Good morning, lovelies! Let me (Emma here!) begin by saying I’m absolutely, positively smitten over initials. I love giving gifts with initials just as much as I love receiving gifts with initials on them. Let’s face it: initialed gifts are more fun to give and receive because they are more meaningful. Gifts like these are carefully selected, customized, and handmade specifically for the recipient. If you’re on the hunt for a perfect bridesmaid gift, you’ll love this round-up featuring bridesmaid initial necklaces, rings, bracelets, and more – all handmade, of course! We’ve also included a few initial decor pieces to tie into your wedding ceremony or reception (+ into your love nest after the I Do’s). We hope it inspires you to buy handmade + support these talented artisans + get crafty with a few DIYs of your own. There are a few really amazing links to DIY tutorials included below. Enjoy!
Number one in our round-up is by Evie-S.com and it is one of the most fabulous DIYs I have ever seen. This DIY yarn wrapped monogram looks so easy to make + is perfect decor for your wedding reception, parties, or for decorating your home. (Get the full how-to here.) I plan on making this over the weekend and I hope you will, too. Find number two is a double initial necklace with hearts by Jewelry by R.M. Smith. It’s perfect for the bride-to-be!
Number three comes from SD Marie Jewelry, a cute little shop based in Minnesota. Sam, the designer and owner, states the following in her shop: “Everybody needs a necklace with their first initial on it. If you don’t have one, I can make it for you.” We love that! This skinny lowercase “e” necklace is on a silver chain and can be worn with any outfit. The bridesmaid initial necklaces spotted in number four are after my own heart. Brightly colored, embroidered, handmade? Love, love, and love. By Merriweather Council. It is sort of fitting that I spotted the next initial necklace in number five today because it has a heart stamped right onto it. I spied some really amazing eyeglass frames by Betsey Johnson today and my favorite part was the heart cut-outs on the side. So, find number five reminds me of the heart cut-out I so fell in love with earlier today – but this time it’s smack dab on the front of an adorable necklace! This sterling silver heart charm initial necklace is by L. Rose Designs and to say I’m smitten would be an understatement. Doesn’t the “L” sample make you think of Laverne + Shirley? Me too. Find number six is by Monkeys Always Look and I’m not sure anything could make it more of a perfect ring. It’s great for both men and women, has a rustic matte finish, and can have your monogram in lieu of the “&”. Want to know a secret? It ships for free! Free shipping is always in style. ♥
I love the necklace in number seven because of its pretty scripted ‘two lovers’ design + the heart, which makes this one perfect bridal gift. Did I purposely seek out one that said EB for Emmaline Bride? Purely coincidental – promise! But, I do love that coincidence nonetheless. ;) By Lala Design Studio. Next up is a pair of stud earrings – one side is a heart and the other is an initial. I need a pair of these now! Spotted at Moncadeau. The next two items we spotted are perfect for bridesmaids to carry around their essentials. Number nine is a personalized envelope clutch with initialed letters and is handsewn by Harlex. Since it is in nude, it will go with any bridesmaid dress – and every outfit in her closet after the wedding day. Number ten is a mini clasp purse by EmenGeeDesigns and is called ‘hanging out to dry’. This adorable dress (bridesmaid dress, perhaps?) features an adorable embroidered letter and a tiny little flower. Every girl needs one of these. So stinkin’ cute. Number eleven is by Fashion Junkie 4 Life and reminds me of wax envelope seals. It is on a sterling silver chain and features a beautiful patina finish. Find number twelve? A initial bracelet with a bunny. Need I say more? A-dorable. By I Adorn U.
Find number thirteen ties into the decor I mentioned earlier. I love a fantastic burlap monogram sign and it looks like this is being displayed on a front door. What I love about these monograms is you can use it to decorate your wedding and then enjoy it for years in your home. Even though I didn’t use one in my wedding, I plan to make one now for use in my home. It’s perfect for the season, too! By Embellished Living. If you’re a fan of antique typewriter keys, this initial letter pendant – number fourteen – is taken right from a vintage typewriter. Some of the tarnish has been left on the letter to add to its distressed, antique charm. By QA Create. Do your bridesmaids drink coffee and tea every morning? What could be better than a handmade (by you!) custom monogrammed mug? We love this DIY tutorial featured in find number fifteen via Design Mom. Easy-to-follow directions + an fun gift for your bridesmaids. (I’ll take mine in an E, please! Kidding. Sort of.) I love sixteen because it oozes of simplicity and everyday charm. I’d wear this pretty little ring on my finger daily… but seriously, who wouldn’t? By Punky Bunny Designs. Find number seventeen is another mini clasp clutch by EmenGee Designs but we couldn’t help it… bumble bees in a honeycomb? Yellow? With an embroidered initial? So much love for this little purse! If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your bridesmaid necklaces, number eighteen is for you. These bridesmaid initial necklaces with a domed design are hand-stamped, personalized, and can be customized with your bridesmaid’s birthstone. This is a great idea for further customization in a beautiful design by Something About Silver.
Find number nineteen is pretty much the cutest, smallest initial necklace I have ever seen. The simple chain and tiny letter makes it easy to pull off the look with every outfit on a daily basis. By Bejeweled By Nikki. And, last but not least is find number twenty which is a huge, beautifully painted distressed wood monogram. This letter reminds me of antique signage and will look great on display at your wedding reception – and afterward on your back porch. Color customization is available, too, though I love the gulf blue teal it’s already sporting. By Slippin Southern.
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P.S. Which # is your favorite?