Pearls of Wisdom

Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.

 Blossoming Bridal Earring and Bracelet Set 

Design by Jennifer, Marketing Content Development Group
Instructions by Ambyre Phelps, Marketing Content Development Group
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Adding a splash of color to wedding jewelry is a modern touch that more and more brides are embracing. Whether it's the wedding colors, a birthstone or just a favorite hue, there are endless ways to add interest to wedding ensembles with color. Looking for a glam take on this trend? Check out the featured bracelet and earring set.

Making a bold statement, this set is a colorful combination of Swarovski crystal nestled within silver-plated blossoms. Try the design's dramatic jewel tones for an evening wedding, or substitute your favorite shades for a personalized design. With a flowing netted chain design, this set imparts elegance and high-impact style all at once.

To make your own version of this colorful set:
  • Start by cutting five pieces of chain to the desired bracelet length.
  • Open the clasp.
  • Add a jumpring to each end of one chain. Using the jumpring, attach a length of chain to a loop on one side of the clasp, then to the corresponding loop on the other side of the clasp. Taking care not to cross the chains, repeat with each chain.
  • Again using jumprings, attach each link of chain on the bracelet to the chain below. This will create a chainmaille-like pattern that will hold the bracelet together.
  • String a Swarovski bead, then a silver-plated rose bead onto a headpin so that the Swarovski bead is cupped by the rose.
  • Create a simple loop at the bottom of the rose; trim any excess wire. Open the loop and attach to a link on the bracelet.
  • Repeat the previous step until the bracelet is covered in beads.
  • To create the earrings, use the steps above to attach several beads to a single length of chain. Attach the chain to the earwire using a jumpring.
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Let your soon-to-be spouse know that he's your best friend forever (BFF) by giving him your heart--a best friend heart necklace that is. These necklaces can also be gifted to special guests, wedding party friends and the maid-of-honor. Simply add best friend heart charms or beads to necklace chain for the ultimate gift of love and friendship.

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children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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