My brother got married this Saturday to the most beautiful bride. I have been glowing with sheer happiness days after, just thinking about how happy he looked. I was honored when his beautiful wife Jackie asked me to create gifts for the bridal party. Here are some photos. I heart creating for a special event.
The pretty girls wearing their Rasbarri's
I am so happy I captured this moment. I am so happy the ladies loved them!
A good friend of mine contacted me last week to come up with a piece for his beautimussss girlfriend. I jumped with joy because I love nothing more than to create for someone I already know...you can picture their complexion, style, everything.. It's gratifying to choose a stone you know will look so good on someone. I call this piece Layla Love....because for some reason, that is the first name that popped into my mind. I love the daintiness of the necklace. I want to make twenty more. I used 14k Gold Filled Chain and tiny leaf paired with an Amazonite Briolette. Two tiny swarovski stones adorn the clasp in the back. Yummy.
I have been experimenting non-stop with the uploading system for my shop at Rasbarri.com but to no avail. My lovely web-designer friend is currently shooting a music video in NYC so I cannot possibly fathom bothering him at the moment for help! (Check him out - WORMC.COM) Without a silly doubt, the shop will surely be set up for the holidays. In the meantime, I will sit here and twiddle my thumbs, blow bubbles.... until Jason can come to my rescue, per usual.
I spent a copious amount of my time exploring flickr.com for inspiration today. Flickr is a deep, dark, black-hole for my mind. I'm often found slumped over in a haze, gazing at photos that strike some type of nostalgic memory or beautiful aesthetic that captivates me. Time usually ticking and I find my night usually long gone without noticing. In any case, I am desperately searching for some inspiration for a project I must have done by October 22nd. I am creating bridal jewelry for a total of four, beautiful ladies who will be partaking in a Black & White wedding. My personal style, reflected in Rasbarri is light and airy, light colored, shimmery stones and dainty chains. This project is posing a bit of a challenge for me since I am being asked to create something a bit out of my realm; dark and more serious. It must be perfect. In my efforts to seek inspiration, I came across a photographic technique that I'm currently obsessing over called, "bokeh". Bokeh is a japanese noun meaning "blur" or "haze"...a term referring to the æsthetic quality of the out-of-focus areas of an image. Operation Inspiration: Complete. I know exactly how these pieces will look. Here are some of my favorite bokeh images from today. Enjoy <3