I do so much more than make garters. I attempt to capture you in
something that is more than lingerie and not quite jewelry. It is like
having someone write your story with fabric and stitches, or, if you
like, glitter and lace. I hope your garter becomes an heirloom in its
own right; passed down from wearer to wearer, each adding something of
Garters can be worn as a stand-alone piece or as a pair. Typically the
“toss” garter is a simpler version of the keepsake, but there is no hard
and fast rule. A bride may choose to wear two identical garters or
choose to go in two entirely different directions. No matter what my
brides choose, both garters are a gift – one for a lucky wedding guest,
and one to her very lucky groom – and will be made with equal attention
to quality and detail.
What I use:
I upcycle whenever possible. 100% silk ties are one of my favorite
high-quality fabric sources. Antique costume jewelry, buttons, and
vintage formal wear can also be found in my notions treasure chest.
Clients are also encouraged to suggest items of their own to incorporate
in the final product. Perhaps an heirloom wedding dress that can no
longer be worn, your great-uncle’s cufflinks, or the lining from the box
your engagement ring was in.
Other favorites include double-faced satin ribbon, nylon chiffon, velvet, glass beads, crystals, pearls, and buttons.