Custom Wedding Jewelry: Abby + Josh

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my wedding work, but I have been so busy with bridal designs this season! I’m finally getting a chance to catch up on sharing these events, and I’m so excited to start off the post-a-thon with these photos from Abby and Josh’s wedding!


Abby is a friend of mine from college days; we met in the fall of 2005 when we both moved onto campus as freshman and found ourselves living on the same dormitory floor. After college she decided to volunteer with AmeriCorps, which is where she met Josh – first her best friend, and later her love. The two were married in Carmel, California, and though I was sad not to be able to attend the ceremony, I was so proud to contribute to their special day by designing custom jewelry for Abby and her bridesmaids.


The necklace I designed for Abby is made in a lariat style, featuring a handmade chain of white glass pearls and faceted clear glass crystal beads in various shapes and sizes. From the chain hangs a faceted glass teardrop with a halo of small white glass pearls (slightly jumbled in the photograph). I designed her earrings to match, using the same elements of clear faceted glass beads and white glass pearls.


Abby’s custom jewelry draws from the colors and embellishments of her wedding dress. I especially like how the lariat style necklace complements the sweetheart necklace of Abby’s gown. Stunning!


For the Abby’s bridesmaids, who wore short dresses with royal blue lace overlay, I created complementary earrings and necklaces featuring luminous glass beads in sapphire, dark grey, and clear. The bright yellow accents in the bridesmaids’ bouquets completed the look!


Here’s a closer look at both pieces. As you can see, the earrings consist of a pear-shaped set glass stone with three drops of sapphire blue rondeles and dark grey teardrops. The bracelets feature the same elements in different shapes, all strung together on a durable stretch cord.


Congratulations to the beautiful Abby and her new husband Josh. May your new marriage be every bit as beautiful as your wedding day!

Xo, Ali

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