Tuesday, 11 September 2012


I have just announced a giveaway on one of my other blogs and thought you might like to join in.

Wedding Post Box

When Kev (who is normally a steam punk artist) was asked by his daughter and her fiancĂ©e to create a post box for her wedding, I bet she never expected this.  Kev created her a stunning wooden post box complete with fancy detail, initials and a stunning coat of glossy paint. I think it is utterly amazing and will be a show stopper at the wedding.
Wishing Kevs daughter and future son in law a beautiful and happy memory filled day!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

A New Tiara ~ Paradise Birds

Fabric ~ Ted Baker ~ Paradise Bird 

 This tiara features a mix of colours and textures that compliment the fabric design.  
 The fronds are formed with silver plated wire, Swarovski Crystals and  fresh water pearls.
The tiara can be styled in two ways, either open fronded as the pictures above show or bundle fronded as shown in the pictures below.

Open fronding with give an informal look whist the closed fronding gives a more formal look.

 The tiara is formed on an Alice band base with patina.  
 The band is encrusted with fine Delica beads in silver mirror finish giving sparkle and shine.  The encrusting also reflects the colours of the crystals and allows the light to "play"
Tiaras can be made in multi colours or single colours to match your own styling and requirements. Please feel free to contact me through Beads By Design for further details

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Wedding Readings ~ I Carry Your Heart With Me

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
my heart) 

I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) 
I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you.

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart.

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

By E E Cummings

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Bridal Tiara Bands

These band style tiaras are an ever popular style with endless possibilities.  The ones shown are two layers thick  and one then has a mounted layer creating a traingular look.  The crystals are Swarovski 4mm bicones and have the AB finish which really allows them to pick up colours from your outfit.

The tiara bands can be worn as alice band style tiaras or as a bun base tiara.   The beauty is that they can be worn for nights out afterwards.

The same style worn as an alice man style is great for young bridesmaids.  They can be created in numerous colour(s) on either gold or silver base.

They are often purchased for first communion events and proms.
For further details contact Karen info @ beadsbydesign.co.uk (remove spaces)

Friday, 27 April 2012

Quirky Wedding Ideas ~ Wedding Directions

I love this slate wedding chalk board message directing your friends and relatives to the wedding venue.
You could continue this theme by using small slates with chalked names as place settings.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A Modern Take On Pew Ends

With many churches now refitting with chairs, the opportunity to have traditional pew ends has gone, but this chiffon wrapped chair edges are a great compromise and can be coloured to match your wedding scheme.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Bridesmaids Crystal Alice Band Tiara's

Alice Band tiaras are incredibly versatile and can be made with materials and colours to suit your scheme.  They fit any size head from children to adults and can be made smaller for todlers.

These are just some examples created with freshwater pearls, delica beads and Swarovski crystals.

The bands can be gold or silver.

They can be made in your own colour choices at no additional cost.

The tiara bands can be worn after the event for all sorts of occasions.

Great for proms too as.
These are all available from Beads By Design

Monday, 27 February 2012

Count down until the wedding

My children  were always asking "how many sleeps until ....." and the count down to the wedding day can be just as exciting. Isn't this a lovely idea.  It would make a great gift for a couple getting married or as a gift to yourselves.  it is available form  Samigail

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Something Blue

A modern take on something blue ~ words of wisdom from your bridesmaids. 
(found on Pinterest)