Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wedding Dress Saga 2

Below is the pattern for my new dress. I've taken the liberty of putting two patterns together. The top and skirt will be the same color, cocoa. It looks the color of cocoa mix before water is added. The collar, sleeves, and a border at the bottom of the blouse will be a sheer chiffon of a slightly darker color.

Jennifer is working hard at this project! She is such a sweet friend.

So, of course I needed to make a new set of jewelry to go with the new dress. Again, I've used the new wire wrapping techniques that I have been enjoying. The necklace has a smoky quartz oval in the middle. The gold-filled frame has Swarovski pearls and crystals wrapped onto it. I've named it "Romantic Dream Necklace."

To complete the set I made earrings, a two stranded bracelet, and even tried my hand at making a ring! This ring is the third one I made. The other two are still great, but not quite the look I was wanting. The ring is shown on the fabric swatches from the fabric of my dress. I hadn't made rings before, but it's so much fun. I'm sure you'll be seeing more rings from me!

Just two more weeks until Jonathan and Johanna will tie the knot! May God richly bless them with His joy, love, and peace.


Heather said...

Thank you for your comment and for uplifting me with what you said. God is good and I am so blessed to be able to home school the kids.

Your jewelry is AMAZING! you are so talented!

allaboutattitude said...

its so pretty
ad good luck to you

Mei said...

Janine, I will choose this smoky quartz set for the wedding (Read your post in yahoo group for opinion). Neat wire work. So are all other pieces by you :)

Erin said...

I think these are gorgeous! And they looked so lovely on you last weekend.
I agree with you too, that the brown dress will be more in your color scheme than the pink.
Can't wait to see photos of you wearing it! :)

I just saw you've got an Etsy shop too. Popping over there now...