Friday, August 10, 2007

My favorite piece of wedding jewelry

Me and my nephew, Ty

I've been married almost 6 years now and while packing and unpacking, I found my favorite piece of wedding jewelry. I wish I could wear it everyday. It's pretty tarnished right now, as you can see. I had the inspiration one late night while coming across a bollywood movie on tv. The female lead had the most exquisite headdress! I never found out the name of the movie or the actress so I had to improvise. I made it out of sterling silver sheet with clear and purple cz stones. At the time, I didn't know what they were called. I've since learned they're 'tikkas' and are traditionally worn by the bride or at special occasions. I hope you can kinda see how I wore it in the pic. It's the only wedding pic I have digitally (!) I know, I still have to scan them ... Some shout outs: dress made by Mom, hair styling by sister Saca and dahlias picked from Dad's garden and arranged by sister Carla. Hell yeah I put everyone to work!


Mim said...

Oh Tere, I love that Tikka. I enlarged the photo and could see it really well. You looked like a Bollywood star, yourself!

Carla Ten Eyck said...

You put everyone to work except Dave. Remember?