- Mrs. Flamingo
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)
I thank everyone for your suggestions regarding my bridal bouquet. I will indeed remove the bear grass loops – I agree. it takes away from the beauty of the bouquet. Even though the greenery adds fullness, I’d rather not have any. Hopefully my flowers will be in full bloom and greenery won’t be necessary to fill out the bouquet.
To continue the our glam theme, I made bouquet jewels which will be inserted in my bouquet. It was very easy to make and cost pennies compared to buying them already made. You can make endless amounts of shapes when it comes to making them yourself. I decided to make a teardrop kind of shape to recall the chandelier piece which will be wrapped around my bouquet. (see image below)
List of materials: Jewelry cooper wire 6mm cubic clear Swarvoski crystals 5mm cubic satin silver crystals miniature taupe multi-faceted fire polished beads
1- Cut your cooper wire about 12 inches.
2- Insert beads to desired look. Make sure to have a symmetrical design.
3- Fold the wire at the center.
4 – Hold the beads with one hand and with the other start turning the wire to twist it. Continue until you have reached the bottom. This will not only secure the beads but at stength to the stands.
5 – Place the beads and shape wire to desired look and Voila… you have your first bouquet jewel
I also made some bouquet jewels for my bridesmaids, but nothing as complex as mine. I just made them 1 single clear fire polished bead. Since their bouquets won’t be very big, it will add just enough shine. Their flowers will be pale pink so the clear stones will pop out and shimmer in the sun.
Since our flower girl is not allowed to throw flower petals, I decided to make her a basket and she will have a full bodied ivory peony in the basket. I think it will look really cute.
Cost breakdown: Bridal bouquet jewels :
8 strands = 3.75$ each (5 swarvoski crystals)
Bridesmaids bouquet jewels: 38 strands = 0.33$ each Chandelier piece for handle: 0.75$
Flower girl basket: 2.oo$ basket + 2.50 ribbon = 4.50$
Are you adding anything jewelry to your bouquet?
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