Spring/Summer 2017 Wedding Jewelry-Making Trends
Design Idea E30T Necklace and Earring Set
Spring/Summer 2017 Wedding Jewelry-Making Trends
Design Idea E30T Necklace and Earring Set

Brides' hearts are all aflutter with multi-strand, collared and Y-shaped necklaces, cascading chandelier and drop earrings, chunky bracelets and lavish headpieces--embellished in sparkling crystals, large-stones, oversized pearls and attention-getting gems. Design jewelry to complement the most stylish weddings this season with the following Spring/Summer 2015 bridal trend directions: Berry Sweet, True Blue and Watercolor Gem.
Design Idea E30T Necklace and Earring Set

Berry Sweet Bridal Trends Color Palette

Jewelry/Accessories: Channel old Hollywood glamour with Swarovski crystal beads, pearls, rhinestones and fancy stone components, gemstones, cultured freshwater pearls and filigree design components in decadent chandelier or drop earrings, cuff bracelets and multi-strand statement necklaces. Floral and heart motifs, delicate chain, silver-colored accents, embellished headpieces and flower crowns. Sparkly/colorful sunglasses, beaded anklets, large-stone right-hand rings and toe rings.

Colors: Yummy palette of berry-colored reds, pinks, blues and silver

Location: Destination elopement, city hall, garden or park, winery, strawberry patch/farm

Dress: Wistful white or blush pink, off the shoulder, clean, minimalistic silhouettes, plunging front and back necklines, elegant bead and pearl embellishment on bodices, veils, skirts and hemlines, stunning silks and laces, floral detailing, mantilla veils, two piece separates

Flowers: Lavender, garden roses, peonies, tulips, stargazer lilies, orchids

It's in the details: A wall of paper cranes, have guests sign their names on a pair of shoes/heels for a bridal memento, cakelets (smaller versions of wedding cakes), barefoot wedding with shoe check for guests, all-night disco-themed after party, bistro lighting, chalkboard signage, vintage furniture brought outside, make-your-own cocktail bar, freehand drawings on invitations

Wedding Favors: Wildflower seed packets, temporary tattoos, lavender sachet bags, crystal-embellished sunglasses or personalized/monogrammed visors, self-pick strawberries to go, a breakfast bar for guests to pack and enjoy the next morning with local berry jams and scones, floral gift boxes filled with macaroons

Shop for beads and focals in the Berry Sweet color palette.

Shop for materials and components in the Berry Sweet trend.
Materials: Berry Sweet Trend
The Look
Design Idea C89H Necklace and Earrings
Design Idea B55Q Earrings
Design Idea C89H Necklace and Earrings
Design Idea C406 Bracelet

True Blue Trends Color Palette

Jewelry/Accessories: Kick off the passion and romance with Swarovski crystal rhinestones, single-stone drops and pearls, edgy-shaped metallic beads and components in Y-shaped and collar necklaces, chunky bracelets and oversized drop earrings. Ombré color schemes, gold-colored detailing and large-stone embellishments. Art Deco inspired geometric design elements incorporating bird, heart and star-shaped motifs. Custom beaded garters, sparkling tiaras and crystal hairpins with feathered accents.

Colors: Shades of blue ranging from royal blue to baby blue, gold and other metallics

Location: Backyard, bird aviary, butterfly pavilion, zoo, horse ranch, countryside chapel

Dress: Cream, pastel blue or pink, sheer stripes, gauzy fabrication, lace sleeves, illusion necklines, full tulle skirts, convertible two-piece dresses, Greek goddess-inspired gold detailing, oversized bow embellishment, three-dimensional floral appliqués

Flowers: Iris, freesia, delphinium, wildflowers, cornflower, daffodils, zinnia, magnolia

It's in the details: His and her bikes, dessert buffet or make your own s'mores bar, traditional bouquet toss, wearing Mom's wedding ring on right hand for ceremony, using a wedsite (a personal website to share wedding planning and love story), blue-colored cake, bonfire after party, photo booth, live band, fireworks

Wedding Favors: Beaded, leather or cord bracelets with heart charms, reusable bags with monogram or wedding date, salted caramels in gift boxes, kites, bubble gum or candy bar, personalized lip balm or scented lotion, local coffee beans

Shop for beads and focals in the True Blue color palette.

Shop for materials and components in the True Blue trend.
Materials: True Blue Trend
The Look
Design Idea C23T Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings
Design Idea 88N2 Headpiece
Design Idea C23T Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings
Design Idea 88N2 Headpiece
Design Idea 5616 Earrings
Design Idea C23T Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings
Design Idea 5616 Earrings

Watercolor Gems Trends Color Palette

Jewelry/Accessories: Gemstones, crystals and pearls combine for a soft and feminine look in statement necklaces, charming bracelets, stunning dangle earrings and back jewelry. Design with turquoise gemstone beads, cultured freshwater pearls, Celestial Crystal® and Czech fire-polished glass pearls, Swarovski crystal and rhinestone cupchain. Organza ribbon and bow-shaped elements, floral motifs, rhinestone, crystal and brooch-embellished bouquets, clutches and weddings shoes.

Colors: Watercolor hues of gem colors such as turquoise, blue, coral, green

Location: Golf course, lake resort, barn or pasture, house boat or cruise liner, coastal campground

Dress: White, cream or champagne, brightly colored sash, bow embellishment, pockets, peplums, bare backs, long sheer sleeves with beads and lace for a tattooed effect on arms, deep cowl necklines, feathery wrap or fluffy marabou boa, playful mini skirt reception dress

Flowers: Gerbera, snap dragons, roses, ranunculus, sunflowers, pussy willow, zinnia

It's in the details: Games such as croquet, bean bag toss and bocce ball at cocktail hour and reception, ceremonies in the round (chairs set in a circular pattern around altar), wooden church pews, mismatched chairs, hay bales covered in burlap and throw pillows used for outdoor seating, watercolor art guest book pictures where guests paint their message, reading vows to each other right off your smart phones, floral and crystal-embellished clutches, charming lanterns or candles in lieu of flower bouquets for attendants

Wedding Favors: Saltwater taffy, mason jars with moonshine, leather cord pendant necklaces with meaningful charms, homemade granola in gift bowls, personalized flash drive with pictures and thank you message for guests to watch after the wedding, miniature pies, succulents in tea cups

Shop for beads and focals in the Watercolor Gems color palette.

Shop for materials and components in the Watercolor Gems trend.
Materials: Watercolor Gems Trend
The Look
Design Idea D10F Necklace and Earrings
Design Idea B232 Earrings
Design Idea D10F Necklace and Earrings
Design Idea 650W Bracelet

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