Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding Jewelry-Making Trends 

Spring/Summer 2017 Jewelry-Making Wedding Trends
Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding Jewelry-Making Trends
Design Idea FC0Z Necklace
Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding Jewelry-Making Trends
Design Idea FC0Z Necklace

Romance is king (or queen) this wedding season as brides look dreamy in everything from voluminous ball gowns to lacy off-the-shoulder statements and sexy separates. Jewelry makes an over-the-top entrance with strands and strands of cultured freshwater pearls and layered chain, heirloom pieces, large gemstone beads and cabochons, sparkling diamonds and Swarovski crystals found in chokers, chandelier earrings, statement necklaces, right-hand rings, multi-strand bracelets and shoulder necklaces. These styles accentuate the plunging necklines, major veils, illusion backs, unexpected black accents, chic capes and caplets of the season. Find the following Spring/Summer 2018 bridal style directions: Sultry Silver Screen, Veiled in Victorian and Non-Traditional Chic.

Sultry Silver Screen Wedding Trend Colors
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Soup Can
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Pop Art
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Artist
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Clean Cut
Glamour-seeking brides are channeling old Hollywood with luxurious details straight from the silver screen--diamonds and pearls, stunning black and white combinations, jewel-toned jewels and over-the-top sparkling crystal. Statement-making chandelier earrings, vintage brooches, decadent chokers, multi-strand long necklaces and large right-hand rings are in high demand. Design with Swarovski crystal fancy stones and drops, Swarovski crystal pearls, metallic seed beads, mother-of-pearl shell beads, gold-colored chains, memory wire necklaces and gemstones in bright jewel tones. Incorporate feathers, bird cage veils, shoulder necklaces, sparkly shoes, chignon updos and a bright red lip for sultry style.

Black and white, bright and bold jewel tones including amethyst, sapphire, emerald and garnet, gold-colored metals

Movie theater, historical landmark, cathedral, downtown hotel, classic winery, opera house

Traditional ivory and bright white gowns with black or jewel-toned detailing, sheath dresses, demure beaded dresses, ball gowns with oversized bows, ribbon embellishment, sultry slits, plunging "V" necklines, capes or caplets, illusion backs, sheer lace overlays, petal-inspired detailing, evening gloves, metallic net fabric, long sleeves

Red roses, peonies, tulips, lilies, orchids, anemones, hydrangeas, ostrich feathers

It's in the details:
Outdoor movie screen, crystal chandeliers, signature sip (cocktail) that's meaningful to bride and groom, elegant flower displays in mercury glass vases, wedding cake adorned with lace and pearls, save-the-date magnets, red carpet entrance, mismatched bridesmaid dresses and jewelry

Wedding Favors:
Movie tickets, personalized stemless wine glasses, vintage luggage tags, tea light holders, personalized wedding cake slice boxes, heart-shaped compact mirrors, heart-shaped measuring spoons and favorite recipes, salt and pepper shakers, personalized wedding cocktail mix, wine with custom labels

Shop for beads and focals in the Sultry Silver Screen color palette.

Shop for materials and components in the Sultry Silver Screen trend.
Design Idea EA4E Necklace and Earrings
Design Idea 783Y Bracelet
Design Idea 9B86 Earrings

Veiled In Victorian Wedding Trend Colors
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Selfless
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Compassion
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Meditation
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Relax
Showcase class and grace with this era-inspired wedding style that includes heirloom pieces, lockets, cameos, chokers, lace and floral motifs. Design with Swarovski crystal pearls in soft pastels, white moonstone gemstone beads, rose quartz and amazonite gemstone drops, cultured freshwater pearls, mother-of-pearl cabochons, intricate bead caps and vintage-inspired filigree components. Layered pearl strands, antiqued metals, intricate shoulder necklaces, forehead jewelry, hearts and oversized bows. Embroidered handkerchiefs, silk stockings and brocade heels.

Soothing pastels--grey, blush pink, muted turquoise and champagne shades, antiqued metals

Botanical garden with fountains, winery, backyard tea party, Victorian-style mansion or art museum

Champagne, cream or white dress, flutter or softly-ruffled cap sleeves, voluminous or cut-out shoulders, three-dimensional floral detailing, corsets, petticoats, underwear inspired outerwear, ethereal layers, ruffles, lace, veils wrapped around the neck to double as jewelry, cross backs, intricate embroidery

Sweet-smelling roses, orange blossoms, pansies, hyacinths, daises, orchids, mums, tulips, stephanotis

It's in the details:
Lace hankies, cupid cake toppers, fine floral china, picnic blankets on the lawn, top hats for groomsmen, send out valentines for save-the-date cards, recite poetry or love letters, use Victorian lettering on invitations and correspondence, vintage-looking stamps, floral patterns, monograms, doves, heirloom pieces, horse-drawn carriage

Wedding Favors:
Poetry books, vintage valentine cards or romantic stationary, make-your-own rose bouquets, vintage-style photo frames, candles with a personalized ribbon and date, English teas, Victorian paper fans, potpourri and sachets boxed with ribbon and a note of thanks

Shop for beads and focals in the Veiled In Victorian color palette.

Shop for materials and components in the Veiled In Victorian trend.
Design Idea G31J Necklace and Earrings
Design Idea G31U Bracelet
Design Idea 8902 Earrings

Non-Traditional Chic Wedding Trend Colors
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - New Wave
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Generosity
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Offbeat
Spring/Summer 2018 Color Forecast - Mustache

Turn up the heat with unexpected twists on traditional wedding jewelry such as leather, fringe, tassels, tulle, fabric and lace. Brides are seeking statement bib-style necklaces, wrap bracelets, dangle earrings and decorative bracelets. Wear souvenir jewelry from travels and add meaningful memories of courtship to accessories. Design with Almost Instant Jewelry®, Swarovski crystal rhinestones and beads, seed beads, porcelain and enamel beads and gemstone nuggets. Bow embellishments on traditional pearl strands, floral hair pins, embellished flip flops.

Beachy blues, navy and sunset shades of gold and red

Beach, houseboat, lakeside camp, pub, national park, oceanfront resort

White or ivory tea-length dress, minimalistic gowns, embellished separates with tulle skirts, jumpsuits, pant suits, very deep "V" necks, extreme sleeves, side cutouts

Softer garden roses, ranunculus, acacia, dahlias, blue hydrangea, eucalyptus and ferns

It's in the details:
Oversized bridal bouquets, welcome boxes for guests, invitations wrapped with lace, leather or ribbon, ethereal hairstyles, cigar bar, use a globe as a guest book--people can circle places they want you to visit, tequila lollipops, custom boutonnieres, food truck, live band, blankets for the beach, life-size chess or Jenga and other fun activities for guests to enjoy, creative groom's cake, fire pits with s'mores

Wedding Favors:
Pinwheels, kites, personalized sunglasses, custom water canisters, cotton tote bags, fortune cookies, flashlights, hangover helper kits filled with Gatorade, Tylenol and breakfast coupons, local jam or berries

Shop for beads and focals in the Non-Traditional Chic color palette.

Shop for materials and components in the Non-Traditional Chic trend.
Design Idea 873Y Necklace
Design Idea FA02 Earrings
Design Idea G546 Bracelet
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children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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