For the past week I have been watching my friends scramble to find the mothers in their family gifts for Mother’s Day. I am their go to person for gift ideas for whatever reason so I took it upon myself to gather a list of options before they came to me at the last minute. While on a hunt for possible ideas I came across Style.com’s post on Mother’s Day Gifts. I loved that everything about the post screamed femininity by playing on flowers and shades of pink/red. The ideas ranged from clothing, flowers, shoes, perfumes and candles. Also on that list were a stunning pair of Emar Batalha earrings. I know plenty of mothers who would love to have those earrings. However, the sound of a car skidding immediately played in my mind when I saw that they sell for $9,000. That is when I knew I had to try and make these earrings in the event that any of my friends did request information on how to obtain them which, a few have so far. I happened to luck up at my local Michael’s craft store and found almost identical pendants and beading.
Recently I came across this Oscar De La Renta necklace in Elle’s “Love in Lace” trend report and amongst the ample amount of lace items in the trend list, I was really stuck on it. At first I thought the necklace was actual lace until further inspection. That is when I realized the necklace is metal, which explains the price tag. I do like that the trend list had lace accessories as opposed to all lace clothing because I am not the biggest fan of lace as clothing. However, I do love lace as an accent. A part of me just had to give this necklace a go after seeing it. I do have skills in making metal jewelry, but for the sake of time, money, and the people who do not have the skills or access to making a metal necklace, I decided that regular lace would do.