Saturday, 15 February 2014

My Own Bridesmaids' Jewellery

Wow, it's been awhile since i've posted on here! I've been super busy the past 6 months, getting married, working and buying a block of land to build our first home as a married couple. 

I've been looking forward to this post for months - a showcase of the jewellery my bridesmaids wore to my wedding. I would have loved to have got this post up sooner, but I thought I had lost my SD card with the photos. I found them this week and was elated - now I can show you close ups of my work yay!

I spent over a year thinking about and sourcing the gems I ending up using, I really wanted to have stunning, unique and complementary designs on the day. The peices were designed with the girls dresses in mind as they all wore different necklines. I also took into account what I thought they would wear again after the wedding was over. They all looked so stunning - I was sorely tempted to keep some of the jewellery myself!

My maid of honour, Alyce (pictured middle below), wore cascading sterling silver earrings constructed of pearl, moonstone,  and clear quartz. She also wore a pearl and moonstone sterling silver bracelet. She had a one shoulder dress, so didn't have a necklace as it would have clashed with the neckline. Alyce is a pearl fan (they look gorgeous on her), so I wanted to use alot of pearl in her designs - her bracelet was a large faceted moonstone gem with complementing pearl beads on the side.

Rachel (pictured on the left) wore a long triple wrapped necklace constructed out of moonstone, quartz and pearl. Unfortunately I don't have any close ups of Rach's jewellery. :( I wanted her necklace to balance out her strapless dress, and so made it fairly dramatic. In contrast to the other girls, Rach's earrings were simple moonstone gem drops. 

Cait (pictured on the right) wore sterling silver moonstone and chrysoberyl triple tier earrings that I matched with a moonstone and pearl bracelet. I mirrored the clustering of small moonstone, quartz and pearl beads in the earrings and necklace to tie the designs together. 

I will be posting about my own bridal jewellery in the next month or two, which I can't wait to share. I loved my designs (and have worn the earrings a few times since the wedding - including on my honeymoon)! 

If you would like something similar for your wedding - please send me a convo on etsy and we can discuss what requirements you are after. I can design in gold fill and in a range of different gems colours and cuts - drop me a line! :)

Wedding photos are by White Tulip Photography and Deanna Whyte Photography - AMAZING ladies! :)

Jewellery photos are by yours truely :)

Saturday, 31 August 2013

I'm Getting Married!

Wow, not posted in a while! Naughty me! Will try and keep you guys updated a bit more often, and i need to use this blog more as it is a great forum for info on theori. 

Speaking about info, I'm heading off to get married from mid November -mid December, so theori will be closed. Custom orders need to be placed before 1st November to allow me time to craft and send off items, so if you are wanting an item for your bridal party, please contact meand we can work on your designs. Looking forward to working with brides this wedding season as its especially important to me :)

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Changes to Shipping Costs

Due to Australia Post increasing their postage charges, I have unfortunately had to increase my postage charges for all countries. All items are shipped within either a small shipping box or padded envelope (depending on how many items are shipped and their size) and recycled tissue paper and wrapping are used.

Within Australia was $5.50, now $6.60
To United Kingdom was $14.50, now $17.50
Everywhere else was $10.50, now $13.50

Please see my policies for more details.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Studio Painting

I finally started (and have now finished) repainting my studio over this long weekend! The walls have been transformed from a pale yellow/biege (see what it used to look like here) to a very light grey, which I think looks great. I still have to  put up some of my prints and the space will be getting close to where I would like it. Now i just have to clean up the rest off the house and I can relax...

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Food Photos

I've been into cooking and taking photos of my cooking lately - maybe this is turning into a food blog! I think it's to do with my new lens and also the love soft winter light that I get on Sunday mornings. I made some ultra - nommy wholegrain pancakes with strawberry sauce today - it was so awesome. I think i'll have to post the recipe at some point as I think that more people must experience the awesomeness! I also made a beef and pear tagine last weekend which was very yummy too - the recipe is here.

Anyway, here are a couple of photos that I have taken over the last two weekends that I thought I would share. I am really enjoying my camera, so if there is anything you would fancy seeing up close, let me know!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

New Macro Lens

You may have noticed if you've been having a look at my shop that i've been updating and improving my product shots over the last month or so. I've started supplementing my darker backgrounds with lighter, airier backgrounds which I think have really made the shop look great! 

Also, I invested in a new macro lens, Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED from Camera's Direct here in Aus. OMG is this lens lovely - awesome crisp and gorgeous close ups! I have been wanting one of these for a while to improve my close up product shots (had to save up!). Below are the results from this afternoon's shoot with some of my succulents in the backyard to test out the lens. 

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Sunday Morning Cookin'

I have been wanting to bake bread rolls for a couple of weeks and this weekend, I finally got around to it! I followed the recipe on that came with my breadmaker, but I used fine pasta/pizza flour instead of normal plain flour. The final product was well worth it, gorgeous soft, light, warm bread!  Now I think I need to cook some yummy soup to go with them - maybe cauliflower and potato?