Monday, September 24, 2012

Stephanotis and Cherry Blossoms Embellished in Rhinestones

This particular UK bride asked me to recreate a bouquet that I had made for a past client. While I try not to replicate the same bouquet twice, I think even if I tried, they wouldn't look 100% the same.  Sometimes with email communication with my clients there's a bit of misunderstanding, but in the end everything always works out. :)
Beki wanted lots of bling so we put crystals in both the stephanotis flowers and cherry blossoms. The difference with the cherry blossoms is I preferred the cupped rounded petal shape with the stamens in the center. Originally I didn't put the crystals in because I forgot what my original design had. So I had to modify the color of the center of the blossom from a light pale green to an ivory shade and add the mini rhinestones.  the bouquets and boutonnieres are wrapped with a shimmery ivory ribbon.
  I am so very grateful for all my international orders. It's always a great compliment to my work to see that people are willing to pay not only for exchange rate differences, international shipping and customs duties just to own one of my customized clay designs for them. I am so appreciative for all the business I've received over the years. :)

Special Customized Gifts

Recently I was contacted by this particular international client who wanted me to make some special gifts for people in his life. The first arrangement is of pink tulips and common yarrow flowers. I had never heard of yarrow until he asked me to make them.  While I wasn't able to capture 100% of what they look like in nature, I think I managed to get it close enough that one would know what it is if they knew what yarrows were to begin with. :)
The 2nd arrangement is of 6 long stem roses in whitish ivory, pink and red. I'm very happy with how each of the arrangements turned out and I think my client is as well. :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall Wedding Bouquet - Oranges, Peaches and Greens

Today, I finished a bridal bouquet for my client, Kirsten. Kirsten had found me via Etsy and asked if I could make a bouquet with dahlias, carnations or marigolds, roses, ranunculus, hipericum berries and viburnum. I just love how this bouquet turned out. Lots of shades of orange, peach and green.  Definitely a fall wedding bouquet!
Best wishes Kirsten to you and your fiance on your wedding day!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

White Lily with Rhinestones

This bride requested a white lily for her hair, but instead of the clay stamens and pistil, she really wanted to have some "bling". So I replicated the look of the stamens and pistil with the handwired rhinestones.

Custom Bridal Hair Comb

 I've been in a bit of a creative lull, but trying to get back into the swing of things. Thought I would catch up on a few blog posts today and share what I've been making. 
 An Etsy client/bride of mine requested me to create a bridal hair comb that included a mini coral peony with green leaves and lily of the valley blossoms wired with rhinestones to go with her veil. I'm pleased with the way it turned out.