Something Old, Something for Caroline

We all know the saying–a bride needs something borrowed, something blue, something old & something new– When my friends Caroline and David announced that they were engaged, shortly thereafter Caroline asked me to make the jewelry for her bridesmaids & herself. I’m not sure I can ever quite express how deeply honored I feel when asked to make wedding jewelry. It’s so important. It’s in the pictures you’ll have for years & for us gals, this is the outfit that we dream & scheme about for ages (more than half of the pins on Pinterest can attest to that!).

The things I make come with little a lot of love–for the various pieces themselves and also for the enjoyment that afternoon (or more often, the wee hours of the night) have yielded. I truly enjoy what I do and on this occasion, it was pure bliss. I put more than a little love into this one–I put a piece of my heart. David & Caroline are both two good friends of mine and I wanted to make something special that she could have & wear long after their wedding. So I made her a necklace with a rare bit of Americana–an Art Deco W&H Co. Sweetheart Locket (which some of you may remember from a post from a few weeks ago).

Caroline’s necklace is made entirely with vintage & antique pieces (her something old–apart from her stunning wedding dress & veil–her grandmother’s). The chain is a combination of vintage brass chain & an antique gold watch chain. The button pictured in the middle of the above collage is also from that same watch chain. Above the locket rests the remnants of a clip-on pearl & rhinestone silver earring. The locket, I hope, will keep her loved ones & husband close to her heart.

Caroline & I

I have a few more weddings coming up of friends & family (I know already that I am making more fabulous wedding accessories). And who knows, one day it might be my turn…I did catch the bouquet after all!



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2 responses to “Something Old, Something for Caroline

  1. Hey, just landed here looking for insparation for a Lamp, im impressed the necklace is wonderfull and i want this one 🙂 what more can i say …. jarrrr greetings from Berlin – Zelema

    • Zelema,

      Thank you! I love this necklace too! I made it especially for my friend’s wedding. I’m afraid I don’t have another one exactly like it but if you wanted a necklace made especially for you I would be more than happy to make you one. Email me at if you’re interested!

      And thanks (bitte) for stopping by my blog! Check out my Pinterest board “Steampunk Inspiration” for some ideas on your own DIY lighting! I have posted a couple there.

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