With the launch of Kernowcraft's Wedding Collection filled with pearls, diamonds and all the jewellery supplies you need to create bespoke and traditional designs - we thought it would be the perfect chance to chat to one of our successful customers who is absolutely rocking the jewellery world and creating special, alternative wedding designs that are truly inspiring.
May we introduce - if you haven’t already met - Bloody Mary Metal. Jewellery for adventure-seekers, beach-bums & moto-babes alike. Cutting edge jewellery handcrafted in a small workshop by the sea, on the south coast of Cornwall.
Bloody Mary Metal has been creating beautiful engagement and wedding rings since the very start (almost 5 years ago) but last year saw the launch of their Wedding Collection & Bespoke Wedding Service. We had a little chat with owner, Lucy “Tomatoes” to see how things have kicked off and how the reaction has been to their tongue-in-cheek, yet informative attitude towards the competitive industry!
“Our main aim with our Wedding Service was to make the process of choosing an engagement ring or wedding bands a stress-free and enjoyable experience.
We had to bring a new level of maturity to our youthful brand whilst also not losing our infamous voice – a little bit of cheeky sarcasm!
(Well, how else do you reassure & calm a guy down who is about to choose an engagement ring and make a lifelong commitment? Can’t buy him a beer over the internet
“We’re lucky enough to be surrounded by such beauty right outside our doorstep, which made the process of creating our Wedding Collection a little easier. The rugged cliff paths and rough seas of winter in comparison to the vibrant still waters & golden sands of summer make for some pretty awesome designs. We played with textures and decided we wanted to shift away from tradition. Every one of our engagement rings had to be unique, even if they weren’t necessarily bespoke.
We decided on hand hammered bands, so none would be the same, as well as bezel settings to secure magical stones. We are particularly “bashy” here at BMM (honestly- #ThisGirlCan, and our hands are the proof!), and know that many Cornish lasses are! We wanted to create stunning rings that can withstand rowing, surfing, horse riding, crossfit, motorbikes and everything else you awesome, hands-on, girls do! Our stones range from Kernowcraft's classic white diamond & blush pink Morganites through to Mystic Topaz & edgier Black diamonds.”
Bespoke 9 carat Yellow Gold with Cognac Diamond. Shop Kernowcraft's diamonds here
From the Cornish word meaning ‘venus’, Berlewen in 9 carat Rose, White & Yellow Gold from Bloody Mary Metal's Wedding Collection. Shop Kernowcraft's gemstones here
“Although we do dabble in traditional, we prefer to shun the stereotypical idea of an engagement ring and find creating utterly original wedding bands our favourite part of the day. It’s mental how special you feel when you know the ring you’re wearing is one-off-a-kind, especially if that ring has been designed by or for you!
Whether you’ve got a big budget, a crazy idea for a one-off or a more modest, simplistic design we feel our Wedding Service has something for everyone and is the sure fire choice for the free-spirited wild at heart Bride-&-Groom-to-be.“
“As an independent jewellery company you have to stick true to your brand, we decided from the very beginning that we would only create pieces that excited us and shouted BMM!
We would do everything we could to make a customers dreams become reality, but if that reality was a ring that was easily found in every high street jewellers, then I’m afraid you’re in the wrong place.“
Bespoke Sterling silver hammered & oxidized wedding bands, with hand engraving. Shop Kernowcraft's jeweller's hammers here
From the Cornish word meaning ‘oak’ & ‘joyful’ Derowen & Lowan in 9 carat White Gold from Bloody Mary Metal's Wedding Collection
“We’ve worked hard to get some loyal Instagram followers throughout the years (@bloodymarymetal) and have found this has been a great way of promoting our newest venture into the wedding world. Being approached by a few of the leading alternative wedding magazines for content has been amazing, and we’ve just loved having our customers send us pictures of little write ups they’ve found whilst doing their wedding planning, it’s been awesome!
Your best promotion will most definitely always be your customers though; a recommendation is 100x better than any advert ever will be.“
Dazzling cubic zirconia with an iridescent coating that flashes beautiful rainbow colours with movement in the light! Shop here.
Add this honey colour into your designs, with a beautiful bejewelled finish! Shop here.
Create stunning wedding jewellery with these drusy cabochons, with the most beautiful play of colour - with pinks, greens, blues reminiscent of aurora borealis. Shop here.
A huge thank you for Lucy from Bloody Mary Metal for sharing her experience and top tips for designing bespoke wedding jewellery! If you are inspired or have always wanted to take the step to create unforgettable wedding jewellery, take a look at our brand new Wedding Collection to get you started.
Upload a photo of your jewellery design featuring one of our products from The Wedding Collection on social media - don't forget to tag @kernowcraft and use the hashtag #KernowcraftWedding!
Good luck - we'll be choosing a winner on the 31st of July! This competition is open internationally.