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#1 latoya1908

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    Posted 07 December 2009 - 02:55 AM

    Hello! I'm thinking about making my own floral/feather hairpiece and veil. For the hairpiece, did you just go to hobby lobby or michaels for a silk flower? If not, how exactly did you start?

    #2 renee1811

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      Posted 07 December 2009 - 02:59 AM

      I don't have any advice to give, I just wanted to let you know that I think it's awesome you're doing your own veil and headpiece! Good luck :)

      #3 mrscheeze

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        Posted 07 December 2009 - 03:01 AM

        i would like to do the same thing but unfortunately im not very crafty so im looking forward to seeing the advice that you get lol. good luck

        #4 nsimpson

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          Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:32 AM

          LOL! I just left a message on your other thread and then I saw this one and thought "O maybe we'll find some answers here!!" Well at least it's posted with the rest of the DIYs so someone out there should be able to help!
          Love is a wonderful thing!
          Nadia and SergeSeptember 2010

          #5 amygirl1169

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            Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:05 PM

            I bought an orchid stem from Hobby Lobby in the US and a variety of feathers (different lengths/sizes) at a fabric store here in Toronto and I am planning to make my own feather/flower fascinator.

            I think the way to tackle this is to start with the base. I am planning to buy some white felt or something a bit stiffer and then carefully attach (with a glue gun) the feathers of varying lengths and then 3 orchid blooms.

            Lastly you will have to attach the clip that will hold it in your hair to the base.

            I bought extras of everything in case I need to start with a 'practice' one!

            I'll let you know how it goes when I finally get started!

            #6 KittenHeart

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              Posted 08 December 2009 - 01:47 PM

              I too have been planning on doing this! Now if I could only decide what I want it to look like I could start on it :)

              At the moment I'm making flower/feather fascinators for my bridesmaids.

              For that I bought magnolias at Michaels and really pretty buttons to replace the center of the flower, sewed that together, cut out a few tulle petals for the bottom, bought two different kinds of feathers to glue underneath the flower so they'll look like leaves and those other feathers that on have a little piece of feather at the end of little strand of feather (this doesn't make sense does it!) and I got firm strong felt from Michael's as well.

              Then I bought aligator clips to glue to the felt, I made one test one that doesn't look too bad, it's smart to get too many as the first one isn't what I want so I'm tweaking it a bit.

              Good luck ladies! I should post a picture when I'm done, I still need to figure out where to get the proper netting for my veil :)

              #7 nsimpson

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                Posted 09 December 2009 - 02:42 AM

                I knew you ladies would provide some direction!! This is a great start and thanks for introducing me to the idea of 'feather/flower fascinators' - I was not familiar with the lingo at all!

                Anyway, I plan to do a combo...the feather/flower with a cage veil. I decided that I didn't want the traditional veil (or at least that's my current stance!! --we'll see what really happens!)

                Thanks again ladies & good luck to you all!
                Love is a wonderful thing!
                Nadia and SergeSeptember 2010

                #8 amygirl1169

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                  Posted 09 December 2009 - 11:40 AM

                  Nadia,
                  Since we're in the same general area, I thought I'd share -
                  The only place I was able to find the netting for the bc veil in Toronto was down on Queen West in the fabric district (just west of Spadina). I went to Sussman's Bridal and they only have 9" width, so I'll have to sew two pieces together to get the full veil effect.
                  I'll let you know how the veil making process goes!

                  #9 KittenHeart

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                    Posted 09 December 2009 - 12:26 PM

                    I know you can also buy just the cage veil online @ Etsy, they have DIY kits for like $12 -$15 which provides the basics and you can always add to that.

                    If any of you would like a link, let me know and I'll find it!

                    #10 nsimpson

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                      Posted 10 December 2009 - 07:49 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by amygirl1169
                      Nadia,
                      Since we're in the same general area, I thought I'd share -
                      The only place I was able to find the netting for the bc veil in Toronto was down on Queen West in the fabric district (just west of Spadina). I went to Sussman's Bridal and they only have 9" width, so I'll have to sew two pieces together to get the full veil effect.
                      I'll let you know how the veil making process goes!
                      Amygirl1169 & Kittengirl thanks for passing on those gems of information! I will cover the West-end and let you know if I am successful!! I'm so excited to start with sample and see if it turns out as good as I'm imagining in my head!!
                      Love is a wonderful thing!
                      Nadia and SergeSeptember 2010




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