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« on: August 08, 2008 12:47:15 PM »

I had posted about my wedding awhile ago here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216170.msg2324485#msg2324485
But lately, I've been seeing this type of veil being sold for up to $500!  Shocked So I felt it was my duty to share with you fellow craftsters how I made my own Wink





what you need:
9 inch white veiling
2 toupee clips
needle and thread
embellishments to cover up the clips (I used ribbon and glass beads)

toupee clip (these things are great, they will not slide out of your hair)




I used about a 20 inch length of the netting, gathered the ends, and sewed it to the clips. Then covered the clips with ribbon, and sewed beads onto the ribbon. You could also use flowers, feathers, or whatever you want. It's a pretty versatile veil, I chose to wear it symmetrically, but you can play with it, tilting it to different lengths or just covering one eye.



More pictures and details on my blog here --->   http://offthrecord.blogspot.com/2008/08/birdcage-veil-tutorial.html

Please post your own birdcage veils! I'd love to see them
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008 12:55:57 PM »

Thank you for helping to reassure me that my wedding won't cost a bazillion dollars... I'm so happy to be a crafter at times like this!!

Your veil looks awesome- and you look so happy! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008 01:08:04 PM »

500 DOLLARS? WHAT?! That's crazy; it's just a tiny piece of netting! Yours looks absolutely fantastic, and I bet it didn't even cost 1/20 of that. Man, people see the word "wedding" or "bridal" and rake in the dough.
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You're awesome for posting a tut Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008 02:28:06 PM »

That is so cute. It looks beautiful on you.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008 05:23:18 PM »

Thanks!
Yeah, I hate how expensive things are when they add "wedding" to the title! This cost about $11 for all materials!
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