Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Great Find at Joann Store, Best Bead Organizer

It happens all the time, you go to the fabric store to buy a spool of thread
you need and you come out with a cart full of stuff, and it happened to me
again but this time there are no regrets what so ever. I spent all night and
early morning filling up the bead organizer, no longer to I have to dig to
get my beads out, just grab and get it.
I wish I could tell you I got all my beads in the three organizers that I bought
but I would be lying...oh and price? $14.97+tax each, regular price is over
$39.99, brand is ELIZ, now that is what I call a deal.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015


                                                     More new designs available now!
                                                      You can order your veil here:
                                                                          or here:
                                                      1"Horsehair Trim Weding Veil, available in
                                                     white, off white, light ivory, ivory, blush and champagne

                                                      2" Horsehair Trim Wedding Veil
                                                    Also available in 3" available in
                                                    white, off white, light ivory, ivory, 
                                                    blush and champagne
                                                      Double Tier Wedding Veil with Delicate
                                                    Pencil Edge
                                                    Vintage Beaded Lace Trim Wedding Veil 
                                                     Embroidered Lace Trim Wedding Mantilla Veil
                                                     Available in White, Off White, Light Ivory, Ivory
                                                    and Blush

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hot Trends Bridal Veils for 2015

Color.- I have to say that au contraire  to what most most people would
think, WHITE is actually not the most used color by brides, I would have
to say the light ivory and off white/silk white are, color is in, so much so
that I have learned to dye tulle so it matches the bride's gown, and lace, but
not all lace is dye able and you only know until you try in a small piece so
as not to ruin the whole thing.
Trims.- From Small to large, horse hair trim is in. It's not only to match those
gowns that have horsehair themselves but also to add an ethereal air to the
overall look. It takes skill to sew this trim but with patience and a good sewing machine
I have conquered the trim!!!
Lace appliques.- Instead of the whole lace trim, just adding some lace appliques to
a veil will most definitely make a veil look like a million bucks, but it's important
the the appliques are delicate and not too big, beading can be done to complement
the beading on a gown too.

Gold.- Metallic gold is also another hot ticket, there aren't many laces that are
pretty enough and not gaudy looking that are also gold, I was lucky to find some
that is not the very expensive Chantilly trim. I have done this veil is many different
lengths, from shoulder to cathedral and love them all!

Cascade.- Whether is a single tier, short or long, brides want the veil to look like
it has many layer but with out the bulk, so i made a special cascade cut that keeps
the veil sheer and light, it can be with unfinished edge, also know as clean edge
or you can request a pencil edge, rolled edge or add some rattail cord or satin ribbon
perhaps some lace appliques or crystals? I am dying to make it with some rhinestones
all around, or little tiny flowers? how about little flowers with a rhinestone in the
middle? OMG the options are just endless. I need to make one of these in cathedral
and see what it looks like, ta ta!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Bridal Bazaar 2015-Prevue

Today I took a trip downtown San Diego, at the convention center, that's
where the Bridal Bazaar took place, I was glad I went so many pretty things!
I highly recommend to all brides to go to events like this one, you get so many ideas
and you get to see in person all kinds of decorations, venues, photographers, music

Let's start with some fashion from Prevue:
 Lace, lace, lace, and more lace and some or a lot of bling!
The beaded accessories with lots of sparkle are still here and I think they are
here to stay, so are the blush colored gowns that I have to say, got the most attention.
The ladies where super nice and answered lots and lots of questions from brides that
stopped by to see their wonderful gowns and accessories.
More from Prevue, from the runway:

 I don't think any bridesmaid would say no to a gorgeous dress like this!:
 Check out the back on this dresses, on the colorful flower girl she looked adorable!
 One of the tendencies I noticed was the color under the lace or tulle skirts on the weddings
gowns, they look amazing, golds, pinks, blush and champagne colors. I have had a couple
of brides contact me about making something that matches for the veil on this style and I always
suggest to get the samples of tulle before purchasing, I saw at least 3 different blush colors, 4 golds
2 champagnes and a couple of light pinks. The gown below has a blush under the lace, I loved it!

More to come, this time I took a better camera, my Nikon P530 so the pictures where
better than last year LOL.

More to come soon, but let me say good night with this shoes:

Monday, February 2, 2015

Silver Lace Trim Mantilla

Thank you so much to bride Amber for sending me this picture, she looks gorgeous
and I love how she added a touch of color to her ensemble with her flowers.
Amber is wearing a silver lace trim mantilla I custom made for her, she looks
beautiful!!! Congratulations Amber, may you have a wonderful married life!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

HELP:How to Buy Your Veil Online

Buying online can be very stressful when you are talking
about your wedding, from colors, textures, styles and prices
you end up confused, frustrated and ready to give up.

Don't give up, help is here.
Color, you want your veil to match the color of your gown
so I always suggest getting samples, as in previous post
I talked about colors and what can go wrong:

Now, buying online means doing some work, I came up with a
checklist to help you on this matter.

Check List:
****Color- You can order samples if you have doubts on color. Some people
think that White is almost the same as Ivory, is not. If an online seller does
not offer this service, move on, it doesn't matter how cheap it is if the color
is wrong.

****Length- Measure from where you will place the comb to where you want
the veil to fall, use cord or thread if your don't have a measuring tape
long enough, then measure the cord or thread. Always double check!

****Style- It depends on your gown style, your venue and your personal
style, some want simple and uncomplicated while other brides want over
the top, neither is wrong, it's called personal style for a reason. Ask the sellers on their opinion, people like me have been dressing brides for
a long time and are capable of helping you decide what is a better
complement for your gown,

****Time- Delivery times vary from item to item, some are ready made
while others take time to elaborate, don't expect to get a complicated
veil in a short time frame. If you are planning something with lots of
beading and intricate lace applications, do order with plenty of time,
some places might not take rush orders at all and others take up to 4-6
months to ship your items.

****Shipping- If you are ordering with in your country shipping should
not be a problem, but if you are ordering from another country, you must
allow from 10 days to 6 weeks of transit time for your item to arrive. If
you do not have this luxury of extra time then think of upgrading to express
or priority shipping, but expect to pay extra for this services. Also ask
if your veil is being sent in a box or envelope, you don't want to receive
a folded veil in a 8X5 envelope, trust me, sometimes those wrinkles
do not come off.

****Materials- If you received samples then you know what you will
be getting, if you received samples from several places you will be surprised
to find out that the same materials for the same type of veil can vary from
one seller to another. You wonder why? Same reason you pay extra for
the same jeans with a different brand, yes, there are brand names when it
comes to veils also, but, unless the seller is offering a silk tulle, or English
expensive tulle with a gold comb, don't fall into the "luxury" trap, a pretty
box it's not going to make up for a crappy scratchy veil on your head.

****Quality-Ask as many questions as you want to the online sellers
you are considering, while people like me have skills that had taken
years to learn and have been in the sewing industry for decades, you also
will find a lot of "designers" who order their accessories overseas
and have no idea how to put a thread though a needle, sad bad true.
These are business people, or as I call, resellers, not skilled craftspeople.
Keep in mind there are also a lot of young people who are not only
skilled but also have been through schooling, have degrees in fashion
and are also good business people with their own staff and studios who
hire highly creative hard working people and are very reliable.