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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wedding gifts..

My dear friend Nicole is getting married this weekend. And I am going to her wedding in Atlanta! So I decided to skip the usual gifts and made something for them that they can keep forever! I made a pair of cuff links for David and a necklace for Nicole. You can see the whole (well almost) process on my Flickr. I really hope they'll like their gifts!


  1. VERY lovely!! Will have to check in to flickr one night this week to see the process.

    Enjoy the wedding!!


  2. I just made necklaces for bridesmaids who are in my friends' wedding. I made the maid of honor a pair of earrings too, they match the pattern on her dress. Since my present to them was to make these pieces for free I felt badly that they didn't have anything to keep so I made the bride a pair of earrings too. It is fun being a jeweler!

  3. They are both gorgeous! I am wishing I was the bride, the necklace is just outstanding Tess. Have a wonderful time in Hot-Lanta!

  4. thank you Janice. I am really starting to take more photos of the whole process. It's also nice to have and look back at once a piece is gone.

    kim I know, It's so much fun to be able to make something yourself. Something they can hold on to forever to remember their special day by.

    Thank you Lisa! I am still pretty new to setting stones and kind of learning through trial and error.. hee hee. sometimes you get lucky I guess :o) I am hoping it won't be too crazy hot.. That's one of the reasons I moved to Philly. Us Swedes don't do so well at melting point...

  5. You just keeping pumping out more amazing stuff every time you sit down at that bench!

  6. Tess! omgosh they are outstanding, I just looked at your Etsy shop and THIS popped out!
    Oly Crikey! It is STUNNING! Long time since the team! *hugs*

  7. Wonderful finds here! Also, I made an interesting discovery. Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote about it this month…
    Bring Out The YOU In Your Home Decor!
    Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Different tastes in decor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?
    Bring out the Y-O-U!
    Make a statement and let your personality shine through! Add your zing to make it pop. Hang something personal on the wall with a few well-chosen accents-bold and beautiful. The trend for decor is becoming more and more personalized.
    Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own individual style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.
    by T. Miller
    Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX
    Take your individual decorating style to a whole new level of personalization, and discover a new way of looking at the world around you - Create your own Personalized Name Art with Photos That Look Like Letters!
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  8. Hi,
    Both are having great design and great art-work.The wedding gifts are worthy.

    handy akku


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