Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm giving everyone a very selfish challenge!

I’m so excited that I won the last challenge….My little egg was a very fun (if time consuming) obsession. Now I get to pick the next one…..and it’s a really selfish one too. Please forgive the Bridezilla moment you are about to witness.

I need ideas for jewelry for my wedding next year. I need ideas for not only me and my groom, but for my bridesmaids, the groomsmen, for our parents and grandmas….you get the idea.

So let me tell you a little about the wedding: It’s taking place in a real 1930’s speakeasy where Dillinger played poker and Cab Calloway played his swinging jazz.

It has a very Art Deco theme (not to be confused with Art Nouveau) with Black and Silver being the main colors, but we are adding real peacock feathers for some rich blues, greens and purples.
We are going to have at least one live band playing great music from the era.
The boys will have Fedora hats, the girls will have very red lips!

Here’s a photo of what my dress will be like….only in PLATINUM silver silk

So think (or Google) Fred and Ginger, Jean Harlow

Think the Chrysler Building (especially the eagle heads!) and Rockefeller Center.

Think Cab Calloway, Satchmo, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies and Squirrel Nut Zippers for music.

Think geometric lines, with a few interesting curves, rhinestones, glass, and stainless steel ….clean lines!!

I’m excited to see what you guys come up with. I think this might be a new style for many, and I hope it's not adding too many restrictions to the challenge....If it is, forgive me for the temporary insanity that comes with planning a wedding!!

Remember this is open to everything from necklaces to hair picks, to cuff links to chunky cuffs and brooches! Let's show every Bride To Be out there that we have what it takes!


oops...forgot...Deadline Midnight on April 23. Yes, I changed it AGAIN....see I told you I was insane!!!

Post it over to the Flickr group so we can all ohhhh and ahhhhh, and I can consider blowing half a wedding budget on all your wonderful creations!!


  1. Your wedding sounds like it will be tons of fun! Love your wedding "theme" and your challenge. I think it will be a tough one but I'll give it a go. :-)

  2. Wow! I think it's a great idea to collect ideas from all over the universe for your big day--and you deserve whatever stretching you make us do!

  3. Love the dress and sounds like a blast!!!


  4. That dress will be gorgeous. Sounds like such a great theme for your wedding. Classic but still fun. Can you narrow things down to a year range that we are looking at? This will be a challenge in every sense of the word but I would like to give it a go. Thanks

  5. Love your dress! And your theme. And colors. Everything! Can we all come? It sounds like fun! :)

  6. Love the dress. Love the theme. Love everything. I'm going to have a little chat with my Muse and we'll see if we come up with something to enter in this challenge. :)

  7. So the date is not set in stone yet...we have 2 options....Friday April 1, or Friday May 13....yeah, we have a sense of humor!! I'll be adding a set to my own flickr page for anyone who needs some more photo inspiration, or at least terms to google. It will also have a photo of the engagement rings if anyone wants to make things that match. When I get the set done, I'll add a link here.

  8. Oh I love Deco! My house is Deco modern which is not Art Deco but has very geometric lines so I will try and have fun with this one.

  9. here's a flickr set I put together with some inspirations.... I'll be adding captions when i get a little more time.

  10. Wow this sounds like one heck of a wedding. I bet it will be one to remember!