Think beads can only be used in bridal jewelry? Think again! Beaded Weddings provides all the inspiration and instruction for creating not only jewelry, but also handmade tiaras, veils, bouquet embellishments, cake toppers, centerpieces, invitations, thank-you notes, heirloom-quality items, and more for a special day you'll never forget.
Whether you're seeking original ideas for reception decor, flower arrangements, wedding dress embellishment, headpieces, accessories, or gifts, Beaded Weddings has you covered. These 75+ unique projects are aimed toward the beginning beader but provide plenty of ideas for more skilled crafters. Projects are perfect for brides, mothers of the brides, and friends and family who want to help with preparations for the big day in a fun way.
Adding beads to your invitations and thank-you notes makes them even more special and will ensure that they won't go unnoticed!
Author Jean Campbell, founding editor of Beadwork magazine, teaches basic project techniques like crimping, wire wrapping, bead embroidery, loomwork, simple fringe, and knotting. Campbell then moves right into projects organized by category-Invitations, Reception Decor, Wedding Finery, Flowers, and more-which are presented with clear photographs, step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and sidebars for extra insight. As an added bonus, most of these projects have been "road tested" by the author, who teaches wedding decor patterns through her jewelry-design business.
Learn how beads can make a stunning addition to your wedding festivities with projects like the Flapper Bride Pearls necklace, Classic Illusion necklace, Simply Sophisticated Wedding invitation and Not-so-good Girl Bachelorette party invitation, the Jaunty Boutonniere, Bubbly Glass Garlands, the Cheery Chair Bow, the Panache Cake Topper, and much more! Beaded Weddings gives you everything you need to make original beaded creations using a range of affordable and widely-available materials. Put your own stamp of creativity on your marriage celebration with a beaded wedding!
Reviews: "Anyone who enjoys entertaining will find plenty of great ideas for using your jewelry making skills and love of beads."-About.com Guide to Jewelry Making
"There are lots of fun ideas for anyone who is planning an elegant party or decking themselves out in the outfit of a lifetime."-Bead Society of Greater Chicago newsletter
"For some special, personalized touches to turn a wedding into a truly memorable event, check out this book."-Monsters and Critics.com