Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bridal Styles Part 2

Written by Laura Stamper

In this issue, 

we will talk about the "Hippie" or "New Age" bride.

This is more than just a look, it is an attitude.

This bride is unconventional and follows her heart.
This bride loves nature and open spaces.

She is apt to incorporate light and flowers and
color in her bridal accessories. Think crystals,
think nature, think out of the box.

This style favors flowing lines, negative space
and the asymmetry found in nature.

This is a bride that does not shy away from color:

Beautiful jewelry featuring
genuine butterfly wings!

Morpho Sulkowski Necklace -
Pearl Morpho Butterfly


Seashell Pendant Necklace

Pearls, Dark Red Mookaite, Jasper Gemstone Leaves & Swarovski Crystals Copper


Shaped like a teardrop, looking like a snow flake and surrounded by white freshwater pearls to provide a mysterious treasure ... fit for a princess.

Large Swarovski Crystal With Freshwater Pearls

Beautiful peacock freshwater pearls are wire wrapped with sterling silver wire accenting a beautiful lampwork focal piece.

This necklace is so pretty and sparkling!

Crystal Rock Necklace

This piece is STUNNING with its splash of raw crystal points fanning out from one side. Every other bead in this sterling silver necklace is fascinating as well.

A one-of-a-kind piece!


 Long earrings with movement are the perfect accessory
for this bride who will likely wear her hair loose and free.

These are so feminine. A crystal flower earring post is the focal point for the matte gold 2" chain with crystals and vermeil accents. Pretty with long hair or short.

Long Chain Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Lavender and Purple Flowers


These beautiful lace flowers were found in a small shop in Kobe, Japan. Their beautiful texture and length make them a great accessory to spice up your outfit. Only one pair made!


 For bridesmaids, think in terms playful and free spirited.

Earthy Bridal Earrings in Matte Gold
with Freshwater Coin Pearl

Spring Fashion Accessory, Beachy Chic Style

Natural and earthy earrings in matte gold with a freshwater coin pearl. A little over an inch round, these are sweet and unique and bound for compliments.


For the mother of the bride (or groom)
whimsical and spirited is the way to go.

Lace Print Pink and Gold Fused Necklace

This necklace is perfect for the tender, flower loving girl in all women.

Simply delicious eye candy!

The focal point of the pendant is the twig of apple blossoms. 

A gorgeous color!


Tiger Lily Art Necklace

In Porcelain with Semi-precious Stones

This beautiful art necklace
heralds the coming of summer!

Genuine gemstone beads and handmade porcelain Tiger Lily focal piece

Truly one of a kind - unique!


The focal piece of this necklace
is a beautiful, handmade solid
Thai silver Orchid.

The necklace features 36
Lavender Biwa stick pearls
and 24 deep plum top-drilled
oval Freshwater Pearls.

The clasp is a Bali sterling silver S-hook.


 And for the flower girl, think cherubs or fairies

Childrens Sunflower Bracelet

Yellow Seed Bead Girls Flower Bracelet

Cute beaded sunflower bracelet that'll look adorable on your little girl!

The bracelet has been made using high quality Czech seed beads with bold colours that don't fade. The dainty flowers are perfectly sized for small wrists.




Sky Blue Flower Hair Accessory
Bobby Pins with Crystals

Elegant and Feminine!
A set of two ... 

Perfect for the Flower Girl!


Delicate Little Dragonfly Pendant Necklace

Hand Engraved Sterling Pendant -
with 18 inch chain included

Engraved completely by hand - from an original drawing by the artisan!


Next time, we will take a look at jewelry for the Hollywood bride.


MadeByTammy said...

I love this style! Thank you so much for including my bobby pins in this fantastic post.

Rough Magic Mollie said...

Beautiful! My kind of wedding - makes me want to repeat my vows yet again! Thank you, Laura! :)

capitalcitycrafts said...

Such interesting wedding ideas! Thanks for sharing!

BeadznBling said...

Fantastic collection for today's modern bride!

SendingLoveGallery said...

lovely ideas!

Beadsme said...

Think I should be a hippie bride but I am already married. Great post.

Lori Taggart said...

Beautiful collection for every woman (or girl) in the bridal party!

JillreOzmay said...

This post is beautiful! Thank you Laura :)

Brooke said...

Beautiful wedding jewelry finds!

willowcreekjewelry said...

wonderful post and gorgeous examples...I love the crystal rock necklace and the tiger lily necklace!

cserpentDesigns said...

Love the variety you showed!

Resa said...

Great article with gorgeous samples of that the nature hippie bride would like. Love those earrings!

Your Daily Jewels said...

Great alternative choices for the bride and bridal party. A breathe of fresh air from the usual pearls. I am happy to see some of my work included! Thank you so much!!

JillreOzmay said...

This whole series of blog posts by Laura has been interesting, beautiful, and eye-opening. It's thinking outside the bridal box and that's great IMO. Thanks Lo!

jemsbyjb said...

Cool post!!