Friday, July 31, 2015

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Jewellery Featuring Long Bugle Beads

If you follow me on Facebook, you will have had a little sneak peek of the jewellery components I'm using for my daughter's upcoming wedding.
Wedding jewellery components in Siam and Golden Shadow

I'll be sharing these pieces with you after the wedding but in the meantime, here are some pieces I designed for another very special bride, a friend who lives half way across the world in Chicago.

She has chosen emerald for her bridesmaid's dresses. The Maid of Honour's dress is strapless and features a pleated panel that fans out like a sunray at the waist whilst the sunray is featured at the neckline of the Bridesmaid's dresses. Her brief was to incorporate the sunray into the jewellery. Here's how I interpreted her vision.

Firstly, for the Maid of Honour, I created a multi layered pendant featuring extra long gold bugle beads arranged in a semi circle, edged with Swarovksi bicones in Aurum and Emerald. The central focal consists of two layers of gold german filigrees which are encrusted with Swarovski crystals and atop this is an emerald rivoli set in a half rondelle.

Art deco inspired sunray pendant featuring Aurum and Emerald Swarovski Crystals and long gold bugle beads

With such an elaborate focal pendant, simple drop earrings are all that are needed to complete her look.
Swarovski emerald and gold drop earrings for special occasions and bridal wear

The necklines of the the Bridesmaid's dresses is quite high so a necklace isn't suitable. Instead, the bride has opted for a bracelet and earrings. Once again, the design incorporates the long gold bugle beads with Aurum and Emerald Swarovski bicones arranged around a cluster of Clear navettes. This design has such an art deco feel about it and because it's stitched together with Fireline, it drapes softly and elegantly around the wrist.
Art deco inspired bracelet featuring Emerald and Aurum Swarovski and long bugle beads

The sunray design is repeated in the fan-shaped earrings which completes the Bridesmaids' outfits.
Art Deco inspired, fan-shaped earrings in Emerald and gold earrings featuring long gold bugle beads

The bride was delighted with the bespoke designs created especially for her big day. When designing jewellery for a bride, I like to create a design that is distinctively different because, afterall, every bride is different!

I hope you've enjoyed the eye candy today. I'll have another wedding-related post next time.

'Til next time.....

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