Mother of the Bride: 10 Ways to Say Thank You

by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Show the mother-of-the-bride (or mother-of-the-groom) how much you appreciate her with a thank you gift she'll cherish forever. Don't let those countless hours of work, unconditional love and support go unnoticed. Nothing says "thank you" better than a sentimental piece of jewelry.

Whether you are a bead store owner, jewelry-making instructor, reseller or bride, here are 10 Jewelry Gift Ideas to make the mother-of-the-bride feel extra special (and appreciated) on the wedding day and beyond. These ideas can be used as inspiration for jewelry-making classes geared towards brides and marketing jewelry-making projects (and products) as wedding-party and mother-of-the-bride gifts. Make similar styles yourself to sell or gift as perfect ways to say "thank you."

1. Charm Bracelet

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Surprise the mother-of-the-bride with a heart-warming charm bracelet. Include a meaningful mom charm, heart charm or other special charm. A charm bracelet starts a gifting tradition, as you can continue to add charms for upcoming occasions. Design with ... 2. Pendant Necklace

Swarovski crystal Affirmation Charms Swarovski crystal

Wrap her in love and appreciation with a token necklace designed specifically for her. Let the jewelry do the talking with "mom," "love" and "thank you" affirmation charms. Find the perfect sentiment in a wide selection of charms including angels, hearts and other popular themes. Design with ... 3. Locket and Picture Frame Jewelry

A picture is worth a thousand words. Express gratitude with a photo-filled locket or picture frame piece. Incorporate these components into beaded jewelry designs or simply add to a bracelet or necklace chain for a picturesque gift. Design with ... 4. Pearl Jewelry

Design Idea C30F Braclet Design Idea A62U Braclet

Present the mother-of-the-bride with pearl jewelry she'll treasure forever. Create classic designs using Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire or knot pearls using silk thread as seen in this easy-to-follow how-to video on ''Hand Knotting Pearls''. Design with ... 5. Birthstone Jewelry

Design Idea 589Z Necklace
Honor the mother-of-the-bride with birthstone jewelry featuring her birthstone, the birthstones of her children or other meaningful combinations. Identify birthstones in our ''Birthstones'' page, along with the corresponding Swarovski crystal color. As seen in the following how-to video's, ''How to use Bezelite Settings'', ''How To Use Wrap-Tite® Settings'' or ''Snap-Tite® Settings, How-To'' for easy and professional stone-setting.

Design with ... 6. Embellished Accessories

Design Idea 01D9 Shoes Design Idea 88TK Shoes

Add some sparkle to her step with embellished flip-flops for a beach wedding, wedding shower or pre-wedding pedicure. Customize with Czech glass beads or Swarovski crystal flat backs. For an extra special touch, add Swarovski crystal flat backs to a personalized handkerchief or other accessory for the wedding day. Design with ... 7. Hand-Stamped Jewelry

Design Idea B11E Earrings Design Idea A92U Pendant

Mother of the Bride: 10 Ways to Say Thank You

Mother of the Bride: 10 Ways to Say Thank You

Design a personalized jewelry gift with hand stamped jewelry art. Use stamp tools to create designs that can include monograms, initials, special dates, messages of thanks and more. Incorporate stampable metal components into one-of-a-kind bracelet and necklace designs. Design with ... 8. Dione® Add A Bead System

Design Idea C512 Bracelet Design Idea B717 Necklace and Earrings

Take her breath away with the Dione Add A Bead system. Choose beads based on birthstones, colors of the wedding, wedding theme or other meaningful sentiment. Use alphabet beads for additional personalization. Design with ... 9. Fingerprint Jewelry

Design Idea B18X Necklace Design Idea B38S Bracelet

Give the mother-of-the-bride a hand (or fingerprint) for her efforts by creating fingerprint jewelry that is sure to leave a lasting impression. View an instructional guide to making fingerprint jewelry. Use birthstones, charms or other special components to add further personalization to this jewelry style. Design with ... 10. Finished Jewelry Gifts

Jewelry and Gifts Store

The Jewelry and Gifts Store is a perfect place to shop for finished jewelry for the mother-of-the- bride. Find a full range of styles and materials from chic beaded jewelry in the Everyday Jewelry™ collection to diamond pendants and more in the Create Compliments® line--all at unbelievable prices.

And last but not least, a Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Gift Certificate.

Let the mother-of-the-bride relieve wedding stress with a creative shopping spree! Choose from a wide selection of gift certificate designs for sending the perfect message.

Top off any jewelry gift with a beautiful gift box or pouch for the perfect presentation. Remember to give thanks, small gifts and show appreciation along the way; you don't have to wait until the wedding is over to let the mother-of-the-bride know how much she is appreciated.