bridal accessories

Bridesmaid Handmade Gift Guide 2: Jewelry

Jewelry. It’s the classic bridesmaid gift. And for good reason. Years after your wedding day, your bridesmaids will be wearing your gifts and thinking of you.

It may be traditional. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still surprise your bridesmaids with jewelry. Here are five ways to spice up that classic gift with handmade designs that they’ll treasure for years to come. {Handmade jewelry by}

Glam it up. Added sparkle can go a long way. Two or more gems and stones that usually shine on their own really make a statement when put together. {Handmade jewelry by}

Round it off. Contemporary shapes add a sleek, modern look to jewelry that easily goes from day to evening. {Handmade jewelry by}

Wear art. One-of-a-kind designs for one-of-a-kind bridesmaids. Unusual and distinctive jewelry can make your bridesmaids feel like one in a million. {Handmade jewelry by}

Modernize the materials. You aren’t limited to gems and pearls. Metal, blown glass and other materials can also be intricate and beautiful as jewelry pieces. {Handmade jewelry by}

Mix old with new. Vintage jewelry can be a personal way to thank your bridesmaids. And when paired with newer jewelry or jewelry pieces, the result can be quite unique. {Handmade jewelry by}

For more originality with bridal jewelry, browse the handmade jewelry by Etsy Wedding Team artisans (listed on the left).

Next week in The Bridesmaid Handmade Gift Guide 3: Alternative Ideas

Accessorize with Petals – An Interview with MGMart

Today’s interview is with one of our newest Etsy Wedding Team members, Marianna of MGMart. She makes beautiful accessories and jewelry with sheer fabric “petals”.

Where are you located?

Tell us a little about yourself.
I love designing and creating jewelry. If I have some time, I usually paint and draw too. Every day I create something new, art is my life. I can’t live without it. I am Hungarian, married to an English man and have two small children. We use to live in London/UK, but a couple of years ago we moved to Hungary.

What special things do you create for weddings?
My signature work: Petals Hair accessories, Petals rings, Petals earrings, Petals bracelets, Petals necklaces and Petals brooches.

Who or what sparked your interest in making wedding-related items?
I love making accessories for weddings, because it is a happy and really special occasion in everybody’s life. And I like making people happy with my work.

What is a little known fact, or something unique about your work that is interesting?
Every piece I have created over the years are a piece of wearable art. When I create a piece, I always look at the materials I am using and just go with the feeling of that item. I making them from my heart and I let my feelings do the work.

If you are married, what’s the one thing you wish you had for your wedding that you didn’t?
To look like a princess.

What is your favorite wedding song?
“A Time For Us” (Romeo and Juliet 1968 film)

What is your favorite part of the wedding journey?
When the bride and the groom say “I do” to each other.

What advice can you share for all the brides getting married this year?
To be happy, because when the happiness come from inside, the brides are even more beautiful. Don’t worry about anything, everything will be just right. Enjoy your day!!!

What is your perfect honeymoon spot?

If you could pick anyone famous that would purchase your items for their wedding, who would they be?
Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham, Princess Zara Phillips, Kate Middleton …the list is so long.

If you could choose 1 item from your shop that you wish every bride could have, what would it be?
My Signature work: one of my Petals piece. They are romantic and feminine.

Links where we can find out more about your work:
Etsy shop:
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