Post # 1
I finally received my veil in the mail from Unveiled Bridals – and I love it. But I think I may want to add beading to the cathedral veil.
Has anyone ever done this DIY project? Can you show me pictures please?
Post # 3
I considered buying a plain veil and beading the ends, too. If you want something straight across, I’d do it like this: http://ramblingsofafuturemrs.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-diy-veil.html
Otherwise you could buy various beads you’d need and a clear beading thread and beading needle (buy at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby) and bead along the edge. You’d probably want to tie them off every third bead or so, so they’re not sliding around much. Sorry that’s not a TON of help but might get you in the right direction!
Post # 4
I recently bought the HotFix Tool for Swarovski crystals – it heats them up and liquifies the glue on the back on the crystal – to put on my veil. I haven’t started yet. My grandmother wants to buy my veil and she wants to be there when I pick it out, so have to wait for her to come visit.
The HotFix tool works great – the crystals are permanent. You would have to fenagle it to make sure the crystals dont get stuck to other things besides the veil.
Post # 5
I haven’t done it myself but I would love to see if anyone else has! I really like that link for the straight across, @Wannabe-diy-bride. I think I’ll do that if I don’t see anything else. My dress is very simple so I was thinking of beading it up
Post # 6
I think Ellabee was beading her’s. You should drop her a line if she doesn’t see this thread.
Post # 7
apparently if you want that scattered bead/ rhinestone look lay the veil out flat. And randomly drop the beads and rhinestones on the veil. It should look scattered, you fasten, or glue the beads on in that position.
Post # 8
@Wannabe-diy-bride I love the sparkle of the line of beads! It looks fabulous.
But how long did that take to do? Im sooooo not patient like that.
One of my good friends is a seed bead jewelry designer. Maybe I could talk her into (or hire her) to do it for me. LOL
I want to see DIY veil pictures!
Post # 9
I am beading mine… but it is taking FOREVER> I’m beading flowers, not a straight line. I haven’t worked on it in months because it’s an intimidating project. Sigh.
I WILL get to it, and I will show you. 😀
Post # 10
@TerraWellness: I DIYed my hold veil. It’s elbow length with beads around the edge. I put a bead about every 1/2 inch. I was copying one I tried on at the shop where I got my dress. Mine turned out better than the comercial one, I think anyway! When I get home from work I’ll take a photo…
It took a long time — patience was NEEDED. It was worth it, though. $12 vs. $150!!!