Thursday, June 6, 2013

Voting for "June Bride" Challenge

June has traditionally been the most popular month for weddings for centuries around the world. That is where the term "June bride" comes from. Historically, there are several reasons for that. The month of June derives its name from Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. In ancient times it was thought that couples who married in June would be blessed with prosperity and happiness. There were also many logistical reasons for brides to consider June weddings. Brides married in June were likely to give birth to a first child in spring (also thought to bring good luck) and recover in time for the fall harvest. During medieval times a person's annual bath usually fell in May or June, meaning that June brides still smelled relatively fresh.

In modern times those things are not so important, but weddings still take place in June more than any other month. It’s the month that summer begins (northern hemisphere), the flowers are all in bloom and the weather is warm without being too hot. So for this month’s challenge, channel your inner bride to create the perfect wedding accessory for a June Bride. Perhaps a decorative barrette for her hair, a cuff to set off her new wedding ring, a beaded sash for her dress or the quintessential necklace full of luster and sparkle. There’s nothing as stunning as a Bride decked out in white, but also think about the red silks of a Chinese Bride, the Henna Mehndi of the Indian Bride, or the bright colors of the Moroccan Bride.

Vote for your favorite entry as shown in the mosaic below, and view each one in greater detail by clicking on the images within the mosaic, or the links below.

Voting for for this challenge is on June 9th - 15th. Click on the images within or the links below the mosaic to see additional views and read about each piece in detail.


1. Bridal Bead Embroidered Set - Sunny1167 2. Bridal Necklace and Bracelet SuperDuo Set - Lirigal 3. Return of Happiness Lily of the Valley Set - BeadCatcher 4. Rivoli Bracelet - SpringColors 5. Beadwoven Necklace - Kankou 6. Dancing with the Tsars - Beadditz 7. Moonstone and Freshwater Pearl Necklace - SallyJeansBeadedGems 8. Beadwoven Bridal Bangle Cuff - MaryTDesigns 9. Ivory Vines - MegansBeadedDesigns 10. Wild Wild Wedding - Maewa 11. Crystal Wedding Ensemble - beadn4fun 12. Swarovski Earrings - zivadesigns 13. Ethereal Cream and Blue Floral Bib Necklace - Medic5415 14. Beadwoven Bridal Necklace - enchantedbeads 15. Bowl of Daisies Necklace - FleurDeIrk 16. Double Happiness Bridal Pendant - CreationsofAgape 17. White Doves for the Bride in Your Life - DustysTreasure 18. White Dragonfly Beaded Leather Cuff - suegoodebeads 19. White Wedding Cap - FrancescasFancy 20. Sweet Dreams Wedding Set - BeadsForBeauty 21. Celtic Bride Necklace - jadebutterfly 22. Simply Beautiful Bridal Set - HauteIceBeadwork 23. Bead Embroidered Bridal Necklace - mysweetcrochet 24. White Beads Crochet Rope Necklace Lariat - RebekeJewelryShop 25. Wedding Jewerly - BeautyGlamourLuba 26. Champagne Bridal Set - zviagil 27. Bow Tie Tuxedo Creamy Pearl Brooch - Beadmatrix 28. Pearls and Crystals - ArtfulAr 29. Shining Bride - TrinketsBeadwork 30. Peter Pan Collar - mahlidesigns 31. Bride Flower Necklace - Sobby 32. Destiny - AngelqueCreations 33. Capri Wedding - alterdeco 34. 1960s June Bride Updated - ArtMasquerading  


  1. I vote for #1 Bridal bead embroidered set massive collar ,cuff,earrings & ring

  2. Beautiful Entries , all of them . And I am so happy for those that sold their entries so quickly. It was hard deciding on a favorite, but since one had to be made. I choose number 15. Good luck to all;)

  3. I love #21 the Celtic bride necklace