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Topic: My handmade veils (warning: image heavy!) - UPDATED 8/26 with new veils!  (Read 15525 times)
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« on: August 22, 2007 07:28:13 AM »

I got such nice comments on my own veil in the "show off your wedding thread" that I decided to post some pictures of veils I've made for other people.  Let me know if you would like instructions for any of them!

Cathedral length veil with alcenon lace edge

Waist-length drop veil with elbow-length blusher, edged in alcenon lace (this is very similar to the veil that I wore for my wedding)

Cathedral-length drop veil with waltz lengh blusher and squared corners

French net flyaway veil

French net birdcage veil

Tulle birdcage veil (I love this one - it's gathered with a brooch in back)

Mantilla veil with venise lace edge

Please ignore me and focus on the veils - I'm a terrible model.  Thanks for looking!

----- UPDATE 8/26 -----
I just wanted to share the two veils I've made for weddings this fall:

First up - waltz length, single layer, edged in 1" organza ribbon.  This veil was actually made from the bride's mother's veil.  It was originally three layers and edged in lace.  The bride wanted to wear her mom's veil, but hoped to modernize and simplify it.  This is what we came up with.  She loves it, so I consider it a success! 

Next, the big project - waist length, two layers, center-gathered, with a hand embroidered and beaded edge.  The embroidery and beading (with tiny faux pearls) was designed to match the bride's dress.  This one was a major undertaking!

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007 07:33:59 AM »

oooh! loving the birdcage veils! Awesome!
I should save that, I might need it soon!
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2007 07:54:04 AM »

wow!! love the mantilla veil! that takes talent and patience!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2007 08:14:53 AM »

Alli_Lucy:  These are amazing!!!!   Grin

I made an 8 foot veil for one of my friends two years ago for her wedding, and I can say that it is NOT the easiest thing to do.  I hand beaded her veil, starting from the bottom with a thick layer of beads, up to the top with the beads getting more and more sparse.  It was definately hard and it took FOREVER!  (of course, it was all done last minute because she put off asking for help).  You have done a fantastic job on all of these!

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007 08:50:46 AM »

Oh so pretty!  All of them.  But I was wondering if you could PM some info on the French flyaway.  Even just pointing me in the right direction.  It is gorgeous and I think not just wedding specific. 

You are amazingly talented!  Thanks for sharing.


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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2007 09:09:15 AM »

wow! I love the mantilla veil, that's just like the one I want to wear for my wedding. I'd love instructions on making one  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2007 10:59:44 AM »

Wowie... they're all so beautiful!  I'm not sure which is my favorite!

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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007 01:14:57 AM »

they're so beautiful!

i didn't know that style of veil was called a birdcage, but i love them!

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007 03:43:28 AM »

So, I love the first one; I just think it might be a tad too long for mine Smiley Where do I get the alcenon lace? Does that first one have a blusher or anything that can go over the face? Cuz it looks almost exactly like one I want to figure out how to make haha

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2007 04:21:34 AM »

Thanks for the comments!  For those who wanted instructions, I'm PMing them now.

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