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Spell Out Your Love
by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Brides are shouting their love from the rooftops, or in this case from jewelry, by spelling out their new names, initials or other special sentiments in highly personalized pieces. This bridal trend speaks for itself and offers a simple, cost-effective way to make beautiful jewelry gifts for the bridal party and honored guests as well.

Alphabet Beads and Stringing Material

Show off your new name in alphabet bead bracelets, such as stringing "Mrs. Smith" or corresponding initials, with other beads of your choice, onto Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire or Powercord® for one-of-a-kind statements. Brides-to-be can use birthstone beads, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, cultured freshwater pearls or Dione® beads, and incorporate wedding colors into jewelry designs for stunning results. And don’t forget the groom--treat him to a single-strand necklace with your name in beads.

Design Idea 551D Bracelet
Alphabet Charms

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads offers a large collection of alphabet and number beads that range in style from elegant to kitschy and can be strung on cord, leather, chain and more to complement any nuptial. Number beads can also be worked into designs, visually expressing wedding dates or first date anniversaries. And sentiments can be expressed in letter beads for jewelry gifts or favors such as, "thank you," or, "with love."

Design Idea D314 Necklace
Design Idea AA3R Necklace
Brides can also stamp their initials or a combination of their first initial and the grooms' first initial into metal components for stunning messages of love. Shop a selection of stamp punches and metal components and view a FREE jewelry-making resource on how to ''Personalize Jewelry Using Steel Letter and Number Punches'' to make your own wearable love notes.

Make an initial statement that lasts long beyond the wedding by adding letter charms to adjustable cord or chain necklaces, bracelets and anklets. Have guests make their own initial jewelry at the bridal shower and use them for décor and wedding favors. Pair with birthstone briolette drops for the ultimate in personalization.

Say yes to this bridal trend and show off your new name in beads with custom jewelry that speaks from the heart.

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Infinity Cymbol Links

To Infinity and Beyond

Celebrate everlasting love with infinity pendant necklaces and bracelets. Simply add jumprings and chain or cord to these traditional infinity symbol links for stunning wedding party jewelry and gifts.


Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists;
children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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