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If you thought finding your dress was fun, you are in for a real treat. It’s time to accessorize! When it comes to selecting wedding day jewelry, the most important thing to remember is that you choose pieces that are truly a reflection of you. What better way to do so than by customizing your own bridal jewelry? More brides are leaning towards this option, as designing jewelry is often cheaper, yet it gives the bride an opportunity to express her personality through a variety of statement pieces.
Cecil Bour, owner of Aquarius Beads in Sioux Falls, has seen an increase in custom bridal jewelry. By hand-selecting your own beads and accent jewels, brides can create one-of-a-kind pieces that can’t be found in stores. Not only is customizable jewelry an option for brides, but also for others involved with the wedding. Cecil notes, that “Bridal parties are jumping on the trend and coming in as a group to create and design their own jewelry for the big day.” Cecil has seen a surge in floating designs which create the illusion that “beads are literally floating on the neck.” This design is achieved by using crystals, such as Swarovski, and attaching them to a light, fishing wire. The end result is truly unique and unforgettable.
Aquarius Beads offers three options to make creating your bridal jewelry quick and seamless: The bride can design the pieces and have a store clerk assemble the jewelry; the bride can have Aquarius Beads create the pieces from concept to finish; or the bride can design and assemble her own jewelry. Cecil states "Brides have fashioned pieces ranging from necklaces and bracelets to earrings and anklets.”
To achieve the look of your dreams, consider customizing your own jewelry. Your pieces will not only reflect your unique sense of style, but will become a special keepsake for you to remember your wedding.
- Aquarius Beads, Sioux Falls, SD
This article was also featured in the 2009 VOW Wedding Planner. To view a PDF of this article, go to the JEWELRY section of VOW.