Beaded Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings for Weddings and Other Formal Events
Wedding season is just around the corner! And even if you’re not getting married this summer, you probably have at least one wedding to attend. We all know the traditional rule about not wearing white to a wedding, for fear of upstaging the bride. But I’ve never heard any rules about not wearing your blingiest beaded jewelry!
If you’ll be attending a wedding this summer — or any semi-formal event — you’ll want to check out the eBook 12 Wedding Jewelry Ideas for the DIY Bride and More. This eBook is full of gorgeous beaded jewelry suitable for any fancy occasion.
The Summer Soiree necklace is probably the most traditionally bridal piece in this collection. The stunning crystal focal is bezeled with silver-lined clear seed beads, then embellished with crystal sequins and metallic silver Charlottes. The strap is made from silver crystal pearls and Charlottes.
Rosebud Rivolis combines three sizes of components into a strand of bezeled rivolis with a delicate drop focal. This sweetly feminine necklace could be made in any color to match your special occasion outfit. Alternatively, you could create a bracelet with same-size components.
Empress Catherine’s Collar is a sleek necklace made from crystal pearl rounds and seed beads. The base is then embellished with crystal bicones and accented with a crystal drop pendant for a regal look.
Silver Tie Affair is a fun necklace with an undulating strap. Its offset beaded bow, with a 14x20mm faceted crystal cabochon center, is a feminine take on the classic bow tie. Wear it to add a flirty touch to any formal ensemble.
The Chain of Jewels necklace uses herringbone stitch to work alternating links of seed beads that encase glowing crystal rondelles. This gorgeous necklace could easily be modified into a bracelet.
Elegant Choices uses two sizes of glass pearls, stitched with seed beads to a base of triangle beads. This very structured bracelet can be created with a looped clasp closure or as a cuff. It’s indeed an elegant choice for any special occasion!
The Ilona Bracelet is a beautiful combination of seed beads, SuperDuos, and 8mm crystal chatons set into cup chain links. Its sparkly centerline is nicely offset with lacy edges for a feminine yet showy piece.
Swingin’ Soutache is a gorgeous cuff to pair with a sleeveless dress. It combines gray, ivory, and gold soutache ribbon with cream pearls and two sizes and colors of seed beads for a playfully wavy design. This bracelet would be equally beautiful with a wedding gown or a black cocktail dress.
The Pompadour Bracelet was inspired by Madame de Pompadour, a member of the French Court in the 1700s. This regal bracelet features crystal navettes surrounded by seed beads and Japanese drops, connected with seed beads and half Tilas. Coordinate the bead colors to the navettes for a striking band of jewels.
The Xs and Os Bracelet combines large crystal pearls and crystal bicones into a traditional X and O design. Additional smaller pearls embellish the edges for a classic, romantic feel. Pearls are always the perfect addition to any dressy attire.
And Beaded Earrings, Oh My!
The Incanto Earrings combine seed beads, SuperDuos, crystal pearl rounds, and piggy beads with sparkling rivolis. These earrings have an Old World feel that’s perfect for any special occasion.
The Enchanted Rivoli Earrings are deceptively simple to make. The bezeled rivolis are wrapped with a herringbone-stitched rope. Added crystal bicone embellishment completes the enchanting look. Put your hair up and show off these lovely earrings at your next event.
Wedding, Prom, Graduation, or Other Special Event
All the projects in the eBook 12 Wedding Jewelry Ideas for the DIY Bride and More are suitable for whatever special event is on your calendar this summer. Whether it’s a wedding, a daughter’s prom or graduation, your own special anniversary, or another notable affair — this eBook has a piece of jewelry for you!
Managing Editor, Beadwork magazine