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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daily Handmade Jewelry Showcase:
Gorgeous Handmade Wedding Jewelry!

This Daily Handmade Jewelry Showcase is focused on wedding jewelry! Weddings are wonderful events that celebrate love and renewal.

They are also a very festive celebration, bringing family and friends together to make the day a special, memorable occasion.

Most weddings are very dressy, almost formal affairs with everyone in attendance looking their very best - the bride, groom, the entire wedding party and every guest wearing special dresses, tuxedos, fabulous suits ... and amazing jewelry!

Wedding ceremonies are one of the few occasions where jewelry actually plays a major part in the events of the day! Of course the wedding rings are going to be a big focus during the ceremony. But just about everyone attending a wedding is sure to be wearing jewelry, and today we're going to take a look at four pieces that were created with this very special day in mind ...

Black and Teal Twist - Chrysocolla, Onyx, Sterling Silver BraceletThis outstanding Black and Teal Twist Bracelet was made by Susan, the jewelry artist and owner of cSerpent Designs, where you'll also find earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, plus a large selection of gift items.

Susan made this fantastic bracelet for an Etsy Wedding Jewelry competition, and won First Place! It features pretty Chrysocolla and Onyx gemstones, with Swarovski crystals for maximum sparkle - and sterling silver component parts.

There are also Czech glass beads, seed beads and handmade lampwork glass beads in this beautiful one of a kind creation.

This bracelet will fit any wrist from 6 1/2" to 8 1/2" with the 1.5" extender chain on this fabulous piece. You could be wearing this twist bracelet to the next wedding you attend ... for $88.00!

This spectacular necklace was made by Jennifer Smith-Righter, the jewelry artisan behind Wearable by Design. This jewelry designer creates in .999 fine silver; visit her shop to browse her beautiful necklaces, pendants, rings, earrings and cuff links!

The Silver Blossom Necklace was made with individually formed blossoms; each was painstakingly sculpted with a wonderful texture and a unique shape. The fine silver blossoms are graduated, with the largest at the front; and they're linked together at the back, so the connections are almost invisible. Even the matching clasp is hand formed from fine silver. This is a stunning and elegant piece that will draw many compliments. It would be perfect for the bride on her special day!

This necklace was the North American Design Competition Winner of the prestigious Japan Association for Leisure & Culture Development Award in 2008. Reasonably priced at $375.00 ...

Weddings and pearl jewelry just seem to go together naturally. Many brides opt for pearl creations; the natural white color compliments most bridal wear; and of course white traditionally signifies purity, making pearl jewelry a popular choice.

This very special Neo-Victorian pearl necklace and earrings set would make any bride happy! Each pearl was hand wrapped in gleaming sterling silver wire by Victoria, the jewelry artist and creative force at Designs by Victoria. Over 100 pearls were linked together to make this one of a kind creation! This lovely necklace is appropriate to wear at the most elegant function. It could be yours for an amazing low price - just $150.00!

Designs by Victoria has MANY pieces that would be perfect to wear at a wedding. Visit today to browse her beautiful earrings, bracelets, necklaces and neo Victorian chokers ...

What would a review of wedding jewelry be ... without a wedding ring? Of course, I feature only handmade art jewelry here ...

This awesome Andromeda of Mokume Gane wedding band is sold by JulietLove. It is made with an ancient Japanese metalworking technique called Mokume Gane. A basic description of the process is ... Contrasting metals are layered together in a stack called a "billet" and carefully heated; this fuses the layers together without melting the metals. The billet is then twisted, re-formed and cut across - revealing unique patterns in the metal.

This ring was made with silver, bronze and copper. The interior is lined with .999 fine silver. It is available in common sizes for fast ordering, but can be custom made for you in ANY size. This is a 6mm wide band; 3mm is also available. As shown - $110.00!

Please check out the four shops listed above for lots of great handmade jewelry! They all offer unique, unusual and one of a kind, handcrafted jewelry pieces you'll love to wear. And remember to check back here tomorrow, when I'll have four more outstanding choices to share with you!

Robert Edwards is a proud member of the Jewelry on Etsy Team - JET. He is a jewelry designer and metalsmith in New York City with over 30 years experience in the jewelry trade, specializing in handmade silver jewelry and custom made silver chains. This article may be reproduced provided all content and links in the article including this author's statement remain intact. ©2010 Robert Edwards

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

It makes me want to get married all over again!!

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Gorgeous items.

Designs by Victoria said...

Thank you for the lovely feature! The whole reason I got started in crafting in the first place was decorating a set of toasting glasses for some friends for their wedding about 12 years ago, and everything else has grown out of it. But because of that, I think, I always enjoy the making of pieces I do for weddings the most!

TheBrassHussy said...

I agree with Jennifer! Makes me want to get married all over again!

Beadsme said...

Great selections Bob. Perfect for a wedding.

Metalicious said...

Some of my favorite artists featured here! And I love mokume!

SendingLoveGallery said...

lovely featured jewelry!

JulietLove said...

Thank you so much for featuring my ring, I never expected this! It really is a great wedding band for a one of a kind type of couple, I'm so glad you like it!

capitalcitycrafts said...

beautiful handmade jewelry finds- wishing I had lots of money, I know now where to spend it!

cserpentDesigns said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful feature on my bracelet Bob! That silver blossom necklace is just stunning!

Olivia Jean said...

Gorgeous pieces and great write ups some of my favorite designers!!!

Lisa @thebeadgirl said...

wow...such great selections!

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