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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 :-)

Using Wedding Favors as Table Seating Assignments

One of my fave wedding favors I create for special events is personalized ornaments.  I love to see the different and creative ways couples use them for their special day.

Wedding Favors as Table Seating Assignments

One of my recent clients got married this summer in a rustic, barn setting.  She had contacted me in the spring about taking one of my barn designs and making into an ornament.  I was intrigued since I knew this was a summer wedding.  I made the ornaments for her and sent them off, always wishing I could see how they are used.

Wedding Favors as Table Seating Assignments

I’m always so happy to hear from the couples after the weddings when they share pictures!  Nicki and Peter had used the barn ornaments, hanging on a door, as table seating assignments.  Isn’t that cool?

Wedding Favors as Table Seating Assignments

The table number is on the flip side of the name tag.  So you can take care of the wedding favors and table seating in one item and it makes a cool display as well.

That’s what I love about the ornaments, is they can be used as a display piece, not just as an ornament.

-Ellie Jacobson, head chick

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How to Get Your Look on a Cake Topper

Are you looking for a wedding cake topper that kicks boring toppers in the you-know what? Do you want a fun keepsake you’ll actually want to display after the wedding? Are you ready to skip right over all the plastic junk at big box chain stores and opt for something handmade and unique instead? You’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re showing you how to capture your look on your wedding cake with a custom cake topper couple by the amazing folks at Indigo Twin Weddings. Their unique custom cake topper couple is a fun, quirky, totally-custom twist on the traditional cake top… and we think you’re going to love what we’ve found! Read on for the full scoop…

custom cake topper couple