Post # 1
I have been looking everywhere for the perfect belt/sash to go with my dress. I have probably looked at every single one on etsy, and considered several designer ones! I am envisioning something unique, contemporary, and with some BLING! 🙂
However, I’ve noticed something… There are several sellers on etsy selling the exact same ones… These leads me to think that some of the sashes are not handmade, but instead ornate trim that these industrious sellers are finding and then reselling.
I’ve looked at my local craft and fabric stores and haven’t found what I am looking for, however I’m curious if anyone has had better luck than me?
Post # 3
mjtrim has such trims…
(mhhh… it would not let me post the link… but if you go to mjtrim.com > bridal & lace > bridal centre > rhinstone trim… you should find it)
Post # 4
Thanks for the link! Sewing together a few of the appliques may also do the trick!
Any other suggestions out there bees?
Post # 5
@canuckbee: I really don’t think a lot of the Etsy sellers make their own, because it’s less expensive and less time consuming to use stock items and appliques. I know I’m making my own lace cap sleeves for my dress, that I pieces together from scrap pieces of lace and hand beaded myself, and it has taken upwards of 100 hours to do the high quality work I want and make both sleeves look the same. To make them for someone else, I would have to charge such a high price that I don’t think anyone would be willing to pay for them.
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Any more on where to buy great trim and appliques?
Post # 9
I bought my trim from shinetrim and love it! Great value for some extra bling all the way around your waist (as opposed to just covering the front). I also got a double sided ribbon and a clasp. Hope it will work out once I sew them together!
Spent about $40.
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@thuyzer: WOW this is beautiful and you spend like 10% of what it would cost in a bridal salon! Well done you! You’ve inspired me!
Post # 12
gloryshouse is a good place to look at well better prices than shinetrim, just a fyi
Post # 13
@thuyzer what you chose is beautiful!! does it look as high quality in real life? and what color is behind the beading? is that regular white?
Post # 14
@mmwar: I got a lower quality one (http://www.shinetrim.com/trim/rhinestone-beaded-trim/rhinestone-band?cPath=69_74) but they also have a higher quality trim available. I absolutely loved it!
I ended up not using the ribbon and just sewed a clasp on the back. The trim is kind of sheer white, so it’ll blend in easily. I even had some left-over for my bouquet stem! It lasted all night. I want to re-use it, but haven’t figured out what outfit it’ll go with lol.
Post # 15
@thuyzer what type of clasp did you purchase? I’m looking to do the same thing. Thank you!!
Post # 16
I bought some beautiful trim from Gloryshouse.com they had a really nice selection of rhinestone trims and appliques-very reasonably pirced. I think it would be ver yeasy to use to make a belt and double sided satin ribbon is very inexpensive
Post # 17
@MrsWhittaker2013: I just folder about an inch on each end and sewed 2 hook and eye clasps from hobby lobby. (it wasn’t rusty like in this picture but you get the idea). They probably sell nicer ones in sewing stores.