Two years ago I was helping sistermine plan her wedding. And thinking that there was no way on earth I'd ever put myself through much of that mess. (Note: Sistermine had a lovely wedding-- though there were way too many people there.)
So why now? The latest EBW challenge theme is Here Comes The Bride.
I've done my fair share of wedding jewelry. But I design it specifically for the bride, who is well-known to me! To just sit down and design wedding jewelry is kind of un-fun for me truthfully.
Not that I have anything against (or not much against) marriage-- which is a sacred and honorable thing with valid purposes to be sure. I kind of do have something against weddings though. They're kind of silly. Most of them seem less about the wedding than they are an excuse to get together and party. And, yeah, the bizarre customs associated with them are beyond silly.
I'd probably head to the nearest Justice of the Peace myself. Or barring that, I have friends that could do the honors and sign the certificate. Their living room seems like a good place to get that done.
And what would I wear on that sweet occasion? Well, I'd probably dress up a bit. Maybe even make a pretty frock. Linen or some peace silk chiffon.
I'm thinking that I have plenty of rings. If I don't get a 'wedding ring' I can switch them up and out at will. And save the money. That said, I like these:
I've taken to wearing three of these on the ring finger of my right hand and I love them:
I love this-- I'd wear it often-- which is a big deal for me because I really don't see spending resources on something I'll only wear once!
A shocking lack of diamonds, pearls and Swarovski, yes?
Now, the jewelry that I've designed for weddings-- it's all had crystal! They were crystal weddings. And gifts for brides having crystal weddings. The last set I did featured pearls with crystal. I try to keep it a secret, but I loathe pearls with crystal. One or the other please!
But that kind of leaves me stuck on Here Comes the Bride.