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Wedding Program Fan

Today’s #HANDMADEADAY handpicked find comes from the fun, cheerful shop known as Liddabits! If you’re planning a summer wedding, you’ll want to keep guests cool… and you’ll also want to share some details about your ceremony, right? Well, this dual-purpose program and fan will do the trick! The wedding program can be customized and designed to match your invitations or stand alone as a unique piece. Take a look:

wedding program fan | http://emmalinebride.com/marketplace/wedding-program-fan/

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ceremony wedding program fan | http://emmalinebride.com/marketplace/wedding-program-fan/
You can find out more here.

xo
-E.

Moissanite Twig Engagement Ring

Today’s #HANDMADEADAY find comes from Kristin Coffin, whose engagement rings are stunning. And it proves that engagement rings don’t have to be diamonds to be completely breathtaking. Take this moissanite twig engagement ring, for instance: it features a modern (and rustic) twig designs on the band, while the 1.2 ct moissanite stone steals the show! I also love the floral carved detail.

moissanite twig engagement ring with carved floral setting

twig engagement ring

See more photos + get the full scoop here.

xo
-E.

Boho Bridal Hair Chain

Hi, loves! Emma here and it’s time for our daily handmade wedding find. This boho bridal hair chain is perfect for a hair down hairstyle or an updo. We spotted it over at Lottie Da Designs and, if you want to make a statement down the aisle, this will do! I love this piece. Take a look!

boho bridal hair chain

You can see boho bridal hair chain (and other adornments) right here.

xo
-E.

Rose Floral Clutch

Today’s handmade find is one I’m adding to my very own wish list. Have you noticed that floral prints are back and bigger than ever? I’m loving them, too. Here’s a rose floral clutch we spotted over at Eclu that you’re going to want to get your hands on. It’s so pretty!

rose floral clutch

Cute! You can find it here.

xo
-E.

Polka Dot Clutch Purse

We are launching a BRAND NEW feature here at Emmaline Bride! Each day we’re featuring a new find from The Marketplace in our blog. Here’s a navy blue and white polka dot clutch purse we spotted over at Toriska:

navy blue polka dot purse

navy blue polka dot purse 2

You can see this (+ more!) here.

Hello, from Thinkin’ About Diamonds

Wearing the bracelet and earrings I made for my wedding

Me in handmade jewelry at my own wedding

Wearing the bracelet and earrings I made for my wedding

As a fairly new member of the Emmaline Bride Community, actively at least, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Liza, the owner and jewelry creator at Thinkin’ About Diamonds. Before getting a job at a bead shop in Cambridge, MA in 2007, the extent of my jewelry making endeavors stopped at friendship bracelets and hemp necklaces. I was pretty stellar at those and they are art forms in and of themselves, don’t get me wrong. But there is only so much creativity you can have there. Desperate for a job and spending money, I took the position at the bead shop. I would have to say that decision turned out far better than I could have anticipated. Working there, I gained so much knowledge and skills, it was impossible not to try to take my jewelry making past hobby level.

I started, as so many of us do, on Etsy. Seeing the endless choices of beautiful handmade jewelry available, I knew I had to try to carve out a niche for myself. A lot of my pieces are fairly delicate and simply. There definitely seemed to be a bridal vibe, if you wiOne of my bridesmaids in her handmade necklace and earringsll, to it. A friend also took me up on an offer to make the jewelry she would wear on her wedding day. This was a completely new challenge that I loved. As a perfectionist and a professional, I want every piece of jewelry I make to be perfect. There is no stopping at “good enough”. This feeling is ten-fold, however, when you are working on jewelry for someone’s wedding. Even a laid back bride wants things the way she wants them. There is a picture created in her head of how certain details will be and she will settle for no less. This is not a bad thing. Even the simplest design may take a few tries, between making the bride’s vision a reality and making sure there are zero flaws. Thus, I found myself squeezing into the bridal market.

My bridesmaids' braceletsSince that first wedding in 2009, I have made jewelry for a number of weddings – both brides and bridesmaids. I even made all the jewelry for my own wedding in October of 2013. Some of you may be thinking that is no surprise. However, as a perfectionist, I considered store bought, for myself, at least. My skills don’t extend to soldering. What if I wanted a necklace, earrings, or a bracelet beyond my personal capabilities? What if I wanted the same for my bridesmaids? There would have been no shame in that. We all have limits. And, like I said, all brides have specific pictures of how they want their wedding to look. I was no different. When it came down to it, however, I decided I could create my ideal wedding jewelry; and I did.

Bridesmaids' necklaces for a June 2014 wedding

This is not to say that I will only do wedding jewelry. I still love making all kinds of jewelry! When time (and money) permits, I love experimenting with new designs. Custom orders are always fun, as they get my creative juices going.

That’s just a little about me, Liza, the jewelry designer/maker/lover behind Thinkin’ About Diamonds :-)