This is my first Wedding Wednesdays post. With spring and summer weddings coming up, I thought it would be fun to spend some time on wedding jewelry and formal wear. I'll be thinking about the bride at her rehearsal dinner, wedding day, or honeymoon, and also the bridesmaids, flower girls, and mothers-of-the-bride and groom.
Don't be fooled by my "Wedding Wednesdays" label, though. This style of jewelry is perfect for a dinner party, award banquet, prom, graduation, New Year's Eve... you get the idea.
Quite a style change from my March One-a-day challenge!
So this is the fun I had today:
This necklace and earrings set is made from sterling silver wire and Swarovski crystal beads. The clear crystals have a finish called "AB" which have a slight rainbow effect when they catch the light. There is one freshwater pearl in center of the flower. The necklace is a little over 19" long, the flower about 1" in diameter, and the earrings about 1.25". The clasp is a small swan style.
The amazing thing about this type of design is its ability to be customized or changed. I picked crystal AB with blue (something blue for the bride) but these beads come in all colors. I put the flower low to the side, but I can easily move the flower higher or to the bottom. Links can be added or removed for the perfect length. Other pieces can be made to coordinate.
Stop back on Mondays and Wednesdays! Mondays are artists choice. Comments and ideas are always welcome; I'd love to know what you think.
5/10/2012 09:12:15 pm
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