In continuing with preparing Amy's accessories for her wedding, I had blogged about her bracelet a time ago and I had already finished my mom's earrings. I have Amy's necklace and earrings still to do... and the bridesmaid jewelry too... but what I'm about to share with you is a first for Designs By Dawn Marie.
|Amy in her beautiful veil - click to enlarge photo|
The piping is hand-stitched using silver-lined crystal 1.8mm Toho cubes from Artbeads.com. Then on the tulle itself, I created a random pattern of sparkle using Swarovski #3128 Lochrosen crystal sequins. Not too many suppliers carry this style of Swarovski crystal. I was referred to this style of crystal from Sherry Serafini from a class I took with her back in November and I picked them up from Fusion Beads. I knew they would be perfect for the veil because they lay flat and provide a ton of sparkle. SO I got 3mm, 4mm, and 6mm crystal in foil-back and AB finished and created a "snowfall" effect using the smaller crystals near the top and graduating to the larger crystals as I neared the bottom.
Let me tell you, capturing the picture was a challenge because the crystals sparkle just so darn much. I stitched over 100 crystals on her veil and it turned out beautifully. Everybody at the party was just blown away at how perfect it is for Amy! I know Amy loved it and I cannot wait to see her wearing it on her wedding day... heck I'm already a blubbing big sister crying all over the place here. Oy...
Can't wait to share more with you, but I have to get back to work! Hope your week is fantastic!
|Amy, Grandma and Mom|
|Corsage made by Frontier Flowers in Fontana, WI|
|Flower Centerpiece by Frontier Flowers in Fontana, WI|