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Beaded Halloween Spider Tutorial

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Over the weekend I designed these Spooky Spiders, I thought they would be a fun addition to a Halloween wedding reception.

Spooky Spiders

Spooky Spiders

These spiders would look fabulous positioned in table centrepieces or hanging from candelabras or attached to your wedding favours.

Materials needed:

  • 4mm wire
  • Large bead (approx 16mm)
  • Smaller bead (approx 12mm)
  • 2 4mm beads
  • 24 large seed beads or 4mm beads
  • 24 7mm bugle beads

Tools needed:

  • Cutting pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
Spooky Spider Tutorial

Spooky Spider Tutorial

1. Cut a length of wire approximately 25cms. Thread two 4mm beads onto the wire position them in the middle of the wire and twist the wire to secure the beads in place.

2. Thread the 12mm bead on the two ends of the wire and position snuggly near the two 4mm beads.  Twist the wires so that 5mm of twisted wire is exposed near the 12mm bead.

3. Thread the largest bead onto one wire. Wrap the other wire around the back of the bead.  Twist both ends of wire together and cut the excess wire off.

4. Cut a 10cm length of wire. Wrap the wire around the middle of the spider to form two legs. Repeat three more times until you have eight legs.

5. Thread alternating bugle beads then large seed beads. In total thread on three of each. To hold the beads in place wrap the wire around itself.

6. Repeat step 5 until all eight legs are completed. Bend the wires to form legs.

Your spider is now complete.

Please note the spiders are for decorative use only they are not toys and are designed to be made by adults as they contain small parts which are unsuitable for children.

Please feel free to make as many of my spiders for personal use. Please do not make and sell my spider design.


Halloween Wedding Ideas

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Here are a selection of beautiful Halloween wedding ideas using the simple tones of the Halloween season. I have been inspired by natural burlap/hessian, vintage papers, vintage stripes all in striking orange, black and white.

Halloween IdeasWedding

Halloween IdeasWedding

1. Yummy pumpkin cake pops available from Beau-Coup.

2. Striking stripey favour bags available from Oh La La Paper.

3. Beautifully made skeleton biscuits, perfect as wedding favours. Handmade by B For Biscuits.

4. Stunning handmade favour tags. Handmade by Amaretto.

5. Pretty burlap/hessian spotted favour bags tied with burnt orange satin ribbon. Handmade by Funkyshique.

Halloween Crystal and Pearl Colours

Halloween Crystal and Pearl Colours

We have a selection of Halloween crystal and bead colours on our website, they can be seen on our colour chart.

All our designs are available in these colours.

New Colours

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

We have just taken delivery of three fantastic new Swarovski colours including two new crystal colours.

Light Turquoise, it is a beautiful mid tone turquoise.

Blue Shade, it is a very light shade of silvery blue.

Also a fantastic new pearl shade.

Grey Pearl, it is a lovely mid tone grey which co-ordinates beautifully with the existing Light Grey and Dark Grey Pearls.

New Bead Colours

New Bead Colours

All three colours are available in a wide range of sizes so a large number of our designs are available in these three new colours.

Sixpence Wedding Charms

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

We are very excited to launch are new Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charms, we have expanded our range from two design to six designs.

Included in the collection are three Something Blue Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charms.

Something Blue Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charms

Something Blue Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charms

1. Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charm

2. Crystal Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charm

3. Pearl Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charm

We also have a collection of three Colourful Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charms available in your wedding colours.

Colourful Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charms

Colourful Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charms

4. Colourful Crystal Sixpence Wedding Charm.

5. Colourful Pearl Sixpence Wedding Charm

6. Colourful Sixpence Wedding Charm

Icicle Wedding Tiara

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

We have updated our popular Icicle Wedding Tiara design to reflect the modern trend for shorter simpler wedding tiaras. This design is perfect for a winter wedding ceremony.

The tiara features a range of pearl beads and Swarovski bicone crystals in various sizes and for added sparkle diamante rondelles.

It is available in a wide range of crystal and pearls colours which can be viewed on our colour chart here.

Icicle Wedding Tiara

Icicle Wedding Tiara

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Ombre Wedding Inspiration

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

A huge trend which started in fashion and has become a key trend in weddings is Ombre. Derived from the French, past participle of ombrer to shade.

Meaning having colours or tones that shade into each other, used more often in fabrics in which the colour is graduated from light to dark but of course is now found in all creative arts.

Ombre Wedding Inspiration

Ombre Wedding Inspiration

1. Gorgeous ombre wedding cakes decoration with handmade sugar butterflies. Beautifully made by Glorious Treats.

2. Another stunning wedding cake with beautifully ombre swirl icing also handmade by Glorious Treats.

3, Simple ombre watercolour wedding invitation available with co-ordination wedding stationery. Designed and made by Paper Freckles.

4. Beautiful ombre wedding bouquet handmade by Autumn Grace Bridal.

5. DIY tutorial on how to make these pretty sugar hearts by The Art of Cake.

Bouquet Photo Frame Charm Colours

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

We have added two new fabulous bouquet charm colours to our collection.

We previously could only offer our bouquet charms in antique silver but we are so happy to announce that we can now offer them in antique gold and gold

Wedding Bouquet Charm Metallic Colours

Wedding Charm Colours

Wedding Charm Colours

From left to right Antique Gold, Gold and Antique Silver.

Please take a look at our pretty bouquet charms on our website here.

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Vintage Chic Wedding Brooches

Friday, September 7th, 2012

We have added two new designs to our very popular Vintage Chic collection.

To co-ordinate with our existing Vintage Hair Grips, Vintage Chic Headbands and Vintage Chic Wedding Comb we have added two new brooch designs.

Vintage Chic Brooches

The Vintage Chic Brooch is based upon our Large Vintage Chic design and is a modest brooch designs at 3.5 cms in width. It is made with three rows of pearls and crystals and embellished with a lovely small diamante centre.

The Grande Vintage Chic Brooch is a generous 6 cms in width and is made with four rows of larger pearls and crystals with a beautiful large diamante centre.

To view our entire Vintage Chic collection please view them here.

Vintage Lace Wedding Inspiration

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

We are very lucky living in the UK as we have such a beautiful heritage of lace making, which of course was highlighted by the beautiful wedding gown the Duchess of Cambridge wore on her wedding day.

Lace is a beautiful subtle element which can be used throughout your whole wedding, not only in its original fabric form but also created on your wedding cake, stationery, favours and in your flowers.

I have gathered together a beautiful collage of both old and new takes on how lace can be used so creatively.

Lace Wedding Inspiration

Lace Wedding Inspiration

1. A beautiful little white favour box decorated with a pretty piece of vintage lace. Handmade by The Wedding Invitation Boutique.

2. A stunningly intricate cake iced with a perfect lace pattern and embellished with satin ribbon and a pearl brooch. Handmade by Cotton and Crumbs.

3. Gorgeous dusky pink buttercream cupcakes decorated with edible pearls and placed into delicate lace embellished wrapper. Handmade by Cotton and Crumbs.

Beautiful lace inspired colour palette of Vintage Rose, Silk crystals and Off White pearls.

4. Beautiful handmade bunting decorated with vintage lace. Available from Bonne Fete Hire.

5. Pretty lace parasol to shade you from the  mid summer heat. Available from Do Yourself a Favour.

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Candy Stripe Wedding Inspiration

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

There is nothing sweeter than a pastel candy stripe, with the popularity of candy or sweet buffets a whole range of candy stripe wedding accessories have appeared.

The key to getting this trend correct is to have subtle nods to candy stripe. Little hints of stripes in your wedding favours, stationery or wedding cake. It is a trend that if you use to much it can become to over powering.

Candy Stripe Wedding Inspiration

1. Beautiful cupcakes in candy stripe cupcake wrappers with cute toppers available from Cotton and Crumbs.

2. Candy striped ‘Just Married’ rock sweets, perfect for wedding favours available from The Perfect Day.

3. Pretty candy stripe wedding invitation made to order from You Are Invited.

4. Pretty candy stripe drinking straws in a range of pastel colours available from Pipii.

5. Gorgeous candy stripe cupcake topper personalised by Design Me My Gift.