necklace Archive

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 :-)

Eco-Friendly Bridal Necklace

Want an eco-friendly option for your bridal necklace? Look no further than the lovely Twice Creations which created lovely recycled jewelry you can feel good about wearing. This piece is hand sculpted and made from an upcycled milk jug. Like diamonds, plastic lasts forever – why not make something lovely from it? By Twice Creations.

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Eco-Friendly Bridal Necklace

To buy yours (+ view more) visit their website.

Something Blue Necklace with Personalized Charm

Brides: need something to wear around your neck and something blue for your big day? We’ve found it! Today in The Daily Find, we’re featuring a something blue necklace with personalized charm by the lovely Figment and Rather.

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something blue necklace with custom letter charm

Something Blue Necklace with Personalized Charm

To order a necklace for yourself or your bridesmaids, visit Figment and Rather. They have PLENTY of eye candy in their shop! Enjoy!

Chalkboard Locket for Bridesmaids

Memorable bridesmaid gifts are not found in chain stores or mass supply warehouses… they’re handmade with two hands, love, and attention to detail. Today, we’re talking about bridesmaid gifts with one special gift idea in mind: the chalkboard locket. If you’re looking for a unique bridesmaid gift, you’ll love this idea! The chalkboard locket – an original, exclusive, patent-pending design by Zelma Rose – measures 1 and 1/2 inches across, features a convertible antique brass chain (it can be worn two ways: at 20″ or 40″ in a snap), and is embellished with gorgeous fabric. Once opened, the locket reveals a chalkboard onto which a message can be written; on the reverse side, a strong magnet can hold a small photo for your bridesmaid. This is one gift she’ll love to wear on the wedding day and beyond… and she’ll cherish it forever. Read on to find out more about this unique gift idea…

Chalkboard Locket

The chalkboard locket includes a sharpened piece of chalk (to write your message) and arrives with gift wrapping included. Prefer a silver chain? It’s also available – just ask!

chalkboard locket necklace in red with tiny bow

Pearl Bridal Necklace (+ Something Blue)

Happy Friday! Today in The Daily Find we’re featuring a simply gorgeous pearl bridal necklace with a hint of something blue. This necklace contains crystals, pearls, and a small blue satin bow on silver plated copper chain. Handmade with love by Featured Artisan, SenoritaJoya.

To view more jewelry and/or to order this necklace, visit SenoritaJoya.


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