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Something Blue

Dollface! Once again, I need to apologize for my much overdue post. I think you’ll like this one though… I thought I’d share with you the headpiece and veil that I made for my loverly friend Jaci’s wedding.

The finished product was a result of much collaboration between the two of us. We compared many ideas and shared many pictures of our inspiration. All I can say is, Thank You, Internets – being able to fire emails back and forth was a real life saver when it came to designing and trouble shooting.

So, without further adieu, may I present my piece de resistance:

Jaci’s colors were navy and white, so we chose several types of blue-toned feathers to give the piece some interest and add pops of color. I used Swarovski crystals to add sparkle.

I constructed the piece by stitching the hand-curled feathers to a felt backing – no glue was used in the piece apart from attaching the crystals and attaching the backing to the piece. I designed the headpiece to be easily detachable from the birdcage veil, so that Jaci could remove the veil after the ceremony and still rock her feathers for the reception. Here’s the secret message I added as a suprise for Jaci:

 
We decided on Russian veiling to give the piece more of a vintage feel:

Jaci’s dress needed something special too, so I designed this flower brooch for her to attach to the ruching at her hip:


And finally, on her big day, here is my beeyouteeful Jaci with her beeyouteeful headpiece:

All in all, I’d say our little project was a smashing success. Please contact me if I can help you design a custom headpiece and veil!

Happy creating!
-Betty

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Long overdue.

I do believe that it is high time for me to make my apologies to you, my lovely readers… A new post was long overdue! Hopefully this one will help make amends.

I have been very, very busy lately. With what, you ask? Well, let’s see… I recently made a trip to Florida, narrowly missing a violent tornado, am diligently working at a demanding job that has recently become more demanding/exciting, and I’m sure there are more excuses I could make for myself as well, but memory fails.

My mind is constantly swirling with a million ideas… some good, some bad, some very odd… but here’s one of my good ones:

I made these with peacock feather spears or swords or whatever the kids are calling them these days. Super simple assembly:

Step one. Clip off ends of feather – you can make them longer or shorter depending on how dramatic you’d like to be.
Step two. Peel off a few bits of feather from the clipped end.
Step three. Trim the feather to your liking.
Step four. Attempt to locate a lovely metallic green nailpolish to coat the whitish edge of said feather.
Step five. Polish feather (and let dry. Duh.)
Step six. Insert stripped end of feather into crimp bead.
Step seven. Smash crimp bead, encasing end of feather safely inside.
Step eight. Attach loop of crimp bead to loop of earring hook.
Step nine. Plan an evening out on the town to debut earrings.

Or… leave me a comment and let me know if you’d be interested in skipping all those pesky steps and purchasing a similar pair from me on Etsy!

Happy crafting!
-Betty