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Finding pieces of handmade and handcrafted jewellery for your wedding.
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By: Angela Lewis Email Article
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Women can take months preparing for the biggest day of their life which is their wedding day. When choosing their outfit it is all about the dress and the accessories that will be worn with it. Hours and many tears can be spent looking for that perfect dress so you will need the perfect piece of handmade jewellery to add the finishing touch. This could be a pair of earrings, a necklace, a bracelet or a matching jewellery set that includes all or any of these pieces.

So where do we start when we are looking for these handcrafted jewellery designs and how do we make sure that we make the right choice? Generally the bride will start with choosing her wedding dress and the accessories will then be chosen to compliment the dress design. A bride will take a lot of time choosing the correct dress to suite her style, personality and her body shape so it goes without saying that the same should be done when she is looking for her pieces of handmade jewellery.

Strapless wedding dresses are very fashionable but it leaves your necklace bare so with this style you would be able to wear both earrings and a necklace as a jewellery set and maybe a bracelet to compliment and finish the look. You need to be looking for a handcrafted jewellery design that will compliment the dress and not draw attention from it. If the dress has many embellishments keep the jewellery design simple and if the dress is simple then you could have a more intricate and elaborate design. If your dress has a high necklace line then a pair of stud earrings and a bracelet will be all you are looking for and if you have a v shaped necklace line a simple pendant and drop earrings will look beautiful.

When you have decided on the style of your handmade jewellery you have to make the choice as to the materials you would like the pieces making from. Traditionally we think about wedding jewellery being crafted from pearls and crystals and there is a reason for this. Pearls and crystal are neutral in colour and this means that they will compliment any colour of dress and also because these materials are very feminine. A wedding is a very traditional occasion and many of the things that we do or wear are traditional on that day. If your dress has embellishments of beads then you can include these in your handcrafted jewellery designs. Ask you dress maker if she can give you a sample of the materials and beads used in the making of your dress so you can pass these on to your jewellery designer to help with the design of your handmade jewellery.

When you sit with your jewellery designer to design your handcrafted jewellery take their advice as to the designs and style but remember that this is your special day so have your own input into the design. You want it to compliment your dress but you also want it to reflect your own personality and style. If you have a theme with your wedding you may be able to incorporate this in the designs or you could have some beads or an old piece of jewellery that has sentimental value that could be placed somewhere in that handmade jewellery design.

Your pieces of jewellery does not have to be a pair of earrings, a necklace or earring you could choose to wear a tiara of hair combs that have been decorated with beautiful beads or a hair band. Remember that when it comes to wedding jewellery that less is more, it is very easy to purchase too many piece of jewellery when you see the beautiful designs, when going to choose the pieces take a friend with you that will give you honest advice.

If you are looking for a piece of handmade jewellery to compliment your wedding dress you have to take many things into consideration. The style, the colour and the embellishments as you want your handcrafted jewellery design to compliment the dress and not to draw attention away from it.

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