Now available! - Christmas Tree Earrings Collection

Now available! - Christmas Tree Earrings Collection
Add a touch of magic to your holiday outfits with festive Christmas earrings. I’ve gathered together 12 of my all-time best Christmas Tree earring designs from previous years in this one special ebook. From traditional to modern, you’ll find a variety of styles, techniques and materials and something for every level of jewellery-maker.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Jewellery Featuring Long Bugle Beads

If you follow me on Facebook, you will have had a little sneek peek of the jewellery components I'm using for my daughter's upcoming wedding.
Wedding jewellery components in Siam and Golden Shadow

I'll be sharing these pieces with you after the wedding but in the meantime, here are some pieces I designed for another very special bride, a friend who lives half way across the world in Chicago.

She has chosen emerald for her bridesmaid's dresses. The Maid of Honour's dress is strapless and features a pleated panel that fans out like a sunray at the waist whilst the sunray is featured at the neckline of the Bridesmaid's dresses. Her brief was to incorporate the sunray into the jewellery. Here's how I interpreted her vision.

Firstly, for the Maid of Honour, I created a multi layered pendant featuring extra long gold bugle beads arranged in a semi circle, edged with Swarovksi bicones in Aurum and Emerald. The central focal consists of two layers of gold german filigrees which are encrusted with Swarovski crystals and atop this is an emerald rivoli set in a half rondelle.

emerald and gold swarovski pendant

With such an elaborate focal pendant, simple drop earrings are all that are needed to complete her look.
Swarovski emerald and gold drop earrings

The necklines of the the Bridesmaid's dresses is quite high so a necklace isn't suitable. Instead, the bride has opted for a bracelet and earrings. Once again, the design incorporates the long gold bugle beads with Aurum and Emerald Swarovski bicones arranged around a cluster of Clear navettes. This design has such an art deco feel about it and because it's stitched together with Fireline, it drapes softly and elegantly around the wrist.
Emerald and Aurum Swarovski bracelet featuring long bugle beads

The sunray design is repeated in the fan-shaped earrings which completes the Bridesmaids' outfits.
Emerald and gold earrings featuring long gold bugle beads

The bride was delighted with the bespoke designs created especially for her big day. When designing jewellery for a bride, I like to create a design that is distinctively different because, afterall, every bride is different!

I hope you've enjoyed the eyecandy today. I'll have another wedding-related post next time.

'Til then.......


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