- About Edera Jewelry -
Romantic, Heirloom-quality Bridal Jewelry & Accessories
Edera Jewelry is inspired by the rich tradition of lacemaking and needlework, the romance of past eras, the intriguing patina of age on vintage materials, and the contrast of textures and colors created by combining the softness of fibers with the sparkle of gemstones and metal.
Edera /e-dare-uh/ (noun): Italian word for ivy vine; a symbol of love and wedded fidelity.
Handcrafted with Couture Lacemaking Techniques
Each design starts with one of designer Ivy Long's original lace patterns and spools of the finest silk, real metal, or metallic foil threads. Real metal threads are wrapped in a fine metal sheet containing amounts of gold or silver, and are nearly identical to those used in the rich embroidery and laces of the Renaissance and Rococo eras. The metallic foil threads are used in traditional Japanese embroidery and contain .999 silver and 18k gold in the foil. Ivy weaves them by hand into intricate lace motifs which are then embroidered with high quality semi-precious stones, vintage crystals and beads, and freshwater pearls. Everything is stitched, woven, and embroidered by hand and finished off with silver or 14k gold-filled findings.
Request a Custom Design for your Special Day
Ivy works extensively with clients on custom wedding and couture projects. Please visit the Custom Work page to request your own Edera Jewelry design, or peruse the Portfolio to see past work.
Meet the Designer:
Ivy Long launched Edera Jewelry in 2006. Named after the Italian word for "ivy", a symbol of love and fidelity in the language of flowers and a nod to Ivy's Italian heritage, Edera Jewelry has become known for meticulously crafted heirloom-quality bridal jewelry and accessories with a romantic, vintage-inspired sensibility.
Ivy grew up fascinated by the beautiful fabrics, trims, and beads in her mother's textile art and millinery studio, and learned to sew, knit and embroider an early age. Soon jewelry overtook all of her other creative interests and she went on to apprentice with and work for several jewelry designers while still in her teens. Her passion for lace was sparked in her early twenties when she came across a book of reproductions of Renaissance Venetian needlelace patterns. Captivated, Ivy began experimenting with real metal threads to create delicate lace motifs, designing her own patterns and eventually combining her love of needle arts with her jewelry-making expertise. The feminine and timeless character of lace lent itself perfectly to bridal designs.
For nearly a decade Ivy has had the pleasure of designing jewelry for brides all over the world. Her work has been featured in many national and regional wedding magazines including: Bridal Guide, Get Married, and WellWed, as well as the blogs Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, and The Wedding Chicks among others. Her jewelry has been featured on the TV series Reign, and she has designed jewelry for the national bridal salon BHLDN. She creates the collection from her studio in a small Victorian cottage situated in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont.