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The past couple of weeks, I've been making necklaces for models who have graciously agreed to photograph them for my new collection; I create with colors and charms based on the personality of each model and what I think would be most complementary to their look. This is similar to what I do when I'm designing a custom piece for an order. I'll receive a special piece of fabric in the mail, for example a lace swatch from a wedding dress. From the style of the fabric and based on what the customer tells me about it, I create a little story with added beads, or buttons, or metal charms.
Here is a necklace that I've designed for a model with long red hair, who loves to wear neutral tones in her photographs. I went with colors that I thought would stand out a bit, yet not disturb the serene mood of her colorways - sage green silk overlaid with vintage black silk mesh, complemented by a bronze button and a tiny aqua, and gold Czech glass bead. I was so happy with this design that I'm working on a similar one in bronze, pink and green tones. It's going to be hard choosing which to send her; maybe it will have to be both! When I'm finished with the other piece I'll try and post it side by side with this one, so you can see. To order your own custom memory necklace see my profile link.
In Hardwick Vermont this weekend, you can come see my jewelry in person at the Team Absolutely LACN Craft Fair Fundraiser next Saturday, March 23rd! This event will feature over 50 vendors for a great cause, raising funds for the Lamoille Area Cancer Network. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/743330279400182/
I will have finished necklaces for sale and also be available to answer questions and take orders for my new custom memory necklaces, to celebrate special life events and bring comfort to those going through loss. Bring a swatch of fabric (at least 2" square) and/or a button/bead (optional) if you would like to order a custom piece similar to those pictured here. I can work with wedding lace if you'd like a wedding memory necklace, or baby clothing and clothing of loved ones. I can incorporate small buttons and beads into the design. I hope to see you there!