by Jody Lanham.
(Wooster, Ohio, USA)
This necklace and earrings set is one of two that I made as part of a commission to do the jewelry for a co-worker’s wedding.
She showed me the dresses the junior bridesmaids (her daughters, ages 7 & 9) would be wearing, gave me her colors and theme and off I went to shop for beads!
I make a lot of jewelry, but I most enjoy that which I custom make.
Doing custom work gives me the opportunity to develop the pieces to match the client – the personality and purpose of the piece will emerge and become somewhat evident in the finished product.
Anyway I have met these impish girls on several occasions and had some idea of what might be appropriate for them – something cute, fairy-like but not dainty, more durable and earthy, representative of all things inquisitive and active girls enjoy.
These sets captured this essence quite properly and they absolutely loved them!
Designs by Jody