(Closed) Anyone bead their own veil?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i diy-ed my veil, i used this same tutorial and it worked great. i however sew so maybe that is why it wasnt confusing for me.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had to read it a few times to get what she was saying , but she is actually right on with how to work with the beads and the tulle.  Most beaded veils that I have seen have been glued on  and this is a much better technique.  I would buy some tulle to practice on, tulle is super cheap, if you are going to buy just a plain veil.  You could also make your veil from scratch yourself.  It really is only tulle attached to a comb, I bet the materials wouldn’t cost more than $10 for a cathedral length (besides the beads of course) and there are some really great tutorials on youtube on how to do it.  I didn’t even use a comb, I pinned the veil straight to the back of my head so it acted like a blusher without he hassle of a comb.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

im on my phone, i will upload some when i get home

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@cirk:  I was horrified that my silk tulle drop veil didn’t make it in time for my wedding, stupid volcano, so I had to make mine.  I think that it took me maybe 5 minutes, but I just wanted mine plain and raw edged.  I attached it with some pretty hair pins and it held all night.  I have to say that it was still one of my favorite things that I wore.  It is now in a bell jar (with my bouquet and a few other things from the wedding) on my fireplace.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

my mom and me made this:

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

here’s how:

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

basically cut a huge U

then find whatever design you like, scale it out real big.

tape your scale to the floor, tape (or pin) the tulle to the design

lay (hand strung) beads onto the pattern

first we glued on the beads (so that sewing them on would be easier)

then we sewed on the glued on strings beads for additional security

then we trimmed the edges of the viel to suit my desires…

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@cirk:  it did, I was so proud of my mom for making it happen!!!

and now we know why hand beaded delicate veils cost $$$ that project probably took approx 80 hours of labour. + 100 in materials.

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