Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.
|Birds are a perfect complement to weddings as they are commonly known to symbolize beauty, peace, happiness, grace, love and gentleness. Their endearing images and natural form lend themselves well to embarking on a new life journey.
Design stunning (yet inexpensive) pendant necklaces for the bridal party or wedding favors with bird charms. Enclose necklaces in gift pouches or place in small bird nests made from twine for a beautiful presentation. Necklaces can also be displayed inside bird cage centerpieces and guests can select their own as a wedding favor.
|Incorporate bird pendants and components, such as swallows and sparrows, into bridal jewelry for a delicately feminine style. Combine with Swarovski crystal pearls and antiqued metal chain for a vintage-inspired statement. Use bird-themed charm holders to create one-of-kind jewelry gifts for the mother of the bride and groom, filling it with birthstones or beads that hold special meaning.
Add specific bird images to jewelry with Omni-Gel™ photo-transfer liquid and design your own custom pieces for the ultimate in wedding personalization. Create bracelets, drop earrings, pendant necklaces or embellishments to attach to bouquets, wedding décor and favors. View a free how-to guide on using Omni-Gel photo-transfer liquid to bring images to life in jewelry art.
|Brides can celebrate their new "nest" with bird's nest jewelry. Elegantly clever, yet chic and sophisticated, a bird's nest necklace, earrings or brooch is a beautiful addition to any wedding jewelry wardrobe.
Built from beading wire, wire-wrapped nests can be filled with Swarovski pearls, cultured freshwater pearls or gemstone beads for a personalized touch. Match the eggs (beads) to wedding colors, make different colors for each person in the bridal party or fill with birthstones of children (representing the union of a blended family). Find more information on making bird's nest jewelry in this featured Ask the Experts on wire-wrapped bird's nest pendants.
Echoes of 1920s style combine with a medieval fantasy feel for this slightly exotic trend that calls up images of places far away in both time and space.