And the bride wore… wood!

A wooden necklace for a cabinetmaker. Melissa’s sister is also known as the Lady Tradie.

Still on last month’s activities… (yes, I’m still playing catch up) I had three full days home, consisting mostly of frantic bench-time, once I returned from Pittsburgh before I hopped on a plane to Australia. When I got off I was whisked first to meet my three-month-old nephew, and then via a quick change (I got christened with baby-spew to boot!) to my sister’s hens party. We don’t go in for veils for the bride, so part of my bench-time earlier in the week was devoted to making this little morsel.

This year’s bride is a cabinetmaker, thus this year’s neckpiece, specifically created for wear at her hens day, (and brought out again during the hair/makeup session on the day) was rendered in timber. As you would expect.

Melissa Cameron, Bride, 2013. Timber, recycled wooden beads. Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, Bride, 2013. Timber, recycled wooden beads. Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, Bride, 2013. Timber, recycled wooden beads. Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, Bride, 2013. Timber veneer, recycled wooden beads. Image © Melissa Cameron

It was such a frail object I was sure that during the night’s shenanigans it would snap. It didn’t! The Lady Tradie sure knows how to look after timber 😉