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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / ~*completed orchid monogram caketop- with BEADS! pic heavy! on: August 10, 2008 12:00:43 PM
heres a picture of the completed cake- at my wedding.

I wanted an initials monogram cake top- and i saw gorgeous ones online for 100 $ apiece. I figured if i bought them- a 3 letter set would be between 150- 200 $.  heres an expensive version.

I bought the cheaper plastic silver version online. I think they are 5 or 6 inches. I think each one was about 6 bucks apiece- i searched for 3 days online to find the best deal- in a font that i didnt find totally hideous- or one that was so scrolly that the letters couldnt be read.

I put some swarovski crystals in various sizes on the top corners of each letter with only a few schmears of E600 glue. I also only put down enough glue for about 4 beads at a time. I wet a tooth pic and pic them up and place them down that way. I have a wax dop stick- but it was too big- and holds on too well to the beads sometimes.

i also wanted orchids cascading- with some bead sprigs poking out. I used some real Swarovski beads in Topaz, clear , and light colorado. (and some cheap acrylic brown beads also.)  I just hand twisted them in lil groups.  they were bicones and rounds.   here's the beads outside the cake...

 a close up of some beads on the actual cake. ... I think i had about 7 sprigs of them all together. The Orchids and the wire weren't covered or coated. we just stabbed them in the cake- haha No one got sick- so i guess it was alright.

heres a pic of us actually cutting into it- were co cute!

and after the wedding my cake initials live on in my plants....

12  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Shiny New Craftroom in Red and Turquoise!!! (Image Heavy) on: August 10, 2008 10:33:34 AM
you look so organized- i am so ASHAMED OF MYSELF-   Shocked hahahah
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Sock Plush ~ Panda and Hippo on: August 10, 2008 10:24:17 AM
love the panda- what a sweet smile. mine always turn out evil looking!  Tongue
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: help on sewing leather? also, one cream singlet dress! on: August 10, 2008 09:39:43 AM
totally love the dress... it looks better fitted than the inspiration one. love your acessory details too Bravo!
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Patriotic Poster Drink Charms on: August 09, 2008 02:40:04 PM
I love these!
why dint i think of that myself..... im soooo inspired! I would make all military girlie ones though....
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Wedding Dress Revamp = the final result! on: August 09, 2008 02:28:01 PM
thats so great! guarantees you wont run into another gal in the same dress! Bravo!
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My first 2 dresses & sleep shorts [Img heavy] on: August 09, 2008 02:26:12 PM
i love love love the green one.. looks so fresh and cute! great work.!
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