bridesmaid Archive

Bridesmaid Clutches with Sparkle Clasp

Do you need a bridesmaid gift they’ll use again? Bridesmaid clutches — like these with a chic sparkle clasp — are one idea! We love how the clutches from Ella Winston can be customized to coordinate with your decor. Plus, she offers free embroidery, free customization, and free wrapping, which makes your gift extra special. :) Take a look:

pretty bridesmaid clutches

by ella winston

You can see all of Ella’s many bridesmaid clutch options here.

xo
-E.

Bridal Party Candle Mug

We spotted this bridal party candle mug over at Meriwether of Montana and couldn’t wait to share it. This is a great gift idea because it has two phases. First, it’s a lilac scented soy wax candle that boasts an amazing 45 hour burn time. Second, after the candle has been enjoyed, the mug can be washed out and used for her favorite coffee or tea for years to come. We love this combination because it’s a functional gift she’ll use again and again. Also, the printing on the side is engraved — not printed! — which means it will not wear off over time.

bridal party candle mug

You can find out more here.

xo
-E.

Hello, from Thinkin’ About Diamonds

Wearing the bracelet and earrings I made for my wedding

Me in handmade jewelry at my own wedding

Wearing the bracelet and earrings I made for my wedding

As a fairly new member of the Emmaline Bride Community, actively at least, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Liza, the owner and jewelry creator at Thinkin’ About Diamonds. Before getting a job at a bead shop in Cambridge, MA in 2007, the extent of my jewelry making endeavors stopped at friendship bracelets and hemp necklaces. I was pretty stellar at those and they are art forms in and of themselves, don’t get me wrong. But there is only so much creativity you can have there. Desperate for a job and spending money, I took the position at the bead shop. I would have to say that decision turned out far better than I could have anticipated. Working there, I gained so much knowledge and skills, it was impossible not to try to take my jewelry making past hobby level.

I started, as so many of us do, on Etsy. Seeing the endless choices of beautiful handmade jewelry available, I knew I had to try to carve out a niche for myself. A lot of my pieces are fairly delicate and simply. There definitely seemed to be a bridal vibe, if you wiOne of my bridesmaids in her handmade necklace and earringsll, to it. A friend also took me up on an offer to make the jewelry she would wear on her wedding day. This was a completely new challenge that I loved. As a perfectionist and a professional, I want every piece of jewelry I make to be perfect. There is no stopping at “good enough”. This feeling is ten-fold, however, when you are working on jewelry for someone’s wedding. Even a laid back bride wants things the way she wants them. There is a picture created in her head of how certain details will be and she will settle for no less. This is not a bad thing. Even the simplest design may take a few tries, between making the bride’s vision a reality and making sure there are zero flaws. Thus, I found myself squeezing into the bridal market.

My bridesmaids' braceletsSince that first wedding in 2009, I have made jewelry for a number of weddings – both brides and bridesmaids. I even made all the jewelry for my own wedding in October of 2013. Some of you may be thinking that is no surprise. However, as a perfectionist, I considered store bought, for myself, at least. My skills don’t extend to soldering. What if I wanted a necklace, earrings, or a bracelet beyond my personal capabilities? What if I wanted the same for my bridesmaids? There would have been no shame in that. We all have limits. And, like I said, all brides have specific pictures of how they want their wedding to look. I was no different. When it came down to it, however, I decided I could create my ideal wedding jewelry; and I did.

Bridesmaids' necklaces for a June 2014 wedding

This is not to say that I will only do wedding jewelry. I still love making all kinds of jewelry! When time (and money) permits, I love experimenting with new designs. Custom orders are always fun, as they get my creative juices going.

That’s just a little about me, Liza, the jewelry designer/maker/lover behind Thinkin’ About Diamonds :-)

Grey Clutch Purse with Fuschia Flower

Grey and fuschia is one of my favorite color combinations, so when I spotted this grey clutch purse with fuschia flower I had to share it with you! This grey clutch is made with a grey cotton blend fabric, features a white lace trim, and is accented with a flower brooch (detachable) for added charm. By Penny Royalty Clutches.

grey clutch purse (by Penny Royalty Clutches)grey clutch purse with lace (by Penny Royalty Clutches)

Grey Clutch Purse

To see more photos or buy yours, visit their shop. Makes a great gift for bridesmaids!

Magnetic Shoe Clips

If you love shoe clips, you’ll love this hot new find: magnetic shoe clips! You can easily add these magnetic shoe clips to any pair of shoes for an instant shoe makeover in seconds. This is perfect for the bride’s shoes (add something blue!) or as a gift for your bridesmaids. By Hot Magnets.

magnetic shoe clips

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Magnetic Shoe Clips

We also love how these magnets can be used anywhere: add it to your clutch or sash with ease!

magnetic sash clips

Find out more at Hot Magnets, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

Gold Sequin Bow Clip

We always love to find unique hair accessories to gift to bridesmaids or flower girls. Today’s find is one of our new favorites and comes from Ordinary Mommy Design founder, Faith, who says this gold sequin bow clip is, “accented with shimmery metallic sequins to achieve possibly the most perfect girly hair accessory“. We couldn’t agree more!

Gold Sequin Bow Clip (by Ordinary Mommy via EmmalineBride.com - The Marketplace) #handmade #weddingGold Sequin Bow Clip (by Ordinary Mommy via EmmalineBride.com - The Marketplace) #handmade #wedding

Gold Sequin Bow Clip

Check out this bow clip (+ more lovely accessories) here.