Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.
Here you’ll find creative inspiration and design tips for making cameo wedding jewelry, bouquets and favors for brides, grooms, mothers of the bride and groom, attendants and more.
For the Bride
|On-trend cameo jewelry includes statement, multi-strand necklace and bracelet designs with multiple cameos, rings, brooches, hair pins, and matching two-piece sets for brides. Designers are favoring gold-tone settings and using pearls and heavy-link chain to showcase cameos.
For necklace and bracelet designs, decide how many strands you'd like your piece to be and select your cameo accordingly. Smaller cameos (18-25mm) work best for single and double strands, and larger cameos (30-40mm) are stunning with three, four and five strands. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads offers a nice selection of natural and synthetic cameos, or you can opt for an antiqued or heirloom cameo for a touch of ''something borrowed.''
Find a clasp and spacer bars in a similar antiqued metal pattern as your cameo setting, and choose your beads. Both black and ivory, and carnelian-brown and ivory cameos look amazing with matching gemstones, such as black onyx and carnelian, cultured freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal. Use Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire and crimp tubes to string your beads, attaching each strand through one of the loops of the cabochon setting. Pass through spacer bars and attach to clasp.
|For cameo bouquets, wrap flower stems with fabric in a solid color that enhances your bouquet. Using a hot-glue gun, run a line along the inside length of material and fold a half-inch ''hem'' running the length of the stems. Squeeze another line of glue along the edge of the material to secure. Cover the fabric with lace or leave as is. Cut a 36-inch length of velvet ribbon and fold in half. Dot the mid-point with glue and attach to the top of the material. Criss-cross ribbon around the stem and knot at the bottom of the wrapped stem. Tie ends into a bow. Glue cameo and setting onto the center of the bouquet stem, above the bow.|
|Grooms are sporting cameo statements with cameo lapel pins and cuff links. These accents are easy to create by adhering cameo cabochons with jewelers epoxy to pin back findings and cuff link components. Make these masculine, yet romantically inspired accessories, for grooms, groomsmen and special guests. This non-traditional style approach gives the classic floral boutonniere an on-trend makeover.|
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