Tuesday 24 April 2012

Dark Shadows part two

Here are a few more shots from the Dark Shadows shoot where the talents of some very clever people where brought together by Shelly at Toast of Leeds .
For details of who made what pop over to Shelly's blog using the link above it's well worth a visit.

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Bridal Lace

A beautiful piece of crystal encrusted corded lace was used to make this bridal comb. I added extra swarovski crystals to the centre of each flower to add extra sparkle. The veil which covers the face on a ribbon bound slim headband has smaller crystals sewn on to several points and the lace flowers are on a wide toothed comb which then slides in front of the headband.
This will allow the bride to have two looks in one day. Both have a very old fashioned vintage feel and are very pretty. finally I made a pair of fingerless gloves out of the fabric by cutting around the scalloped end of the lace.
The wedding dress features the same fabric in the bodice and has a long deep v neckline.All together a very beautiful combination.

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Dark Shadows Shoot

A few weeks ago Shelly from Toast invited me to join the many talented people involved in her Dark Shadows shoot. Shot in the chapel at Rudding Park Hotel not far from the spa town of Harrogate North Yorkshire, Shelly has really captured this beautiful old building with such skill and somehow made it all look effortless.
I made three headpieces, one was a black rippled velvet cross embellished with gunmetal grey swarovski glass pearls and biot feathers, the second a sequined headband made from a piece of vintage petersham ribbon with black coq feathers and three tall feathers.
Lastly I made a black crin veil with eyelashes.! It has a very fine silver feather and a black bow trimmed with seed beads were the veil comes together at the top.
There are many more exquisite photographs which I will add to the post as soon as I can, but I just wanted to share these first.
I find them all totally captivating do you.?

Wednesday 4 April 2012

Miss Pearl

This lovely trilby has left the shop already and has been posted to a lady who adores pearls. She wanted a neutral coloured straw trilby that would work well with her wardrobe and be an easy hat to team with lots of things. The pearls sewn to the brim add strong detail to this simple hat with a silk trim and a pearl vintage buckle.
I like the two tone effect and the knotted straw brim gives a little texture.
I called the hat  'Miss Pearl'.
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