Monday, January 16, 2012

Orchard Bridal Set

Utah bride-to-be Katelyn ordered this delicate silver tiara for her May wedding. I enjoyed the challenge of incorporating my sculpted flowers into a classic form. I also took some license with the design, turning the ends of the tiara into a pair of barettes for ease of use. The result: a no-hassle, timeless set that is traditional without being conventional.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Custom Work

I love to work on commission creating one-of-a-kind pieces for brides to be! If you have a wedding flower or favourite flower you would like to see incorporated into an existing design I would be more than happy to talk to you about a custom order. Texas bride Kirsten ordered this bluebonnet comb made from reclaimed bronze and recycled flatware! The hand-painting makes it her "something blue". I can include a veil attachment in a design like this, making it a versatile piece for both ceremony and reception.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Snowdrop Bridesmaid Necklace

Coming soon to my Etsy shop, this is a prototype piece that would make great bridesmaids' necklaces for late winter/early spring weddings. Chilly sterling silver snowdrops have a relaxed elegance that will make this necklace a favorite long after the wedding. And there's no rule that says the bride can't wear one too! Make a tasteful statement alongside a pair of pearl-drop earrings.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Reclaimed goodies for the eco-bride

Since this post will serve as a formal introduction to Faulds Forge, I wanted to start with the product line I believe sums up my goals as a designer-craftsperson. I am interested in employing reclaimed metal because it not only keeps costs down but is also an efficient use of resources.
The following pieces (available for further perusal on my etsy shop contain reclaimed bronze scrap and stainless steel flatware! I sculpt all plant forms by hand in wax, cast them, and paint them on request (for more traditional brides, unpainted versions are available). These are perfect for anyone seeking an alternative to the feathered fascinators and rhinestone encrusted hair jewelry available. And they're affordable too!

Floral Hairpicks: $38 a piece or in sets of 3 for $89


Trillium Haircomb: $50