- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I know a couple people are interested in beading their own veil (and I’ve seen a couple gorgeous examples here!), but I knew I needed some accountability.
Here is my veil–totally not finished, but I finally have my design down.
First, I cut a very very long piece of tulle (around 3 yards long). I mean to make a drop veil that comes down in the front to at least my collar bone, at most my waist. The back is cathedral length.
So far I have only cut the bottom edge. I used a hyperbola to make it even.
When I go to my first fitting, I intend to bring it and decide how long it will be. Then, I’ll mark the top, and add some combs, and then I’ll make the front edges nice.
I want the edge to be a simple cut edge. So far the veil costs $4.
HOWEVER, I really wanted a beaded veil.
First, I just tried to use some beads and make flowers. They looked AWFUL. I took them all out (ok, well, that line in the photo–I’m probably going to take that out).
Then I tried to draw flowers on tissue paper and trace them with the beads and thread. A lot of them were ugly, so I took them out.
In the end, I only like 2 flowers, so I’m using the big ones semi-evenly spaced along the bottom, and I will fill in with a few of the little star burst ones.
Here it is with 2.5 big flowers (the one on the left is 1/2 done) and 1 small starburst, and 1 line. The flowers look a little sloppy way close up, but when it’s on the ground, it looks really sparkly and cool. The big flowers take 1-2 hours depending on how distracting the TV is. the starbursts take … a lot less. I didn’t time it.
So, motivate me. It’ll be nice when it’s done, right? I can finish the beading in a month, right?