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