Beaded Wedding Gifts: Creating a New Family Heirloom

While wedding registries are a nice thought, and most couples love a little cash to add to their honeymoon fund, unique handmade gifts often make the greatest impression. Whether you created the gift or it’s a family heirloom, the happy couple is sure to remember and use something handmade long past the wedding weekend. If you’re thinking of making a beaded wedding gift or two this season, we have several easy suggestions to create a new family heirloom!

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Wedding jewelry has always had a special place in my family. Grandmothers and aunts pass down heirlooms with love and care, a little reminder of the long line of strong women blessing the marriage. When my sister got married last summer, we realized that creating a new heirloom was just as significant as having an old one.

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This idea certainly isn’t new! I actually got the idea from Joni Coniglio, Senior Project Editor of Interweave Knits, knitscene, and Knit.wear. She made Cristie Prince’s Princess Kate Bracelet for her daughter’s wedding as a token of her love. Read more about her experience here. If you have thought about beading a bracelet, necklace, or even a hair comb for a loved one, check out the patterns below to inspire your next beaded wedding gift.

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12 Wedding Jewelry Ideas for the DIY Bride and More eBook

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Beaded Weddings Inspiration Book: 39 Projects and Dozens of Tips for Your Beautiful Bridal Ensemble eBook by Jean (Campbell) Cox and Friends

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Bead Royale: Elegance in Beadweaving eBook by Cristie Prince

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Don’t miss out on Cristie’s newest creation, the Princess Meghan Bracelet, which adds an elegant touch to a wedding dress or a mother-of-the-bride gown.

What will you make next? Do you have a new family heirloom that you want to share? Let us know in the comments and submit to W.O.R.D. (What Our Readers Did) by sending photos to and including “W.O.R.D.” in the subject line.

Happy beading!
Marissa Bouska
Assistant Editor, Beadwork magazine

Find more patterns at the Interweave Store.!

One Comment

  1. NRI M at 11:35 pm December 10, 2018

    Nice Post Thanks for sharing

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