Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's Good to Have Choices

I love creating jewelry for people, especially when there is a special occasion or a special person to celebrate.

My friend recently needed a bridal shower gift for an out of town friend. She found a design she liked online and sent me the picture. It had bronze and ivory round pearls which I did not have on hand, but she said the shape was not important. So we improvised with beautiful Swarovski asymetrical pearls, Swarovski crystal and freshwater pearls. I used bronze, powdered almond and white pearls for the three versions. I used Colorado topaz, golden shadow and clear crystals. I made three different versions, because everyone likes having choices, right? I then took a quick survey asking people which they preferred. And I learned something interesting in the process. Even though the design and style of the bracelets were very similar, everyone had a different selection as their favorite!

This shows the three ideas before any were finished.

This is the bracelet that my friend selected with powdered almond pearls and golden shadow crystals. (this was option B)

This bronze and topaz bracelet will be listed at my esty shop later this week. (this was option A)

And last but not least, this was option C with the white and powdered almond pearls and the clear crystals. I will also list this at etsy soon.

So, do you have a favorite? :)


Wilma said...

Kim beautiful bracelets, and your jewelry is awesome. very nice work and wonderful blog

ChezChani said...

I chose option D. All of the Above.

A Beaded Affair said...

C for me. I'm on a silver black and white kick.

KimberlyRies said...

Option D. That's a good one! Thanks for the feedback ladies!