my latest crafty adventure – a wedding veil

Recently I was asked to do something I had never done before – create a wedding veil.

david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling

And, more than that, it was for someone I have never met and I only had two cell phone pics to go off of – one of her dress and one of the veil she regretted not buying and it is now gone.

No pressure.

So, after a bit of research and some shopping I was able to get to work.  Plus it gave me the chance to try a new tool and you know how I love my tools!

Here’s how it went…

david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling

To get started, I did use a pre-made base that was a basic bird cage veil.  I then got break out and play with the Crystyler (yay – Thank you for the sample Walnut Hollow!) I attached the bling on both sides using E6000 so that if she chooses to flip the veil off of her face, it has bling with either view.  Can I just say – putting bling on was soooo much easier using the Crystyler than any other way.

david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling

What I did next was add bits of feathers to the comb.  I then used satin to fold over and cover the attachment of the feathers.

david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling

Once that was done, it was time to put the flowers together.  Since I wasn’t positive that I would get the flower right, I decided to make two.  That said, here is the first flower.  I took a chiffon and ripped it to create the strips.  I then layered them alternating all the way around and added a beautiful button to the center.

david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling

Because I was creating two flowers, I had to create an easy way for her to change them out.  I added velcro to the back with peel n stick.  Super simple.

david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling

The second flower is out a of a satin.  I cut a circle into 5 sections and then melt the edges with a lighter. Repeat several times, making the circles smaller. I layer them together and again added a bit of bling to the center.

david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling david tuterra birdcage bird cage wedding veil with feathers, flowers and bling

When it was all said and done, I have to admit that I was kind of proud how it turned out.  I packed it all up and got it delivered to a friend of the bride’s mother (long story), who was going to give it to her as a gift.  My fingers are crossed that the bride loved it and hopefully I will get a picture after the wedding of how it all comes together!

So there you go – another crafty adventure tackled!


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