Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bouquets are here!!!

Presenting the Crystal and pearl jeweled bouquet. You can find this and the pink bouquet here. More to come!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sneak peek!


A little peek at a new line of bouquets that I've been working. They're jeweled (of course!) but more reasonably priced and start around $230. This sweet little bouquet features pale pink flowers, vintage jewelry, rose quartz, African glass beads and real large freshwater pearls. I also attached swarovski crystals to the petals and leaves for a little extra sparkle.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My whereabouts...and new bouquets!


Apologies for the long absence! My daily duties as an environmental writer ramped up with the recent oil spill and I was working some very very long hours. Even traveled to the Gulf for a time, which was gut-wrenching. Particularly seeing oiled birds huddling, shivering in these pens waiting to be cleaned.

No surprise that once I got home I was very very happy for a little, pretty distraction to lose myself in. And now I have two bouquets to share!


The first was for a bride who had her loved ones contribute pieces and then went out and hand-selected the rest. Lovely color palette of cream, gold and silver.


The shoe buckle around the handle was her grandmother's. I framed it with pieces of a rhinestone necklace to tie it into the boquet a little more. I just love working with brides who contribute pieces -- it's so much fun for me to work on plus it's that much more meaningful.


This bouquet was for a bride who wanted a spring palette. Her mother was a dancer and had these adorable little shoes that are now attached to the handle of the bouquet.


So sweet!


Love these little shoes...


Even made matching boutonnieres!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Caliente!


So, admittedly, my mouth fell open when I heard that Latina Magazines's online edition planned to feature of one of my heirloom bouquets. It was such a thrill and honestly a little vindication of what I thought was a wacky idea at the time. A jeweled bouqet?

Honestly, I really just thought it would be fun to do something with my sister. She's amazingly talented and so creative and, for a time, did the flowers for high-end Hollywood events.

That first bouquet took ages to put together but it was just so much fun making something totally frivolous, extravagant and yet, ultimately, meaningful. I just love the idea of creating something for someone's most important day out of all these old, forgotten pieces that deserve a second look.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Behind-the-scenes


So all my work for the Noaki Jewelry photo shoot paid off! It all came together beautifully despite a few unforeseen interruptions that included freezing weather in Southern California (?!) and a loitering fisherman (see the guy in red?). Despite this, the photos turned out amazing. Really breathtaking. Here's a little peak at the masterful photographer, John Schnack ,in action. The real thing to come...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sneak peek...


Sorry for the light (or rather non-existent) postings lately. I've been scrambling on custom orders and experimenting with different kinds of bouquets and hairpieces and the days just slipped by. Attached is a sneak peek at a blue hairpiece I just finished for my own photo shoot! It features a vintage rhinestone center and dozens of hand-applied rhinestones. It's huge and sparkly.

I also made this bridal crown for a more woodsy, garden wedding. It features pink flowers, beads and pieces of vintage jewelry.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day shoot


How adorable are these photos? The "Wild Seaside Garden" shoot put together by the ever exquisite Lolly Ladies and shot by John Schnack was just featured on Ruffled, a lovely blog all about modern weddings with a vintage flair. The shoot featured Kypton Locke from The Bachelorette and my vintage rose quartz drops and silver flower bracelet. For more eye-candy and all the vendor information go here.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Style Me Pretty


So by now you've likely noticed the new little addition to my banner. Noaki Jewelry was invited to become part of Style Me Pretty's list of "Best Wedding Vendors"! After starting each morning clicking on a half dozen newspaper sites and indulging in a little eye-candy on SMP, this was a huge thrill. It probably won't last with the number of talented people out here but at the moment I've got some prime property too as the only wedding jewelry vendor in Los Angeles ;)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Style Me Pretty


Style Me Pretty just posted the Jessica Claire wedding shoot! How dreamy are these details? I love how the colors just pop. The shoot was put together by the ladies of Lollipop Events & Designs and let me just say how utterly impressive they are. They are so nice and down-to-earth and have an incredible eye for detail. And even when it started raining (?!) and two venues fell through, they kept their cool and found a perfect site. I just can't imagine being able to juggle that many moving parts.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jessica Claire sneak peek!


So last week I was invited to participate in a photo workshop with Jessica Claire, a truly amazing wedding photographer. Her work just blows me away. There's a wonderful lightness and joy to her photography. Attached is a sample of some of the pictures she took as well as an incredible photo of the heirloom jeweled bouquet taken by Claire D., one of the attendees. More to come...lots more...from those who attended the workshop too!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Year, new projects


Happy (belated) New Year!

I've been working on this very exciting project with my sister, Megan, and here's a sneak peak. It's a new custom heirloom piece for that bride looking for something a little different, a little greener and a piece that she can keep forever and hand down to her own special little girl. It was so exciting for me to work on this with Megan, who spent years working as a florist. I apologize for my silly photography skills. The bouquet features dozens of Art Deco and other vintage flowers and leaves. We also included pale white flowers and soft green leaves dotted with rhinestones to look like dewdrops. The piece was just part of a very special photo shoot today so expect to see much better pictures soon.