"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.
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...