Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.
|The New ''Vintage'' Necklace
With vintage-style weddings hot on the aisle this season, vintage-inspired bridal jewelry is in demand. From the formal look of the 1940s back to the flapper styles of the roaring '20s, wedding attire is dapper and dramatic, as is bridal jewelry. Brooches combined with oversized pearls and crystal beads are key materials for designing jewelry to fit this timeless look of luxury.
This easy-to-make necklace design features a pendant-brooch with additional loops for attaching beading wire in a triple-strand design.
Making the necklace
In an alternating pattern, string on rondelle spacer beads, crystal bicone beads and pearls. The featured design idea has a slightly varied pattern for each strand. Experiment with different patterns by placing beads in a double-channel bead board.
Attach strands to clasp ends. Use either a single-strand toggle clasp with large loops or a triple-strand clasp in a style fitting with your brooch.
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