I’m always excited when people ask us to make special items as gifts for people. A few weeks ago we received an email asking for us to make a custom necklace. Our client wanted a variation on our Vintage by Drakestail Jewellery line, using our gorgeous Swarovski crystals, and as soon as I read the email I was excited to get started!
Our client explained to me that any time he texts with his wife, he always ends the conversation with XOXO. He wanted to put that into a Valentine’s gift, and came up with the idea of using XOXO in Morse code, -..- — -..- —, spelled out in pearls. After discussing colour options, he picked Rosaline pink to represent the dashes, and lavender to represent the dots. He chose light gold for the rest of the necklace. As soon as he made his picks, I got to work, curious to see the end result.
The Morse code was a great idea and the necklace turned out great. I tucked in one of our signature stardust beads, which he loved as well.
Want to send a secret message to someone? We’d love to do more Morse code pieces! What would you want your jewellery to tell the world?
I seem to be thinking a lot about hair accessories this week, so I decided to make another set of wire-wrapped pearl bobby pins. These are using Swarovski pearls in Rosaline, a soft, light pink. The lighting in this photo isn’t the best – to see a more accurate colour of these pearls look at the cluster hair clip I made a couple days ago.
Since I had all my Swarovski pearls and my alligator clips out, I decided to make another hair clip. This one is another request from a friend, using light gold, white, and a random mix of colours in between.
This hair clip is one of a pair of hair clips that I’ll be making this week as a custom order for a dear friend. This one features Rosaline pink and white pearls, twisted on silver wire. These are rough on the fingertips, but are so cute that it’s totally worth it.
I love our Vintage by Drakestail line, and was tickled when we got a custom order: a client wanted a set for her bridesmaids and herself. Fabulous! Roxy and I are each doing half the order, so I made up my half today.
Since I’ve been playing around with hair accessories, I’ve had all kinds of ideas for beaded pretties to wear in my hair. Not everyone is a tiara person, but who doesn’t like a little bling in their hair now and then?
Today’s project takes a set of 6 bobby pins and some light gold Swarovski pearls, and creates a pretty set of wire-wrapped pearl hair pins. They’d be a great set to tuck into a bride’s hair, or for anyone who wants to dress up their ‘do. I like how the wraps turned out – not overly flashy, and fairly neat. The focus stays on the pearls.