We just did a shoot for the super cool ladies over at Adornments at the Factory in Franklin. These gals are a mother and two daughters and they have a brand new studio located on the second floor. They make all of their jewelry, paintings and drawings themselves and can also do custom designed pieces for your wedding event - including very unique invitations.
When you open up those top notch bridal magazines and see these great shots of so-and-so wearing these gorgeous wedding gowns and shoes, it seems like they are always wearing some hand-made custom piece of jewelry that is awesome and that is exactly the kind of stuff that these ladies make! Their stuff is beyond unique and would make a killer addition to you and your bridesmaids look for the wedding day. This stuff would also make a great gift for important people who were/are involved in your wedding.
These gals started their company to allow them, as well as other artists, to live the dream of making a living doing their own art. For more background on these gals, continue reading at the bottom!
Here are some of the shots with some behind the scenes at the end and a shot of the ladies!
Here is the set-up! It's amazing what some great lighting, mad camera skills and a great lens can do.
Here is me with the ladies!
Lucina, Zach, Laura, Alexis
If you look close, you might recognize the awesome chick to the far right - that's Alexis - she was one of our brides who we shot (with cameras) in November this past fall at CJ's Off the Square! To check these gals out, visit their site (which is about to get a total face lift so stay tuned!) and their blog as well! Laura is in the planning process of her own wedding as well, so for those who love to follow along other brides as they plan, she includes that on their blog!
More About the Adornment Ladies:
Alexis was a self taught beadweaver throughout her early years and then studied weaving and metal work in college where she began experimenting with incorporating the art forms together into jewelry. Since then she's barely been able to pull herself away from the jeweler's bench- though she does occasionally return to her loom or beadwork for a special project. She also binds unique books!
Alexis received a Graduate Jewelers Diploma at the Gemological Institute of America, and is currently studying to receive a Graduate Gemologist Diploma as well.
Laura studied art in college, focusing on painting and sculpture. After a brief stint at the Ghost Ranch school in Albuqurque, where she first learned how to make jewelry, she was hooked as well. Laura paints, draws, makes jewelry, and does the occasional stone sculpture as well.
Lucinda decided that her second career in life should be as a weaver. She loves to make scarves and throw pillows especially and can be seen working at her loom right in the store! Her other love is handmade cards. She makes printed cards for all occasions using handmade paper, fine cardstock, vellum, etc. When these three put their heads together, amazing things result!
Together these three have just opened a new store at the Factory in Franklin, TN. They carry their own work as well as that of a few, select other artists, such as Tom Turnbull (a fabulous potter) and Patricia and Paul Ferrell (a husband/wife duo that do beautiful pottery and woodturned vessels).
If you are ever at the Factory, you must check out their studio and meet these awesome people!