Actually, I was married to Jay Rickert on June 18th of this year but a bunch of things interrupted my ability to tell all of you until now. I figure, it’s never too late to share that I got married!!!
I married the most wonderful man. I have always felt an almost magical connection to Jay, a joyful and deeply intimate connection. When we first were together I drew the portrait behind his head from a photo he had sent to me. We were still 2300 miles apart and our romance was budding long distance although we had both flown to meet each other by the time I had drawn this. I have never felt so close to someone as when I drew this portrait. That I did not expect. Jay looks a little weepy, a joyous weepy. This photo was taken the day he married me.
So, about the wedding…
We actually were married for less that $200, which is a feat in itself and deserves talking about. My little sister and her family came from Kansas to help us pull everything together a couple of days before the wedding. Mia, my sister, and my nieces, Marissa and Vanessa, helped me get dressed and Larry, my brother-in-law, help Jay get our modest venue prepared.
Every spring I start working for brides again. It is just the time of year that I get contacted to custom make bridal jewelry. I am always flattered by these requests and am so happy that my work can be a part of their special day. The latest work I have done is shown below. Five MOD cuffs in a lightly variegated cord called cafe latte and ecru. Each has hand sewn glass beading; light bronze pearls and clear Czech glass with an Aurora Borealis coating that creates a subtle rainbow shimmer. It is a sturdy design that can stand on its own. It is one of the first I altered into jewelry and the only one I sell that I adapted from a vintage pattern. The jewelry components are Sterling including the magnetic clasps.
You can find more of this design and new variations in earrings, chokers, and pendants in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter. Just put “MOD” in the shop search bar and all current listings will pop up! Cheers!