Here are some picture’s of the wedding cord with a matching rosary that I made for a client based in Australia. Their wedding colors were dark blue and fuchsia. This is a special cord since I it’s another one of my firsts. I used crystals, stone chips, rhinestone and Pandora crystal balls.
A trademark for my wedding cords is that the center or tail of the wedding cord are detachable and can be used for other purposes. Most wedding accessories end up in your treasure chests and is long forgotten. I thought of the idea to make use of certain parts of my handmade creations to be useful and practical. This particular wedding cord’s tail can be detached and used as a beautiful bag charm. This is a beautiful reminder of your wedding day and you can take this with you anywhere.
I used Pandora balls in dark blue, silver and fuchsia accented with the couple’s initials in rhinestone. These crystals didn’t come cheap. But, I don’t scrimp on the materials I use.
The connector with rhinestones. I also used some stone chips which added a nice surprise texture to the usual oval or round crystals. I think those teardrop crystals are just gorgeous.
The bride also requested for a matching rosary. I used teeny tiny crystals and fresh water pearls. I used a rhinestone cross for this.
These orders took a bit of time to complete since my other supplies took longer to deliver. Nevertheless, I think this is just gorgeous, isn’t it?
All of my creations are handmade, therefore, No two items are alike. That’s the beauty of handmade.
Please do visit our site Marryl & Lauren for more wedding essentials and handmade creations.
P.S. To Roue and Ilyne, may you have the most memorable wedding day on the 26th. Thanks for making me part of your wedding. I definitely enjoyed making these for you. Thanks also to Khendi of Wedding Errands Cebu for facilitating their order.
I’ve been working on getting my online shop up and running again since I’ve closed shop last 2009 and left for the US. Sorry guys but this slow woman is taking forever to think. I have to finalize a lot of things including the logo. I hope it won’t take me til the end of the year to get that done. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, please read my ABOUT page. Part of my bucket list or Life list is to have my own online bridal shop named Marryl & Lauren. I (Marryl) make the handcrafted creations like wedding cords, hair vines, wedding ring pillows, etc. while my daughter, Lauren, provides the inspiration. I want it to carry the slogan “because Love is in the details.” What do you think of that?
Everything begins with a dream, right? So, everything is still up in the air right now.haha!
Meantime, I have been working on some wedding cords for some clients. This is Heather and Christian’s wedding cord in marine blue. Finally it’s done. I’m saying goodbye to this wedding cord this weekend as it’s flying to Baltimore, Maryland.
I hope they’ll like it as much as I enjoyed making it.
I started this blog to find a venue for my crafting, my joys of teaching in preschool and maybe a few of my kitchen mishaps here and there. However, this blog is starting to look like a foodie blog. I was browsing through my posts and realized that most of it are on my cooking and posts on my crafts are missing! There’s the christmas bow…and just that I suppose.
I’ve been doing some projects at home and in school but I really miss beading, the fabric flowers I used to make, felting…whatever happened to that?
I’m sorry but I’ve been slacking on my posts on crafts. I actually haven’t been doing anything crafty lately. I think my ‘crafty-creative’ self took a bit of a vacation.
A couple of days ago I finally got myself to hold my jewelry tools, some beads and some eyepins. I had to make this royal blue and silver-themed wedding cord which was due in a week. Argh!
The first couple of minutes into the looping, suddenly I felt like one of my students in Pre-K having difficulty just learning how to write using the pencil. The round nose pliers didn’t feel right on my hand. I was making sloppy loops. I think I was having a hard time figuring out which crystal bead goes where. I was waiting for inspiration and it never came!
A few minutes into doing some more loops, I finally found my rhythm. I hope it stays there and not take some more vacations because the wedding cord is due in a week. Yikes!
I’ll keep you posted on the wedding cord when it’s done.
Back in 2007, I had an online shop for personalized wedding cords – Marryl & Lauren. These wedding cords were made from carefully selected crystals, beads and gems. I didn’t make one just to sell it. It had to be something special.
I had to close shop in August of 2009 when I had to leave for the US to work. I wasn’t really excited about the idea of closing it or not being able to do it but I knew someday I’ll be back at it.
Now that I am back in Cebu and have time to squeeze in what I love to do (crafting! giggles , I am just ecstatic!
The traditional wedding cord or wedding lazo is a piece of wedding paraphernalia used in some Christian Catholic wedding ceremonies. During the ceremony, this is traditionally formed into a figure-eight shape and then placed around the neck areas of the bride and groom. The cord symbolizes lifetime unity of the couple when they officially become husband and wife. After the wedding, the bride typically keeps the cord as a keepsake. The traditional cord is literally just a silk cord.
Being the self-proclaimed crafter that I am, I take it up a notch and make it more personalized using crystals and high-quality beads which matches the color theme of the wedding.
Very recently, my good friend Golda who also teaches at Baltimore City asked me if I could make her wedding cord in Red and Horizon Blue. Since she’s a good friend of mine, I made sure I chose only the best materials. i decided to make it all crystals! Yes, quite pricey I would say.
This is the connector.
I wanted to make it different from the other cords that I’ve made in the past so I designed each loop to be detachable so it can be individual long necklaces. you can put on a fabric flower brooch on one side and it’ll look elegant. I’ll take a picture of the long necklace with the fabric flower as soon as I get the time.