Thursday, 27 May 2010

KRISTINA'S ORDER - BRIDAL AND BRIDESMAID BROOCH BOUQUET AND MATCHING BOUTONNIERES

Back a while ago, this lovely lady bought my 'Treasure' brooch bouquet - A symphony of amber gold, rust, orange , brown and a tiny bit of green. The main elements of this bouquet are Sarah Coventry signed 'Sun Flower' Brooches and Earrings, in beautiful pale gold tone with a gorgeous amber glass stone in their centers. Together with these stunning brooches and earrings are amber/topaz rhinestones vintage pins and brooches with a dash of lime green / citrine colour. To make it look more like a real treasure, I added plenty of very pale bright gold fresh water cultured pearls and top it off with the most gorgeous vintage rhinestone pin bumble bee.

The backing was made of luxurious soft saddle coque feathers in matching colour. The handle was slightly padded for extra comfort while holding ( and for a perfect smooth and round look), then wrapped with gold satin ribbon with a charming bow accent. In the center of the bow twinkles a cute vintage rhinestone button.







Treasure

After checking this bouquet out of my Etsy, this lovely lady convoed me for a custom work of a bridesmaid bouquet (for her sister) which should be a little smaller and two boutonnieres for her fiance and his brother. Of course all should match the bridal bouquet and her wedding colours are bronzes, golds and rusts.

So here are what I came up with : two boutonnieres each made with a Sarah Coventry 'Sun Flower' earring. To gain a consistency, I handwired some cultured pearls ( the same with the ones I used in the bridal bouquet) with gold plated wire to add to the flower earring. added a stem, added gold goose spike, natural coque saddle, natural/gold hackle feathers, some burnt peacock herl for more texture and finally wrapped the stem with beautiful pale gold satin ribbon.




Boutonnieres
And below is the 'Little Treasure' - the Bridesmaid Bouquet. It's made the same way I made the bridal bouquet but in order to make them different yet still matched, I used different feathers for the backing (gold hackle feathers) and wrapped the handle in brown.

My most favorites in this bouquet are the vintage copper stamping I used to embellish the handle and the beautiful vintage scorpion brooch (against the bee brooch I used in the bridal bouquet)



Little Treasure
I sent Kristina the photos of her completed items and I was so thrilled she said she loves them. Now her order is on its way to her across the pond. I can't wait to know what she thinks once she receives it.
Hope everyone will have a nice weekend, here in the UK it'll be a long weekend - monday is a bank Holiday. I know I'll have a very busy weekend finishing a huge order of Maria from Norway, doing some final touches for another 'Magic of Love' bouquet for a Birmingham bride, finishing some 'Vintage Chic' feather boutonnieres and 'Shabby Elegance' bridesmaid bouquet to take some photos to send to Brittney from the USA and may be with a bit of luck starting on a new order sample flower for Kieran from Australia...

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this! It's as if you jumped in my head and pulled out what I had imagined! Would you be willing to make another?

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