We’ve discussed some bridal necklace trends for 2011 but there are situations where a bold necklace might do more harm than good to your overall look. While it may be tempting to seize this opportunity to go all out with your jewelry, it’s important to keep in mind that there is a fine line between glamorous and gaudy. If your dress has a lot of embellishments or a high neckline it’s probably best to forgo a necklace altogether in favor of earrings and/or a bracelet.
Since earrings reside in the prime real estate surrounding your face, they can really influence your overall look. The trendy bridal earrings for 2011 exude vintage elegance in an array of pearls, crystals and jewels. Elaborate stud earrings are in fashion and complement a variety of wedding gown styles. Tiered dangling earrings in jewel-tones are also popular and look great with simple gowns with high necklines and up-do hairstyles.
Elaborate Stud Earrings
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Bracelets are one of those finicky accessories that fade in and out of fashion but don’t worry, this year they are definitely in. 2011 bridal bracelets are all about multiple strands. Designs with twisted strands of crystals and pearls are popular accented by touches of rich jewel-tones. Check out this gorgeous Memory Wire Bridal Bracelet design from our Learning Center for instructions to create your own multi-stranded pearl bracelet.
Memory Wire Bracelet
One of the biggest jewelry trends for 2011 is custom made jewelry. One-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry are so appropriate for such a special day. If you’d like to design and create your own bridal jewelry, we’ve compiled an entire section of bridal jewelry components and learning center ideas to get you on your way to creating a beautiful custom bridal jewelry set. Click here to check them out!