Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Do you have a wedding dress that you know will never be worn again?  Is it a to beautiful to be kept in a box on the top shelf of your closet.  Maybe you would enjoy it more if you could wear it in another way?

I had a customer ask me if I would be willing to take the cuff of her wedding dress and make keepsakes for daughters and her to wear.  She already had a heart bezel that she knew she wanted to be used for the focal piece, beyond that she let me take control of the design.  I filled the heart shaped with bits of the lace cuff, a ruffle and the button loops then wired the buttons to the top and tied bits of the fabric to the loops.  It's a large piece and I know she's going to be thrilled with it.

Bits of the Past Wedding Dress Pendant
You can see the bezel better in this photo along with the bits of tied on lace and buttons.
For her daughters I made two smaller pieces with bits of the leftovers tucked in between glass.  I also hung one button off the cuff of the dress on the bottom of each charm.
Bits of the Past Wedding Dress Charms
When I do this again I think it would be nice to make a second charm with the couples names and another with the date. 


  1. Love, love, love what you did here!! The large heart necklace is GORGEOUS!! What a great idea!!

  2. I'm very linear, so I'm all about the rectangular pieces. (ha!) Either way, it's a great idea and the wedding lace can be enjoyed for generations this way!