada where Jonathan and her have moved and started married life together.

All that’s left to say is congratulations to Mr and Mrs Bromley on their marriage. I wish them all the best and hope to visit them in Canada in the not so distant future.

Here are some photos of the jewellery being warn on their special day:

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

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

Carolyn Wensink Wedding Commission

Carolyn Wensink married Craig Marchant on the 18th February 2012 in Canada. Carolyn lives in Cardiff so her Guernsey based sister Emily approached me to create jewellery for her sister and her four bridesmaids.

Carolyn’s theme was snowflakes so Emily and I knew straight away that the bridesmaid jewellery, whatever design, had to include a snowflake of some sort. I sourced silver diamanté snowflake charms for Carolyn’s necklace and matching bracelet and smaller simple snowflake charms for the bridesmaid bracelets.

Bridesmaid Bracelet:

Bridesmaid Bracelet (12mm Swarovski Crystal Creamrose Pearls with Snowflake charm)

Bridesmaid Earrings:

I have made designs similar to these before but never used a snowflake charm for bridesmaid bracelets so it made a nice change and really suits a Canadian wedding.

It was quite different making bridal jewellery for someone I had never met so Emily had to liaise with her sister Carolyn about her requirements and then relate this back to me. It was lovely to know that Carolyn trusted Emily’s judgement and that she also was happy to commission me and not someone local to herself. I was therefore delighted to make Carolyn a matching bridal bracelet and necklace with a snowflake theme and a co-ordinating headpiece and pair of earrings.

We wanted the jewellery to make quite a statement as Carolyn likes chunky jewellery so we opted for a two stranded bracelet using 10mm Swarovski Crystal Creamrose pearls and a diamanté snowflake charm.

Bridal Bracelet:

Bridal Bracelet (10 mm Swarovski Crystal Creamrose Pearls with diamanté Snowflake charm)

Bridal Bracelet

Bridal Bracelet

Bridal Earrings:

Bridal Earrings

Bridal Bracelet and Earrings Boxed Up

Carolyn also wanted a chunky necklace to match so we used 12mm Swarovski Crystal Creamrose pearls and a diamanté snowflake charm:

Bridal Necklace:

Bridal Necklace (12mm Swarovski Crystal Creamrose Pearls with diamanté Snowflake charm)

Bridal Necklace (detail of diamanté Snowflake charm)

To keep the theme throughout her wedding accessories, Carolyn chose to also commission a co-ordinating bridal headpiece which would add a touch of sparkle to her hair style on the day.

Bridal Headpiece:

Bridal Headpiece (Creamrose Swarvoski Crystal Pearls and Crystal AB Bicones)

I really enjoyed working on this order because it was my first winter wedding design and I loved the chunkiness of the bridal jewellery.  Here are some pictures from the big day:

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All that’s left to say is congratulations to Mr and Mrs Marchant 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.

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

Sarah Inder Wedding Commission

Sarah Inder married Nick Gibson on the 15th September 2011 and held a humanist ceremony on 17th September 2011. Sarah approached me to create jewellery for her and her four bridesmaids.

Sarah’s theme was sunflowers and her colour theme was ivory and chocolate brown so we thought that the bridesmaid jewellery, whatever design, had to include a flower of some sort. I sourced 12mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls that were just the right colour to match the bridesmaid dresses, vintaj findings and a matching flower charm to give the bracelets a more vintage feel which Sarah wanted.

Bridesmaid Bracelet:

Bridesmaid Bracelet (12mm Swarovski Crystal Maroon Pearls with vintaj findings and flower charm)

I have made designs similar to these before but never used vintaj findings for bridesmaid bracelets so it made a nice change and really suits a more vintage style wedding.

I love it when a bride trusts me to make their own jewellery for the day as this is such an honour so when Sarah commissioned a matching bridal bracelet, necklace and headpiece, I was delighted. Sarah came prepared to our first meeting and had done some research on previous Pierrine wedding designs.

Taking inspiration from two designs I did last year Sarah picked bits she liked from each to make her very own unique designs. Sarah loved the irregularity in the shape of freshwater pearls, a heart toggle and of course a bit of bling so I created a floating bracelet for her using ivory freshwater pearls, Swarovski Bicone Crystals AB and a silver heart toggle.

Bridal Bracelet:

Bridal Bracelet (Ivory Freshwater Pearls and Swarovski Bicone Cystals AB)

Bridal Bracelet

Bridal Bracelet (Heart Toggle)

Bridal Bracelet (Boxed Up)

Sarah also wanted a necklace to match and chose a two layered design:

Bridal Necklace:

Bridal Necklace (Ivory Freshwater Pearls with Swarovski Bicone Crystals AB)

Bridal Necklace

Bridal Necklace (Heart Toggle)

To keep the theme throughout her wedding accessories, Sarah chose to also commission a co-ordinating bridal headpiece which would add a touch of sparkle to her hair style on the day as she was not wearing a veil.

Bridal Headpiece:
Bridal Headpiece

Here are some pictures from the big day:

Bridesmaid wearing her bracelet on the day

Bridesmaid wearing her bracelet on the day

I love the way Sarah’s hairdresser has interwoven the headpiece into her hairstyle:

Sarah's headpiece and back of the necklace worn on her big day

Sarah's headpiece and necklace worn on her big day

I think all three Pierrine pieces worked so well together and really complimented Sarah’s ivory wedding dress.

All that’s left to say is congratulations to Mr and Mrs Gibson 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.

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

Lucy Le Pelley – Wedding Commission

Lucy Le Pelley married Adam Ogier on the 19th August 2011. Lucy approached me to create bracelets for her two flower girls and necklaces for her three bridesmaids.

Lucy’s theme was interlocking hearts (2 hearts becoming 1) and her colour theme was ivory and pink so we thought that the jewellery, whatever design, had to include a heart charm of some sort. Having sourced light pink 8mm pearls that matched the sash on the bridesmaids’ outfits, Lucy chose a simple necklace design adorned with an interlocking silver charm hanging from the middle.

Bridesmaid Necklace:

Bridesmaid Necklace (Pink Pearls / Interlocking Heart Charm)

Bridesmaid Necklace (Pink Pearls / Interlocking Heart Charm)

Bridesmaid Necklace (Interlocking Heart Charm):

Bridesmaid Necklace (Interlocking Heart Charm)

Bridesmaid Necklace (Interlocking Heart Charm)

Bridesmaid Necklace (Interlocking Heart Charm)

Bridesmaid Necklace (Interlocking Heart Charm)

We wanted the bracelets for the flower girls to match using the same light pink pearls in a smaller size of 6mm and a heart charm. So I made simple matching elasticated bracelets for them in different wrist sizes.

Flower girl Bracelets:

Flower Girl Heart Charm Bracelets (Pink Pearls)

Flower Girl Heart Charm Bracelets (Pink Pearls)

Lucy has kindly provided me with pictures of the jewellery being worn on the day and seeing these, I really can see how the designs suited the dresses and colours so am very happy.

Flower Girls:

Flower Girls wearing their bracelets

Flower Girls wearing their bracelets

Bridesmaids and Flower Girls:

Bridesmaids wearing their necklaces and Flower Girls wearing their bracelets

Bridesmaids wearing their necklaces and Flower Girls wearing their bracelets

I have made designs similar to these before but never used smaller 8mm and 6mm beads for them and really like the look these give. It has definitely inspired me to create bracelet designs using smaller beads with charms so that the individual could wear several at once creating their own combination.

I would like to congratulate Mr and Mrs Ogier on their marriage and wish them all the best for the future.

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

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

Jackie Wenman – Wedding Commission

Jackie Wenman married Ben Snook on the 13th August 2011. Jackie approached me to create bracelets for her bridesmaids.

Jackie’s theme was butterflies and her colour theme was cobalt blue so we immediately thought that the bracelets, whatever design they were, had to include a butterfly charm of some sort. Having sourced cobalt blue 12mm pearls that matched the bridesmaids’ outfits, Jackie chose a simple elasticated bracelet design adorned with a silver butterfly charm.

Bridesmaid Bracelet:

Bridesmaid Bracelet (Colbalt Blue Pearls with Silver Butterfly Charm)

Bridesmaid Bracelet (cobalt Blue Pearls with Silver Butterfly Charm)

Jackie’s mother, Viv then approached me as she was struggling to find jewellery to match her outfit which had a mixture of colours in including black and coral. Viv decided to opt for Swarovski Peach Pearls rather than Coral as she was concerned the Coral might be too bright.

Viv loved the Graduating Swarovski Pearl Necklace I had made last year for Anna’s wedding so we decided to emulate this design using 12mm, 10mm and 8mm Swarovski Peach pearls.

Mother of the Bride Necklace:

Mother of the Bride Necklace (Swarovski Peach Pearls)

Mother of the Bride Necklace (Swarovski Peach Pearls)

I made a simple elasticated bracelet to match using 12mm Swarovski Peach pearls. Viv also wanted simple earrings to match. She normally wears stud earrings but I said that drop earrings would be different for her making them special and would move as she moved catching guests’ eyes. So we decided to use smaller 8mm Swarovski Peach pearls to make them a delicate design.

Mother of the Bride Bracelet and Earrings:

Mother of the Bride Bracelet and Earrings (Swarovski Peach Pearls)

Mother of the Bride Bracelet and Earrings (Swarovski Peach Pearls)

Mother of the Bride Bracelet and Earrings (Swarovski Peach Pearls)

Mother of the Bride Bracelet and Earrings (Swarovski Peach Pearls)

One thing I learnt from doing this wedding commission is that I must purchase a Swarovski Crystal Pearl Colour Chart which contains pearls in size 8mm, a size guide and samples of the different pearl shapes by Swarovski. To be honest I did not know one existed for pearls until doing this order so am very pleased to have discovered it.

Swarovski Crystal Pearl Colour Chart

Swarovski Crystal Pearl Colour Chart

This will make it easier for my client’s to visualise each colour available and put up against their outfits. This would have helped Viv determine if Peach was definitely the right colour over the Coral pearl and really put our minds at rest. I think she made the right decision as the Peach is a lovely soft colour which will go with Coral and many other colours so she can wear the jewellery again in the future.

I would like to congratulate Mr and Mrs Snook on their marriage and wish them all the best for the future.

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

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

Leather Love

I have never worked in leather before but I am finding it more and more popular so decided to invest in some 5mm black leather and some large holed beads and chunky charms and have had great fun creating some new designs.

I initially made myself a bracelet to see whether people liked it:

Leather Love Bracelet (Tube Heart Charm Dropper)

I have had such a great response that I have made three other designs so far:

Leather Love Bracelets

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If you like these, they can be purchased directly from the bracelets section on my website www.pierrine.com or from Bella Spa, Bella Luce, Guernsey.

Watch this space for Leather Love Necklaces to match……