While perusing etsy for my bridal jewelry, I was inspired by several of the items for sale. I didn't really want to spend $50+ per set, so I decided to make my own!
I ordered chain online from Shipwreck Beads. I got beads, earrings wires, initials, and lobster claws from Michael's. Luckily, I already had the jump rings and head pins.
I started by putting all the beads onto individual head pins and making a loop at the top. I initially tried one of each bead on the earrings, but it didn't look quite right. Then I tried three coral beads. Five coral beads turned out to be the magic number. I also added some jump rings to the pearl so it would hang a little lower.
For the necklaces, I attached a lobster claw and clasp on the ends. My chain was so fine that my jump rings wouldn't work, so I ended up making my own out of head pins. Can you say P.I.T.A.?
Anyways, I attached the initial, pearl, and coral bead to a large jump ring, and threaded that onto the chain. Voila! Bridesmaid jewelry set!
|personalized bridesmaid necklace and earrings|
I also made a version of these for the flower girls, but used a flat coral colored pearl with a small round pearl. I hope they love them!
|bridesmaid and flower girl personalized jewelry|
In all, I made six sets of bridesmaid jewelry and three flower girl necklaces for about $40 (less than one set had I bought them online!). There was some serious time cost here though - they took me almost six hours to make!
Update #1: Jewelry making the debut at the wedding!
Update #2: I saw my new sister-in-law wearing hers last night, so looks like they were a hit :)