Archive for December, 2008
We have several designs that are either partially or fully hand painted with lustrous enamel paint. Painting- anything really is one of my favorite tasks to do in the studio. I love enamel painted flowers for many reasons the first of which is that I get to pick up a paint brush! The final effect of painting can create a sheer layer with bits of textured metal showing underneath such as the Dogwood Single Flower Comb, pictured above, or the effect can be a lustrous opaque and shiny surface such as Plumeria Comb, also pictured above.
The new Plumeria collection has been a instant favorite- creamy paint studded with Swarovski crystal. Gorgeous!!!! A customer recently said she needed several Plumeria flowers to get through a Hawaiian vacation. Thank you I love comments like that!!!
Our standard paint color is white, but if you ask… we can offer a variety of colors the most common of which is ivory (I wore ivory painted Lilac Hair Ornaments for my own wedding), but we also can paint green, pale yellow, pale pink, and pale blue just to name other common colors. We will be happy to send color swatches of any color you might be interested in!
Have a lovely weekend!
Congratulations to Leah, the winner of these fabulous Miss Peacock Earrings! The contest was sponsered by Lovelyish.com, a blog focusing on fashion, beauty, and makeup. Very lovely! I hope Leah has a high style party to go to this holiday season, perhaps a New Year’s Eve bash complete with dancing and kissing at mid-night!
Although there’s a definite chill in the air and we’ve even seen some snow here in the mid-west, there are quite a few new sparkly blooms to show you! Today I’ll show off these 2 new very delicate & feminine tulle flowers. There are still warm weather destination weddings to think about & should we dare to think ahead to spring? I would even pair the larger sparkling Aster flower with a winter gown as it has an icy delicate quality. I love Rosebud too as its design is slightly smaller, perfect for an “ear tuck”.
The flowers are hand made of layer upon layer of sheer tulle and are pretty worn alone or cluster 2 of the same style together for more drama. The tulle color options are well, abundant- white, diamond white (shown), ivory, light pink, light blue, light purple, pale green, red, pale yellow, gray, black. The crystal too comes in many colors, so someone please pair black tulle with jet crystal?? I may have to go ahead and do that myself for a Christmas party this weekend! : -) I’ll be back next week with a story about our new enamel flowers- glossy white and studded with pearl and crystal!
Enjoy the weekend!
It’s a most common question “How and when do I choose my hair accessories” and one that deserves careful thought and consideration. However, the condensed answer is simple: Choose what you love while taking a few key factors into consideration.
1.Your gown– it’s a must factor. It’s rare to find a bride who hasn’t already selected her gown. Does it have embellishment? A high or low neck line? Does it have any color in the fabric, or in the detail (a sash maybe or for example gold toned beading)?
2. What jewelry do you have already? You should have an idea of style at least. Stud earrings or dangle (how much dangle, a ½” drop or a fabulous chandelier style)?
3. How will you wear your hair? Your hair…I think most people would agree that you should feel like yourself only a more special, more carefully styled version of yourself, a version that makes you feel beautiful, glamorous, confident, & full of love! This isn’t always a must when selecting a hair accessory, but it does help guide the style you choose. I have actually had many customers who have all the details wrapped up including gown, jewelry, & hair accessory, but they wait on deciding on a final hair style until bringing their beautiful and sparkly jeweled comb to their 1st hair trial.
The above image features the Lisette Gown from J.Crew, a sheer silk organdy fabric covered in embroidered cotton flowers. I paired this gown with two similarly detailed jeweled combs- the Dogwood Small Comb and the larger Dogwood Bridal Back Piece. Keeping the jewelry simple I added only the Dogwood Bracelet and would opt simple pearl studs for the earring choice.
Do you have any questions along the way? I’ve touched base with customers as much as 6 months before they order perhaps just answering simple inquiries such as the possibility changing the size of a piece or location of a comb. Let me know if you have any questions, ideas, or pictures that would help make your decision!