Sunday, June 10, 2012

Beaded Bridal Veil

In my professional life, I work as a Trainer for a large telecommunications provider, which affords me the opportunity of meeting wonderful people in my new hire classes.  Corin, a participant in a recent class, asked if I could make the bridal veil for her upcoming nuptials.  As you may recall from earlier posts, I love special-occasion sewing, so of course I said yes.  Her desired style is a two-tier, fingertip length white veil attached to a comb.  I tried, but couldn't talk her into anything more elaborate than the comb, however, she did want the veil edges trimmed in pearl.

Initially, I was going to use small pre-strung pearl trim I found at JoAnn, but they didn't look sophisticated enough for me, so I went with individual 4mm white craft pearls instead.  I so liked the idea of making this project quick and played around with gluing the pearls, but I hated the appearance - it literally looked tacky and just wasn't special enough.

So, I am attaching the pearls to the bridal veil by hand.  Yes, it is more time intensive, but the effect is worth it.  I showed Corin how it was progressing, and she seemed very pleased and excited.  I so look forward to delivering the completed project to her.

I'll publish updates on how the veil is progressing, and hope to include photos of her wearing it.

Be blessed!



  1. Its lovely! How are you attaching the pearl? Glue?

    1. Hi Smattes, please accept my apologies for the delayed response. I've been absent from blogging for a while, but I'll resume posting very soon. I made a sample using glue but hated the way it looked, so I actually sewed the pearls along the veil edge by hand. The bride was very happy with her veil.