Hermosa Wedding: Katie + Mike Gawne

My two friends, Katie Baumann and Mike Gawne were married on August 22, 2015 in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The wedding was held at Katie’s high school, St. Ursula Academy Chapel followed by a reception at Kenwood Country Club.

Katie contacted me to create matching pearl bracelets for her mother and Mike’s mother to wear for the wedding.  Their wedding photographer, Kortnee Kate captured the perfect moment that the moms opened their custom jewelry.   Katie later told me, “I’ve always loved Hermosa and the custom bracelets were a perfect gift for our mothers!  They wear them a lot- dressed up or with a simple sweater and jeans.”

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Congratulations Katie and Mike!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day.


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Spotlight: Haley Maroza’s Wedding

I had the pleasure custom designing the jewelry for Haley Stafford Maroza’s wedding.  Haley went to high school with me, so I was honored to be a part of her big day which took place at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and the Cooper River Room.

The bride, Haley Marozas, looked stunning her Martina Liana gown from Fabulous Frocks of Charleston. The bridesmaids wore one shouldered cherry colored dresses by Alfred Sung that I accessorized with gold filigree and champagne Swarovski crystal teardrop earrings. The dresses and earrings were tied together with white bouquet designs from Wildflowers Inc.

The mother of the bride looked timeless and elegant in her five strand custom freshwater pearl necklace I designed specifically for her, and the flower girl’s sweet pearl necklace with gold-filled chain mirrored the rest of the wedding party jewels.

Haley was able to document her wedding with the help of Sally Freshour Photography and Minted Photography helping make the memories last a lifetime.

Its always an honor to design custom pieces for friend’s special moments in life. If you are interested in learning more about custom wedding work, please contact me at haley@hermosajewelry.com.


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Accessorizing a Norfolk, VA Wedding


I had the pleasure of designing Kelly Johnson Bumgarner’s bridesmaids’ necklaces for her wedding in November of 2012.

Inspired by her fall wedding, and the foliage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the former Virginia Tech cheerleader and proud Hokie fan chose eggplant, orange, and cream with gold undertones as her color scheme. The wedding took place at First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Virginia and was followed by a reception at Norfolk Yacht and Country Club with family and friends. Kelly looked classy and elegant as she danced the night away in her strapless lace mocha dress with a pearl belt for a vintage feel.

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The bridesmaids wore an eggplant empire cut chiffon floor length dress. Kelly wanted a statement piece to accessorize the dress that her friends would be able to wear again and again with multiple looks. After many different sample necklaces we found the perfect design. The twisted multicolored freshwater pearls, white glass pearls, Swarovski crystals, and gold chain completed the bridesmaid look and went with the overall fall, vintage theme. I also designed a similar bracelet for her flower girl.

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The bride later told me of the compliments the bridal party received and how much they girls enjoyed their necklaces, which were part of the bridesmaid gifts. I was honored to be a part of Kelly’s special day. For more information on customized wedding pieces please feel free to contact me by email haleykeisler@gmail.com.

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Revamping the Family Jewels

I think most women have at least a couple of pieces of their mother or grandmother’s jewelry laying around collecting dust.  Not that these pieces don’t have potential, but maybe they are just a little “off”- suiting a different era of fashion.  You can’t bring yourself to donate them though because of the sentimental value that they bring of memories of your loved ones.  My solution- rework those family jewels into something that you can actually wear and enjoy.  Customizing old jewelry is one of my favorite type of projects, and it definitely challenges my creativity.  I enjoy seeing what kind of materials and what styles they wore “back in the day.”

For long time client and friend, Lauren Barber, we have made major transformations of her vintage jewelry collection that she has accrued from her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.   She’s lucky- she has a lot to work with.  I had the pleasure of designing her necklace that she wore at her wedding out of these vintage gems.  It may be my favorite wedding project to date.

Necklace for Wedding | Hermosa Jewelry Wedding Necklace | Hermosa Jewelry 166039_10100911889542967_1615645702_nLuckily, I ended up having a lot of leftover beads and jewelry from Lauren’s wedding project.  I knew Lauren was coming to Denver for work this week, so I revisited the old box of jewels to see what else I could make.  After a few hours later, I ended up with this five strand show stopper.   Yesterday, Lauren came over to check out my studio, and I presented her with the revamped necklace.  She absolutely loved it and said that she will be wearing it to a wedding in Jackson Hole this weekend.

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If you are interested in revamping your family jewels, send me an email at haley@hermosajewelry.com.


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