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 http://www.flickr.com/groups/aspiringmetalsmiths/ so we can all ohhhh and ahhhhh, and I can consider blowing half a wedding budget on all your wonderful creations!!