Are you getting married this year or know someone who is? As summer approaches, we’re getting more and more invites for weddings. If you’re planning your wedding or want to make something special for the bride-to-be, we’re taking a look at the wedding trends for 2019, along with jewelry inspiration from our Design Studio to help you create your own bridal jewelry. Weddings are becoming increasingly personalized and there’s no better way to create unique, one-of-a-kind style then by making your own jewelry. Don’t forget to read to the end to find out how you can win some wedding Artbeads Designer Blends and a $50 Artbeads.com gift card.
Flowers are always a great choice for weddings, especially spring and summer affairs. This year, however, the floral trend takes on a non-traditional twist. Use our Flowers and Hearts ear climbers to add an unexpected touch of floral beauty to your wedding ensemble. Add a dangling earring to your other ear for an on-trend asymmetrical look. Our Flower Girl choker is a great piece for the bride or a flower girl – you can even wear it as a headband or circlet.
Velvet is another trend that’s gaining popularity in 2019. We’ve seen lots of velvet bridesmaid dresses, but you can also incorporate this trend into your jewelry.
This elegant choker would make a beautiful touch to any bridal ensemble. The deep burgundy color is also perfect for the trend of darker, moodier color palettes we’re seeing more of. If you’re looking for something more classic, we do have white and silver gray velvet ribbon, along with other colors.
Tiaras and Bold Hair Accessories
Maybe we’re still swooning over last year’s royal wedding or maybe we never got over playing dress up as kids, but tiaras and other eye-catching hair accessories are big for weddings this year. Making your own tiara is an amazing way to complete your wedding look. Our Princess Bride tiara is a lovely wire-wrapped creation that you can recreate for your big day. Our very own Becky made her crown for her wedding by wire-wrapping beads from the Bridal Bling and Wedding Bells Artbeads Designer Blends.
If you don’t want a full tiara, show-stopping headbands also make great bridal accessories. This headband is great for beach weddings, elegant black tie events, and more.
Speaking of show-stoppers, the bold trend isn’t just for hair accessories. Lots of bridal jewelry this year is all about the statement – it’s not just an accent to the bridal ensemble. It completes the look!
Statement earrings are a great way to complete your wedding ensemble, especially if you have a high neckline to take into consideration. Our Dewdrops at Dawn earrings are the ultimate statement dripping in dazzling Swarovski crystal. Chandelier earrings are also wonderful statement pieces and our Bride to Be earrings are bold enough to stand out while still retaining classic bridal style.
Cuff bracelets are another great option for making a statement with your wedding jewelry. Our Happily Ever After bracelet features an elegant peyote stitch band nested into a gold cuff setting for a luxurious look. The Wedding Linen Blooming Crystals bracelet kit will provide an intricate beaded accent that’s sure to turn heads when you make your toast. Classic pearls become amazingly eye-catching when paired with the statement multi-strand clasp at the center of our Eternity bracelet.
Lariats and Chokers
Lariats and chokers are becoming bridal favorites due to their versatility. They are easy to layer with other pieces and accommodate a variety of necklines.
Our sweet Sydney lariat necklace features an infinity symbol at the center of the design, perfect for representing your everlasting love. Add a timeless touch to your trendy bridal ensemble with our pearl drop lariat kit. Our Devoted jewelry set features a lariat-style necklace that draws the eye thanks to the use of enameled chevron chain.
We’re so inspired by the latest wedding trends, so we want to give away some of our wedding Designer Blends to help you create something special. Head over to Instagram and share your wedding story (or engagement/proposal story) or wedding jewelry you’ve made with the hashtag #ArtbeadsWeddings. We’ll pick one random winner to receive two wedding Blends and a $50 Artbeads.com Gift Card. Click here for all of the details on how to enter.
We hope these trends have you thinking about your next jewelry creation, whether it’s for a wedding or just a fun night out. What wedding trends are you loving this year? Let us know in the comments below!