For those of you just joining me, I am writing about the process of creating a made to order neckpiece for an Australian bride. The wedding was Feb.12th, 2011. I promised the bride I would not post pictures until after the wedding, so I didn't start this blog until that time. The dates at the top of each post refer to the dates covered .
Feb. 1-7, 2011
I received an email from the bride on Feb. 1. She had hired a lawyer and a customs broker. She had just received notice that customs had released the package. Now we just had to wait for the Australian Post to deliver it- she was hoping to get it by Sat. the 5th. Yes- one week before the wedding. Man, this was cutting it close. But it was still going to be OK. (I kept telling myself.) Actually, it was more like, "what if it doesn't fit?", "what if it is damaged?", "what if it gets there the day AFTER the wedding?", "what if she hates it?", what if....what if....?
I had not heard from Priscylla on Sunday Feb. 7 and I just couldn't take it anymore. I wrote and asked her if she had heard anything yet. She wrote back to tell me that it had indeed arrived at her home, but she was on a Women's Circle retreat with friends and would not be home until Wed. the 9th. She was a LOT cooler than I was!! She would not be able to try it on until 3 days before the wedding!!!!! I was so happy that I mailed it as early as I had! She would have so much to do when she got home that she didn't think she would have a chance to email me until after the wedding- which I completely understood. So again I waited.
Next post will be the conclusion of this "saga". I will post a picture of the finished piece, and let you know if she was happy with it. As of this writing, I do not have photos of the bride wearing the piece, but I promise as soon as I get them, I will post them.
Meanwhile, here is a picture of another piece I made with some of the "leftover" components and beads. Some of the flowers were pieces I used as experiments for the wedding piece, and some I made specifically for this piece. Until next time....