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Topic: custom wedding veil - first project post, please be nice! :)  (Read 3671 times)
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SissyRadford
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2007 08:27:52 PM »

I think the veil looks good!
I used to work in a bridal boutique and we'd crank out veils at the last minute... but that is one think I used to love to make! Smiley
I made my own and my moms (for her wedding #2)...
I'll have to find some pics and post them to the forum.
Anyway... enough of me blabbing...
You did a great job on the veil!  Grin
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bourbongirl
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2007 07:13:19 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments, everybody!  I'm glad you like the veil!

kstarsk:  I used plain old tulle, 108" wide.  It's pretty inexpensive - about $4/yard, I think.  Also, I used a pattern (it was vogue, I think) but that is actually not necessary.  The website that a previous poster mentioned (http://www.wegotgame.net/jen/veils.html) is pretty helpful and gives all the same directions as the pattern. 

Other tips I have for anyone interested:
1.  It's much easier to glue the beads than to sew them, especially if you want straight lines.
2.  I used drafting tape to make straight lines and even spaces.
3.  If you want a border of beads, glue your design in from the edge a couple of inches and THEN cut the material right up next to it.  It's impossible to glue a tiny bead on the edge of tulle!

Here's a couple more pictures of the border on the veil I made:

 

Thanks for looking (again!)
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2007 05:29:03 PM »

WOW that is SPECTACULAR!
I'm not having any beadwork on my veil, I'm just having one big plain long cathedral length one. Nice!
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gladgirl
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2007 09:23:40 AM »

SO beautiful.... You have a lot of patience!
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pibbgirl
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2007 09:51:47 AM »

wow that is pretty.  I bet your friend was thrilled.  Those beaded veils at bridal shops are so expensive!  Great job
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jilybrat
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2007 01:33:28 PM »

Oh wow, you did an amazing job. your friend must have been soo pleased! 

My sister's getting married in october, and i offered to make her veil for her.  i wanted to make it with beads too, but wasn't sure how to go about doing that.  What kind of glue did you use?

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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2007 01:55:12 PM »

i love the beads at the edges - it's so elegant Cheesy
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shay8317
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2007 01:10:12 PM »

That is a very nice veil! You did a great job! Smiley
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bourbongirl
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2007 07:28:14 AM »

Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone!  My friend actually did love the veil and several people told me later that it really did make her outfit/ensemble, which made me feel pretty good!

^Jilybrat, I used a glue called "Gem-tac" (or something like that), which I got at JoAnn's for pretty cheap (about $2).  I experimented with lots of different glues and this one was by far the best.  It stays flexible when it dries, which is a very good thing.  All the other glues I tried (including superglue) dried very hard and brittle, which caused the beads to pop off when they brushed up against anything - a very bad thing!

Hope this helps and good luck with your veil!
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