A butterfly trio headdress

Recently I have created a number of butterflies in silk and lace; in fact, too many. To justify it I can say that I was just fulfilling a constant stream of orders for these beautiful creatures. And here is the last piece: a butterfly trio headdress in turquoise and mint hues

Turquoise butterfly headband

This butterfly headband will perfectly complement a summer outfit in similar hues. It is ideal for a turquoise-themed wedding too, either to be worn by a bride or bridesmaids.
I used satin, organza, pongee (all pure silk) and floral lace which I painted by hand as well as beads and seed beads in complementing colours. The thin  metallic headband is wrapped with a strip of pure hand painted silk.

This bright piece of headwear is available from my Etsy shop.

But it is not my first triple butterfly headband. Previously I made a similar headdress in shades of purple

and a white lace butterfly wedding headband

If you are willing to try and make a similar butterfly headband yourself you might want to purchase my .pdf tutorial on a lace butterfly made WITHOUT any special tools which is available from my Etsy shop. With more than 50 pictures explaining in detail the whole process of creating your own designer accessory, this 47 page .pdf ebookwill teach you how to create a delicate lace butterfly to be used in accessories, as wedding decorations, in millinery and much more. I have included the pattern too.

Lace butterfly tutorial

If you have any questions please feel free to comment below.

My second Wedding Fair, bestsellers and more

You know this feeling: you are waiting for something, the time is dragging on and it seems that it will never happen. But voila, with a blink of an eye the long-awaited event has come and gone! After 2 months of rather intensive preparations yesterday I took part in my second Wedding Fair ever and the first one in the new area. The event was organised by Norfolk Brides (many thanks to Dalia) and was held at the beautiful Drayton Old Lodge wedding and conference centre. As a result of a lot of advertising on social media and in the local press, we had a decent footfall. 
Here is how my stand looked at the Fair:

Despite a very chilly day the morning started very busy and continued up until lunchtime. The second half was slower partially probably due to the local football game. I saw many more genuinely interested brides and their mothers than at my first Fair. The most popular item turned out to be my wedding butterflies as hair clips, brooches and headbands.
The oat pearl headband with a large white rose was second most popular along with veil fascintors and wedding hats.
This unique headband in the roaring 20s style can be purchased from my Etsy shop. I can also make to order similar headbands in silver grey and golden colours.
 Given the number of business cards and leaflets handed out let us hope for a busy forthcoming wedding season. Meanwhile I shall continue working on new wedding designs which I will share with you here 🙂