by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
Are you looking for the ultimate in personalized wedding jewelry? Here are some ideas to create custom designs to "lock up your love" for eternity. View product suggestions and design inspirations for making heart lockets, float lockets, pendant cages, bottle charms and watch body lockets for meaningful jewelry that'll make a memorable impression on the big day and every day after.
For centuries, the locket has been a way to keep loved ones close to the wearer's heart. The heart locket is one of the most personal pieces of jewelry for brides, holding the love story and special sentiments inside. A heart locket can be incorporated into necklace and bracelet designs and can be combined with chain or cord and alongside components that tell a meaningful tale. For example gemstone beads represent the couple or other feminine elements such as cultured freshwater pearls, filigree beads and components and romantic-inspired motifs such as angels, flowers and butterflies.
A heart locket can also be used to include a family member, friend or parent that is unable to attend the wedding and keep them close during the special day. Heart lockets can be embellished with Swarovski flat back rhinestones for more personalization and meaning. Fill heart lockets with wedding photos and a piece of wedding-day rice for special gifts or a wearable memory of the momentous celebration.
Glass float lockets with magnetic closures make it easy to add photos, images, inspirational messages, beads, charms and more to create a personalized pendant for the bride, bridal party, mother-of-the-bride or -groom and special guests or friends. Add Swarovski crystal beads or seed beads in birthstone colors, charms of your special interests and shared hobbies, and any other tiny keepsakes for a one-of-a-kind statement. Add glass float lockets to necklaces, bracelets, bouquets, brooches and more for endless design possibilities.
Brides are looking to cage pendant jewelry to further customize nuptials. These jewelry-making components can be used as fragrance diffusers by inserting essential oil-dipped cotton with a desired scent. Bridesmaids and special guests can make their own at bridal showers for special gifts and wedding-day jewelry. These cutout designs can also be filled with photos, crystal embellishments, polymer clay creations, chime balls, gemstone chips and more. The intricate components are stunning and attention-getting for once-in-a-lifetime days.
Bottle up your best times with bottle charm pendant necklaces. These bottles can be strung as pendants or wire-wrapped for a multitude of design options. Fill with tiny treasures, handwritten notes, sand from a special trip or honeymoon, beads to represent a blended family or dried flowers. The only limit is your imagination.
These classic pocket watch body pendants feature separate back, tension, disc and winding crown, and make a perfect jewelry-making component for vintage-inspired weddings. They can be used as lockets, handbag embellishments, brooches and more. Design with ICE Resin®, found objects or beads and personal mementoes to share the story of your love.