SweetBriarBridal

Vintage Inspired Jewelry for Life's Special Occasions

Connecticut, United States · 582 Sales

SweetBriarBridal

Vintage Inspired Jewelry for Life's Special Occasions

Connecticut, United States 582 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(216)

Announcement   Planning a wedding? I welcome custom requests! I work consultatively with brides-to-be to design and execute their vision. Have a theme? Color palate? Wedding gown with detailing you would like to incorporate into your jewelry? Share your vision with me and I'll share customized design ideas with you!

I do offer discounts when 3 or more of the same piece are purchased, and every piece from my shop arrives gift packaged...whether it is for you, your bridesmaids, or is a gift to someone else.

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind vintage inspired necklace or bracelet? I have over 100 vintage clasps, brooches, and rhinestone elements in my inventory - convo me to discuss the look you have in mind and I'll share ideas with you!

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Bringing life back to beautiful pieces of jewelry is a secret thrill of mine - incorporating "something old & something new" into most of my bracelets and necklaces makes the majority of these pieces one-of-a-kind.

If there's a specific piece you are looking for and don't find in my shop please let me know! Most pieces can be configured a variety of ways including incorporating a different color pearl or crystal, different pair or ear wires or posts, or different metal (many earrings are available in gold plated or filled, and I do have a few vintage gold clasps in my inventory). It's just not feasible to have every possible combination in my shop.

Additionally, if you've been searching everywhere for a specific piece and have yet to find it, considering sending me a picture or your ideas - in many cases I've taken an inspiration and brought it to life for a bridal client. I welcome convos to discuss possibilities, and am happy to provide a few different design thoughts free of charge. Share photos of your bridal gown, your bridal party's dress, your wedding colors, or theme and I'll provide mock ups of different possibilities (at different price points).

To ensure a proper fit for a bracelet, please see my Policies page for measuring instructions.

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I encourage visitors to check out my Facebook fanpage where I've grouped my creations by theme to provide for a different browsing experience. You'll also be able to read my updates on creations, status of inventory, newly acquired purchases, etc. on this page.

My studio is in a smoke-free, pet-free home.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

Planning a wedding? I welcome custom requests! I work consultatively with brides-to-be to design and execute their vision. Have a theme? Color palate? Wedding gown with detailing you would like to incorporate into your jewelry? Share your vision with me and I'll share customized design ideas with you!

I do offer discounts when 3 or more of the same piece are purchased, and every piece from my shop arrives gift packaged...whether it is for you, your bridesmaids, or is a gift to someone else.

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind vintage inspired necklace or bracelet? I have over 100 vintage clasps, brooches, and rhinestone elements in my inventory - convo me to discuss the look you have in mind and I'll share ideas with you!

¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨

Bringing life back to beautiful pieces of jewelry is a secret thrill of mine - incorporating "something old & something new" into most of my bracelets and necklaces makes the majority of these pieces one-of-a-kind.

If there's a specific piece you are looking for and don't find in my shop please let me know! Most pieces can be configured a variety of ways including incorporating a different color pearl or crystal, different pair or ear wires or posts, or different metal (many earrings are available in gold plated or filled, and I do have a few vintage gold clasps in my inventory). It's just not feasible to have every possible combination in my shop.

Additionally, if you've been searching everywhere for a specific piece and have yet to find it, considering sending me a picture or your ideas - in many cases I've taken an inspiration and brought it to life for a bridal client. I welcome convos to discuss possibilities, and am happy to provide a few different design thoughts free of charge. Share photos of your bridal gown, your bridal party's dress, your wedding colors, or theme and I'll provide mock ups of different possibilities (at different price points).

To ensure a proper fit for a bracelet, please see my Policies page for measuring instructions.

¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨

I encourage visitors to check out my Facebook fanpage where I've grouped my creations by theme to provide for a different browsing experience. You'll also be able to read my updates on creations, status of inventory, newly acquired purchases, etc. on this page.

My studio is in a smoke-free, pet-free home.

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5 out of 5 stars
(216)
Joy

Joy on Oct 27, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Anne Marie was awesome to work with! I can't wait to wear my customized necklace at my wedding! Thank you for everything!!

Brandi Weiss

Brandi Weiss on Oct 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful! incredibly fast shipping! great value! stone was a darker blue than I expected, but still beautiful!!

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About

I am inspired by challenge.

When I was 9 years old, I went to an Indian Pow-Wow and purchased a large pair of beaded earrings. I love those earrings, wore them everywhere. Wore them out. When they fell apart, I was crushed. However, my Mom found a store that sold jewelry making materials and I discovered a book on how to make the earrings I loved so much. After a hours of practice and following directions, I learned how to repair my earrings.

As I'm from a family of crafters and artisans, I decided this might be my niche and made up a few more pairs and brought them (as a 9 year old) to local stores where I consigned my jewelry or even had it purchased outright. A few years later, I was selling my jewelry at local fairs and events. In 8th grade, my English teacher approached me during class and explained that one of her most favorite necklaces had let go in class and one of the girls had mentioned that I made jewelry and might be able to fix it for her. I took it home and figured out the pattern and was able to reassemble the necklace and return it the next day. The next thing I knew, other people were bringing me their jewelry to restring - and paying me to fix it for them!

By high school, I was getting into mixed media, working with not only beads, but textiles and yarn. I was experimenting more - I'd see things in magazines and stores and challenge myself to reproduce what I saw. My art portfolio for college included not only drawings, paintings, and sculptures I had made in the studio, but also a sampling of all of the beaded jewelry I had made over the years. In college I majored in art, and continued to experiment with beads. I just love working with the colors, shapes, and sizes to make things I can actually wear...and make money by selling.

After college, I found myself purchasing vintage pieces at antiques shops, flea markets, and tag sales. I'd take them apart and make them into something new. These pieces would have fabulously ornate rhinestone clasps, but the pearl strands had let go or were peeling. I read up on how to repair vintage jewelry and clean the delicate pieces. How to wash rhinestones without soaking them so much they fell out of the piece. I bought vintage rhinestones so I could repair pieces that were missing a few here or there.

Then I found Etsy. An entire marketplace full of creativity. At first I sold my everyday jewelry. Some Indian beaded earrings, but also vintage necklaces I had restrung, new pieces I had created in my studio, and even some vintage pieces I picked up here or there that cried out for a new home. After working in the custom forum for a while, I noticed a trend that many of the custom requests were along the lines of, "I have my wedding gown and I'm looking for jewelry to go with it."

Married already for a good decade or more, I recalled being in that same position. Wanting something truly unique and not necessarily off-the-shelf. Something with vintage flair, but didn't scream yard sale or Gram's jewelry box. At that point I started working more consultatively with brides to create those unique sets for their weddings and their wedding party. Need a specific color in the jewelry, I can do that. Have a theme or motif you're running with...perhaps I can incorporate that into the jewelry. Want a butterfly image somewhere? How about in your hair as a comb or pick? I also discovered that there are many, many hues of white, ivory, off white, and cream. How to match? Well, I send pearl samples to my bride and let them pick. No guessing games. Nothing off the shelf (although I do offer that too). A truly customized way of selecting your jewelry without spending a fortune. Perhaps even selecting something you'll wear again to another wedding, job interview, or even out for that anniversary dinner in your LBD.

I'm constantly evolving, trying new things, challenging myself. I love a challenge, which is why custom bridal jewelry is my niche!

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  • Anne Marie

    Artisan, Owner

    I'm a collector, an up-cycler, a crafter, a wife, mother, and jogger who dreams of being a runner. I have two young boys that keep my on my toes...whether it's washing laundry, packing lunches, or chasing them around the yard. I love to read, be by the water, spend time with my family, and antique. I love to drink tea, especially when I can put on my slippers, grab my tea, and venture downstairs to my studio where I can shut the door and let the hours slip away.

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, I welcome custom and personalized orders! I work consultatively with clients to create pieces to their specifications (colors, materials, length, design, etc.). I require a deposit on all customer orders, and custom pieces are non-refundable.

Sizing details

Listings contain measurements to the best of my ability regarding length/size of the pieces. To order a piece in a different size, please convo me directly with your specifications - I do welcome custom orders.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each piece purchased is carefully gift packaged inside a plastic zip top baggie to reduce oxidation/tarnishing. The baggie is placed in a velvet jewelry pouch which is then inserted into a handmade pillow box. The box is tied with a handmade tag and ribbon. As such, purchases arrive ready to gift...or as a gift for the purchaser.