Saturday, May 2, 2015

Whats on My Bench

In this week's edition of Whats on My Bench, JET Team leader Lynn shares what happens on her bench when she's creating her wedding jewellery...



"It's such a delight working long hard hours during wedding season, considering the end result is such a win-win. I advise the bride-to-be that my job is to eliminate the stress involved in selecting the right jewelry for her bridesmaids - by offering options, having her help to personalise and put her signature on the jewelry, and especially by communicating throughout the process, and then shipping super fast!



It all starts with the design choice. Once a bride has narrowed down her design, we work together to ensure the length of the pearls are correct for the neckline of the bridesmaid's dresses. Once that is all sorted out, I begin the fun part of my job....production. First things first, Pandora goes on and sets my mood. Could be Cafe Del Mar style music, Deep Forest or a good dose of REM. Then comes clearing the space and staging the materials and tools. I'm quite fortunate as when orders come in, they are for multiples of the same design so I create the first and simply duplicate the remainder. The largest wedding I did had 12 bridesmaids and 2 flower girls...so fun!



After I am finished with the order, I carefully and lovingly gift box each pearl set inclusive of package charms that match the wedding colors. For larger weddings, there is a gift of thanks also in the colors of the wedding, including a note to the bride explaining care and instructions.



And finally, the end result. A lovely gift package ready to give to the best friends that will stand by her side. I have the greatest job ever, and my end result, a very happy bride!

For information on selecting your bridesmaid’s jewelry, please contact Lynn at UrbanPearlStudio on Etsy.

17 comments :

Keystring said...

Beautiful!

Laura Stamper said...

Always classic and beautiful!

Mollie Ann said...

No wonder those brides are always so happy! Beautiful, beautiful jewelry and A+++++ customer service!

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Thank you for sharing my story!

Jean Sandell said...

Gorgeous work!!!

Cher said...

Awesome from start to finish, and beautiful bridal jewelry!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Fabulous jewelry! Thanks for sharing your tips about how you run your shop...

jemsbyjb said...

So exciting to be a part of someone's special day.

Beadsme said...

Beautiful. I too get excited when a wedding order comes through. Makes you very proud to be a part of someones big day.

LoveStoneArts said...

Your process seems so Zen. Thanks for the peek into lovely Urban Pearl Studio.

SendingLoveGallery said...

makes me want to get married again and contact Lynn -awesome customer service!

Michele said...

Every bride will be pleased, the amount of thought that goes into everything definitely shows!!!!

Tracy said...

Droolworthy!

Erika Price said...

A bride's dream! Love how much thought and care you put into your work, Lynn!

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

Brides can take a deep sigh of relief when they find your shop. They are in good hands!!

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Lynn, not only is your jewelry gorgeous, but your customer care is fantastic! Sure to melt any bridezilla's heart!

Brooke said...

Thanks for sharing Lynn, you've got a great system!