Post # 1
Much to my delight, my mom has volunteered to make my wedding veil. Since she is suffering from cancer, this has become a very special piece of my wedding for me. We have bought the tulle (it will be one layer, elbow-length) and the comb. I am now looking for sequins or beads for her to sew onto the edge of the tulle. I’m not sure where to find any (we had no luck at Michaels or JoAnn Fabrics). Additionally, are there any designs that you know of for decorating the edging? My dress has lots of sparkle so I want something to tie the veil together. I’d love to look at design ideas to see if she can replicate something.
Thanks for any advice you may have!
Post # 3
Try http://www.mjtrim.com They are the most popular notions store in NYC. I have worked with them before and they are great. They have rhinestones and crystals. My veil actually had little clean sequins and "tube" shaped beads. The sparkle was really pretty when the light hit it and it was subtle too. If it doesn’t mess up the look of your dress, can your mom sew some lace trim on the edge of your veil. Then she can follow the pattern of the lace to bead the edge.
Post # 4
I have beaded the edge of a veil by using strings of tube-shaped beads from Claire’s. You can buy clear or silver or white in 60" strands (tie them together) and they are lovely and inexpensive. I attached them to a cathedral-length veil by using the beading foot of my serger with silver thread, but your mother could easily sew them by hand along the edge with a metallic or clear thread.
Depending on how decorated you want your veil, appliques can be added, or your mother can do beaded embroidery. In addition, beads or sequins can be glued in patterns. Here are a few books that are worthwhile: beaded weddings by Jean Campbell and Veiled in Beauty by the Editors of Creative Publishing.
Hope you have fun with this, it’s a lovely project.
Post # 6
The best place to go ,believe it or not is" Walmart" .
The fabric section has an area with decorative trim ,beads & sparkle.
You’ll definitly find something with a bit of sparkle.