Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Special Keepsake Made With Wedding Gown Lace

Earlier this year, while I was purging stuff in preparation for our move to the house in Hooterville, I mentioned in this post how I had made the decision to part with the wedding gown I wore when I married my hubby in 1972. 

laceCFinal640 Before I let the dress go though, I cut off a small piece of lace and asked  Joy of Cupid’s Charm to incorporate it into a special keepsake.  Joy turns vintage jewelry, broken china, old silver spoons, vintage photos, papers, lace, crystals, pearls and sterling beads into the most beautiful and romantic pieces of jewelry you have ever seen.

When Joy was done working her creative magic, the charm bracelet below was the result.   

My bridal gown lace bracelet-Cupid's Charm 

In addition to Swarovski crystals, pearls and sterling beads, she combined 3 heart-shaped charms made with broken china pieces and 4 charms containing lace from my wedding dress.

Let me tell you, the bracelet  is absolutely exquisite in person!  I am sure this gorgeous bracelet is destined to become a family heirloom.

Originally, I had planned to gift my daughter with this special bracelet on her 30th birthday next June.  However, I decided to give  it to her early so she could wear it to the special premiere event she attended last week in California.

If you pop over to Joy’s on-line shop to browse, don’t blame me if you want one of everything!  :)

Linking up to:

Metamorphosis Monday #132 @ Between Naps on the Porch

Wow Us Wednesdays #25 @ Savvy Southern Style

Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home


Terry said...

Ahhhh, so awesome!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a gorgeous bracelet!...and beautiful dress.
Such a lovely keepsake to pass on to your daughter.

Kimberly :-)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Shari, your bracelet is beautiful! Your dress reminds me of mine with all the layers in back. Beautiful!

Okio B Designs said...

What a really sweet idea! Something that is sure to have sentimental value to your daughter. Coming over from Met Monday and your newest follower!


Marilyn said...

A gorgeous treasure for your daughter! Mothers are always so loving and giving.♥♫

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful treasure for many years to come!

A Southern Rose said...

What a beautiful treasure to cherish forever. Love it!

Cindy said...

What a lovely way to remember your beautiful wedding gown. If it had been mine, I don't think I could have ever sold it. I love the gowns from the 70's, so romantic and pretty!

Donna Gelineau said...

What a treasure!
I am a new follower.

Kathy said...

I love your idea of the braclet. It turned out lovely. A treasures to pass on. Kathy

Marlis said...

That is a fabulous way to be sentimental! I love your bracelet, every charm and crystal on it.. Great piece. xo marlis

April said...

That is absoLUTELY gorgeous!
What a precious creation.

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Shari! :) I'm glad you like what I did above all my doorways..I'm a sucker for molding too! I have plans to add some more in other areas of the house, but I have to wait until I can save up..molding is expensive! :-o
Your bracelet is absolutely lovely..what a precious gift to give your daughter, I'm sure she was touched! I still have my wedding dress and should do something like that to it too...I'd much rather wear it on a piece of jewelry, than have it stuffed in a closet somewhere! :)
Have a great day!