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Fall/Winter 2012/2013 - Wedding Trends

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Just when you think there's nothing new under the sun, along comes a fashion idea that's so outrageous that you look at it and think, "Why not?" You know who you are if you say "Yes" to the red wedding dress. You're the one they'll talk about for years to come. They will never forget the vision of you coming down the aisle in red for a Christmas (or Valentine's Day) wedding. A wide red velvet sash could be just enough red if you don't want to give your Grandmother palpitations.

If you aren't that girl and you'd like a more traditional color story, there's so much to choose from! Gray is paired with anything this season with great results. Soft silver gray and blush is formal and elegant or a darker slate gray with eggplant and a touch of burnt coral speaks to a harvest time nuptial. The white on white look is going to be popular this coming season. These shades all work together from the coffee with cream to eggshell. Your favorite color as an accent will personalize this classic palate. The trick is to make the fabric textures stand out with rich contrasts. Linen and old lace, burlap and damask, layer these on your tables and wait for the complements on your good taste!
We all know there are a ton of details to work out when planning a wedding. What the groom's men wear or what the tables look like won't matter years from now. Your portrait with the dress and bouquet will last for many years so you better love the earrings, bracelet and head ornament you choose! These should reflect your personal style and taste while tying into the theme of your wedding.

Here are a few ideas to consider that you could personalize with your own crafty flair.
  • Upon arriving at the reception, serve guests from a hot beverage station only rather than espresso drinks and tea, have hot cider, hot chocolate and hot roasted chestnuts.
  • For a meaningful touch, carry tiny photos of loved ones unable to attend in the form of silver frame charms worked into the bouquet ribbon.
  • Fire and Ice lanterns! Using paper milk cartons creating a cavity by taping a second, smaller container inside. Once frozen, the milk carton tears away the cavity can hold a votive candle on each reception table. Experiment with cranberries, pinecones, twigs; beads or marbles can be added to carry out your theme.
  • Escort cards direct guests to their assigned table. Rather than just set those out on a table consider displaying them tied to a crystal candelabrum, each with a tiny crystal on the ribbon. For a more casual style, paint bare tree branches white; secured in a coffee can of Plaster of Paris; set inside a garden planter. Attach old fashioned oat tag cards that you have decorated with stamps, embossing powder, bits of lace or ribbon and then carefully printed the guests name and table. Some strings of tiny lights would be nice too.
  • Soft, satin Kumihimo cords that you've braided could be used in many ways. The ancient custom of Handfasting where the couple literally ties the knot could be very special, rich with symbolism. How nice to add your colors in the cord!

25x35mm White Lilly on Black Onyx Rectangle Bead
Code: BEAD-0813
Length 35.5mm, Width 25mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
Price: $47.82
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Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Lotus Flower Embellishment
Code: EMBMT-0165
Diameter 24.5mm, Total Height 9mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.43$5.98$5.56
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Swarovski 6020 18mm Helix Pendant Crystal AB
Code: 6020-CAB18
Length 18mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$4.69$4.36$4.06
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Swarovski 6470 32mm Ellipse Pendant Olivine
Code: 6470-OLV32
Length 32mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.68$6.21$5.77
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Swarovski 6470 48mm Ellipse Pendant Crystal Astral Pink
Code: 6470-API48
Length 48mm, Width 11.5mm, Hole Size 2.59mm/10 gauge 
Sale Price: $10.59
Price: $15.13
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Swarovski 6470 40mm Ellipse Pendant Crystal Red Magma
Code: 6470-RMM40
Length 40mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size 2.59mm/10 gauge 
Sale Price: $7.64
Price: $10.92
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Swarovski 6262 17mm Miss U Heart Pendant Crystal Red Magma
Code: 6262-RMM17
Length 17mm, Width 18mm, Depth 5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.92$4.58$4.26
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Swarovski 6262 17mm Miss U Heart Pendant Crystal Antique Pink
Code: 6262-CAP17
Length 17mm, Width 18mm, Depth 4.5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.92$4.58$4.26
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Swarovski 6262 17mm Miss U Heart Pendant Amethyst
Code: 6262-AMY17
Length 17mm, Width 18mm, Depth 4.5-5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.81$4.46$4.14
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Swarovski 5308 8mm Faceted Roundelle Crystal AB
Code: 5308-CRYSAB8
Length 3.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.73$0.67$0.62
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Swarovski 5535 19x5mm Two Hole Column Amethyst
Code: 5535-AMY19
Length 5mm, Width 19mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.35$2.18$2.02
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Swarovski 5535 19x5mm Two Hole Column Indicolite
Code: 5535-IND19
Length 5mm, Width 19mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.35$2.18$2.02
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Silver Gray Potato Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: LTD-4011
Strand Length 16 Inch, Length 3.5-4mm, Width 4-4.5mm 
1-23-56+
$14.29$12.89$11.69
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Navy Blue Peacock Potato Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: LTD-3990
Strand Length 16 Inch, Length 6-6.5mm, Width 7-8mm 
1-34-78+
$11.59$10.49$9.39
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White Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: BS-0046
Length 6.5-9.5mm, Width 6-7mm, Strand Length 16 Inch 
Sale Price: $13.49
Price: $17.99
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Swarovski 2826 5mm Rivoli Snowflake Flatback Crystal AB
Code: 2826-CAB5
Diameter 4.5mm, Total Height 1.75mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.56$0.51$0.47
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Swarovski 2816 5mm Rivoli Star Flatback Crystal AB
Code: 2816-CAB5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.56$0.51$0.47
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Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Purple Velvet
Code: 2058-PUV34
DIA 7.06-7.27mm, H 3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.36$0.32$0.30
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Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Blue Zircon
Code: 2058-BLZ34
DIA 7.06-7.27mm, H 3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.36$0.32$0.30
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Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Olivine
Code: 2058-OLV34
Diameter 7.06-7.27mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.36 $0.31$0.32 $0.28$0.30 $0.26
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Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Antique Pink
Code: 2058-CAP34
Diameter 7.06-7.27mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.41$0.38$0.34
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Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Sun
Code: 2058-SUN20
Diameter 4.6-4.8mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.13$0.12
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JBB Sterling Silver Round Picture Frame
Code: ISPF-0006
Height 25mm, Width 21mm 
1-34-78+
$6.97$6.49$6.03
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Sterling Picture Frame Pendant - Frame
Code: PIC-FRAME
Height 20.5mm, Width 17mm 
1-23-56+
$14.29$13.31$12.41
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Sterling Picture Frame Pendant - Heart
Code: PIC-HEART
Height 20mm, Width 17.5mm 
1-23-56+
$12.86$11.99$11.17
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JBB Sterling Silver Scalloped Picture Frame
Code: ISPF-0004
Height 23.5mm, Width 18mm 
Sale Price: $6.22
Price: $8.89
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Swarovski 5840 14mm Baroque Crystal Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5840-LGR14
Length 14.5mm, Width 14mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.72 $1.29$1.59 $1.19$1.46 $1.09
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Swarovski 5840 14mm Baroque Crystal Pearl Rose Peach
Code: 5840-ROP14
Length 14mm, Width 13.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.72 $1.29$1.59 $1.19$1.46 $1.09
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Swarovski 5840 14mm Baroque Crystal Pearl Platinum
Code: 5840-PLP14
Length 14.5-15mm, Width 14mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.72 $1.29$1.59 $1.19$1.46 $1.09
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Swarovski 5840 14mm Baroque Crystal Pearl Bronze
Code: 5840-BRZ14
Length 14mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.72 $1.29$1.59 $1.19$1.46 $1.09
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5.5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Large Snake Chain
Code: BTF-0162
Link 8mm x 5.5mm, Wire Gauge 2.3mm/11 gauge 
1-34-78+
$8.21 $6.15$7.64 $5.73$7.10 $5.32
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SilverSilk 4.8mm Flat Gold-Plated Copper Knitted Jewelry Wire Mesh
Code: BTF-0137
Width 4.8mm 
1-45-910+
$3.32$3.08$2.85
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Brass Heart Oval Lightweight Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0298
Loop Length 20mm, Bar Length 29mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.22$2.98$2.76
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13x18mm Resin Cameo Set - Black and Ivory
Code: RESCAM02
Width 13mm, Height 18mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.04$0.96$0.88
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JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass 13x18mm Oval Crown Bezel Charm
Code: CHARM-0289
Length With Loop 23mm, Width 15mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.82$1.68$1.55
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JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass 25mm Round Bezel with Floral Frame Pendant
Code: PEND-0203
Length With Loop 45mm, Width 36mm, Hole Size 3mm 
1-23-56+
$9.39$8.76$8.16
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JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass 18mm Round Flower and Leaves Bezel Charm
Code: CHARM-0270
Length With Loop 24mm, Width 20mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.91$2.70$2.50
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Antique Gold Dogwood Flower Center Cross Pendant
Code: GA-CH0006
Height 57.5mm, Width 32mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.83$2.62$2.42
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Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Delicate Fan Pinch Bail
Code: FIND-0491
Length 9mm, Width 4mm, Depth 5.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.54$0.50$0.45
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Antique Gold Dogwood Flower Center Cross Pendant
Code: GA-CH0006
Height 57.5mm, Width 32mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.83$2.62$2.42
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Swarovski 6866 20mm Cross Pendant Crystal Astral Pink
Code: 6866-API20
Height 19.5mm, Width 19.5mm 
Price: $3.89
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1.5mm White Satin Cord (100 -Yard Spool)
Code: STRNG-0014
1-23-56+
$9.77$9.11$8.49
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1.5mm Ivory Satin Cord (100 -Yard Spool)
Code: STRNG-0012
1-23-56+
$10.72$9.99$9.31
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1.5mm Silver Satin Cord (100 -Yard Spool)
Code: STRNG-0013
1-23-56+
$10.72$9.99$9.31
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Wildly Bohemian Seed Bead Kit: Formal Affair
Code: KIT-0131
Price: $17.99
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Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Small Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0068
Long Link 9mm x 6mm, Short Link 5mm x 4mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-56-1112+
$2.50 $1.87$2.31 $1.73$2.14 $1.60
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