Wednesday, October 28, 2009

custom wedding: Rebecca + Chris (the process)

Here is a blogpost that I have been meaning to post since last week. I am really excited to share with you the custom wedding pieces that I made for Rebecca and Chris' wedding. I met Rebecca through Christy Pelland when we had gotten together to speak about my new website; these two wonderful ladies are graciously collaborating together to design it. Thanks ladies!

When I met up with Rebecca to talk to her about her custom wedding pieces, I had brought along some questions I wanted to know about her family, Chris, and herself.

Option #1:

I had also asked Rebecca what are some ideas that she thought were important to incorporate into the custom pieces as well as if she had any found objects that she wanted to include in any of the pieces.

With all of this information in hand, I started to do some more research before I started to sketch together all these ideas into her custom wedding pieces. For the necklace, I came up with three main options that all had slight variations among the symbols used throughout the piece.

Option #2:

In our meeting, Rebecca had mentioned to me that the Claddagh (a traditional Irish) design that features two hands clasping a heart, which is usually surmounted by a crown is something that she wanted to include in the necklace because of her families' Irish background. The elements that are incorporated within the symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown).

Option #3:

In tomorrow's post, I will describe some more aspects of each of the pieces along with some quick shots of the pieces... and more.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Ada! You did such an incredible job on this piece! It is one of my all time favorite pieces of jewelery! The guests at the wedding kept complimenting the craftsmanship, the design and the beauty of the piece! Thank you for all your amazing work!