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Beautiful Bridesmaid Inspiration – Midnight Blue

For our latest installment of of bridesmaid inspiration posts we’re focusing on a deep midnight blue colour palette and showing you how to get the most out of your jewellery making supplies for the big day. Midnight blue is fast becoming a classic when it comes to bridesmaid dresses, so we thought we’s share some crafty tips to complement the shade. Wedding Collage Blue

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(Bridesmaid dresses by Watters)

At BDi we have lots of products that will fit in with the blue theme, including some stunning new metallic blue crystal bicone beads that can be used to add a touch of sparkle to your jewellery making projects. Simply add them to your bracelets or necklaces along some of the beautiful royal blue pearl beads, or use them to make a spray with some fine wire for a fascinator or floral display. We also have some lovely flower findings encrusted with sapphire blue diamantes that would make the perfect delicate necklace or bracelet for something a little less traditional.

Top row l-r: Faceted crystal bicones in metallic blue, fascinator base comb in sapphire blue, round pearl beads in royal blue, diamante findings in silver and sapphire.
Bottom row l-r: Tiger tail in blue, marabou feathers in royal blue, crystal bicones in royal blue, silver diamante trim with royal blue stones.

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Why not try your hand at this beautiful blue beaded necklace and bracelet made here at BDi? This matching set would make the perfect wedding favour for bridesmaids, or could even be the bride’s ‘something blue’!

Still need some ideas? How about making a bouquet or even a table decoration out of some lovely blue satin studded with vintage style brooches and diamantes for a sparkly alternative on a classic that is sure to catch eyes? You could also use your pearl beads to decorate paper flowers to attach to hair pins, or fix them to the bride’s and bridesmaids’ shoes along with some matching ribbon to create a pair that is completely unique.

Spotlight On: Kits

spotlight kits 2This month the spotlight is on our selection of jewellery and hair accessory kits. Here at BDi Tiara Making we stock a wide range of kits that are perfect if you’re at any level, whether a beginner who wants to take their first steps in to jewellery making, or an avid crafter who may want to experiment with a new design or technique. Our kits include full colour instructions and photographs to guide you along the way, as well as tips and tricks to make something beautiful.

Recently we’ve added a whole new range to the kit collection, made up of five stunning jewellery and hair accessory kits. If you’re looking for the perfect bridal jewellery set, we would recommend the Purity Pearl collection, made up of a matching necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings in beautiful pearls. A striking yet traditional take on bridal jewellery, these would also be ideal for bridesmaids as their neutral ivory shade means they look stunning against any colour dress!

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We also have the beautiful Blossom Hairpins and Perfect Petals comb, both of which are a great alternative to traditional bridal hair accessories. If you’re after something simple yet eye catching, these pretty accessories will be just perfect.

Of course our kits aren’t just for the blushing brides though! We’d recommend them for any occasion, whether it be an end of school prom, a party or a Christening. Hair accessory kits

If it’s tiaras and headbands you’re after, then make sure you take a look at our wide selection of kits, including the Floral Vintage, Enchantment and Daisy Daydream ranges. We have some stunning tiara kits that you can find over on the BDi Tiara Making website. If you’re after something classic or something with added sparkle, you’ll find one to suit your taste. Most of our tiara kits also contain extra instructions for an alternative headband design too, so there’s plenty of options to choose from!

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Our kits are proving incredibly popular, in particular our best selling Floral Vintage range and our new Purity Pearl collection. Here’s what some of our customers had to say about the kits they have tried…


“The kits I have had are really lovely. The instructions are easy to follow and the end results are  beautiful. I would highly recommend them” – Janice


“We made up the following kits:
Enchantment Tiara – simple but very effective
Blossom Hairpins – very pretty
Purity Pearl Earrings – just stunning

We found the kits were very well packed, the materials plentiful and of good quality.  The instructions and photographs were very clear” – Margot 


“Absolutely love the kits – they are easy to follow and look so beautiful when completed” – Lucy

May’s Design Challenge

May ChallengeAnother month has flown by here at BDi Tiara Making, which means it’s time to launch a brand new challenge bundle! We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the April challenge. We loved seeing your creations with our diamante trim and colourful crystals, and had a wide variety of entries including beautiful tiaras, stunning hair combs and pretty jewellery sets! We’ve selected Emma Ead and Jan Amos as the April challenge winners – well done! You will receive your May Challenge bundle for free! Simply contact us at info@tiaramaking.com to claim your prize.

Now, on to the May challenge! As you can see, this month’s bundle is the lovely butterfly pendant and findings set. For just £5, you will receive:

1 x black crystal butterfly pendant
1 x pack of 20 diamante rondelle spacers
1 x pack of 50 jet black crystal bicone beads
1 x 18″ strand of crystal clear 4x6mm crystal rondelle beads
1 x antique silver toggle clasp
1 metre of tiger tail beading cord
1 metre of single link 3mm antique silver chain
1 pair of fishhook earring findings
1 x pack of 7cm headpins (25 pack)
1 x pack of 6cm eyepins (25 pack)
Trigger clasps, crimp beads & jump rings

This pack is valued at over £15.00 when buying the items individually, so be sure to take advantage of this huge saving throughout May, whilst stocks last!

How it works:

Follow this link to buy your challenge bundle from our website.  When you’ve received your bundle you then have until Thursday 29th May to make your pieces (necklace, bracelet, hair combs… whatever you like!) and share photos of your design(s) with us on Facebook by tagging us in your pictures. You can also email your pictures to us at info@tiaramaking.com with the subject ‘May Challenge Entry’.
We will then judge the entries and pick our favourite design. The winner will be announced by the end of May, and will receive next month’s challenge bundle free of charge! Our very own Design Team will be creating some designs with their challenge bundles too, so keep an eye out for their creations on our Facebook page soon for some inspiration! Will you be taking part in the BDi monthly design challenge? Find the May Bundle on our website, here!

 

Spring Has Sprung!

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Spring has arrived, Easter is just around the corner and the sun has finally made an appearance, so here at BDi Tiara Making we’re thinking of all things Spring time! We’ve got lots of crafty ideas for the new season and a huge selection of beautiful items to add to your jewellery making collections. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration for the perfect bridesmaid accessory, or simply want to have a go at making something pretty for yourself, we’ve got a huge range of products just for you. We’ve everything from gorgeous spring pastels to classic, bold colours across our range of pearls, beads, and crystals, and of course a wide variety of diamanteshair accessories, metal combs and headbands to suit all your crafty needs!

You can find all the above items on the Tiara Making website as well as much, much more! Be sure to take a look at our hair accessories and jewellery findings departments where you’ll find all you need to create some stunning tiaras, headbands, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

If you’ve got Pinterest, head over now to see our Spring Jewellery Making Ideas board where we’ve pinned lots of gorgeous inspiration pictures for some Spring time crafts.

Have you got any jewellery projects lined up this season? Don’t forget to share your designs with us on the BDi Facebook page. We love to see your makes!

Daily Deals

You may have noticed that we have recently launched a new feature over on the Tiara Making website, called ‘Daily Deals’. Each day we’ll be bringing you exciting offers and discounts on selected products and categories for a limited time only!  So far we’ve had some brilliant offers on everything from feathers to flowers, and pendants to pearls, but there’s still lots more coming your way very soon! Here’s a sneak peek at some of the offers we have in store for you over the next week…

 

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We’ll also be running weekend-long discounts and offers from time to time, so be sure to keep an eye out for those, particularly this Easter weekend!

To find out more about our daily deals, head over to our Facebook page for daily updates and don’t forget to check the tiara making homepage to see what we have in store for you each day! You’ll find the ‘Deal Of The Day’ banner on the top right of our homepage, so be sure to take a look before checking out so that you don’t miss out on some fantastic deals!

Have you snapped up any of our daily deals so far? Don’t forget to share your makes with us on Facebook! We love seeing your crafty creations.

Where to Buy Tiara Making Supplies

We’ve got some fantastic shops and online retailers across the UK who now carry the BDi Tiara Making range, including some lovely new additions to our stockist list! Take a look at the full list below to find a store near you….

 

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HOBBYCRAFT

Hobbycraft is the UK’s leading art and craft retailer with stores across the UK. Hobbycraft stock a very wide selection of BD-i Tiara Making kits, diamantes, crystals, pearls and hair accessory bases.

Hobbycraft Store Finder


a9f9abd2d72514e8821a7ff5e0b56c5d COUNTRY BASKETS

Country Baskets is the UK’s largest wholesaler of floristry suppliessilk flowerspotteryglassware and, of course, baskets.  Also specialising in Wedding Supplies, seasonal products for ChristmasEasterMothers Day and Valentines Day, plus extensive craft supplies and homewares departments.

Country Baskets stock a selection of our kits, diamantes and pearls.

Country Basket Branch Information


CRAFT RANGElogo
www.craftrange.com
Unit 2 Boran Court
Network 65 Business Park
Burnley
Lancashire
BB11 5TH
Phone: 01282 833091


38427_139888369373888_2757065_nFABRIC WORLD
www.fabricworldgroup.com
Fabric World Group
15a Carrakeel Drive
Maydown Derry
BT47 6UQ
Phone: 02871 86 4900


180890_490645062034_3161946_nBLUE STREAK BEADS
www.bluestreakbeads.co.uk
Phone: 01223 510757
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silver-orchid-beads (1)SILVER ORCHID BEADS
www.silverorchidbeads.co.uk
66 Bank Street
Mexborough
South Yorkshire
S64 9LL
Phone: 07443 423839


Kit & CaboodleKIT & CABOODLE
97 Market St
Town Centre
Dalton-in-Furness
LA15 8DL
Phone: 01229 465525
Facebook


1379895_554151094657280_684535811_nTINKS TREASURES
2 Crown Street
Wellington
Telford
TF1 1LP
Phone: 07956 774884
Facebook


168565_242494055853142_308758940_nROCRAFTS
www.rocrafts.co.uk
6 Willow Way
Chard
Somerset
TA20 1FJ
Phone: 01460 619 41
Facebook


a wire heartBEAD AND BUTTON BAZAAR
www.beadandbuttonbazaar.com
Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre
Wood Ln
Solihull, Earlswood
Warwickshire
B94 5JH
Phone: 01564703441 / Facebook


beadelicioiusBEADELICIOUS
www.beadsintheborders.co.uk
52 Woodmarket
Kelso
Scottish Borders
TD5 7AX
Phone: 01573 348295
Facebook


Screen-Shot-2013-10-11-at-10.36.48ARTFUL ARTISAN
34 Roskell Road
Liverpool
Merseyside
L25 0LW
Phone: 0151 280 3558


10684550THE BEAD & JEWELLERY SHOP
95 Crown Road
Town Centre
Twickenham
TW1 3EX
Phone: 020 8891 4920


Miss BDi On Create & Craft TV? Watch Online For A Limited Time!

Many of you will have tuned in to Create & Craft TV on Saturday morning to see Jo showcasing some of our lovely products and demonstrating some useful jewellery and tiara making techniques. However, if you missed the show, you can still catch it online over on the Create & Craft site, here. The show will only be available to watch for a couple of days, so be sure to catch up on it soon!create & craft 1

You’ll see a great selection of our popular pearls, crystals, wires and even a brand new jewellery making kit. Jo demonstrates a variety of ways to incorporate our beads and crystals in to a number of designs, including a beautiful wire work bracelet and some stunning hair accessories.

create & craft 2What are you waiting for? Head over to watch BD-i Tiara Making on Create and Craft TV to see some lovely products and handy tutorials!