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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.

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!

 

Heavenly Hair Accessory & Jewellery Kit Bundles

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If you like our popular BDi jewellery and hair accessory kits then you will love some of the bundles we’ve just added to our Outlet page! We’ve got lots of our Heavenly pearl and crystal kits on special offer, bundled up in to some great multi buys. These kits make the perfect gift for a crafty friend, or a brilliant craft project for a bride to be.

The Heavenly range includes some stunning pieces such as a beautiful headband, 6cm and 2.25cm mini metal hair combs,  plus a lovely delicate necklace with matching bracelet and earrings. Each kit comes complete with full instructions and all the components needed to make your chosen item, making them great for beginners.

Available in a range of bundle sizes and colours (black, champagne and clear), you can find the Heavenly kits over in the BD-i Outlet now, whilst stocks last!

Headbands, Hair Combs & Hairpins from BDi Tiara Making

Hair accessoriesHere at BDi Tiara Making, we stock a huge variety of hair accessories that have been chosen with tiara and fascinator makers in mind. Perfect for beginners working on personal craft projects or for the professional tiara designers out there, our hair accessories have been specially selected for their high quality. We have an extensive range of metal combs, metal headbands and hairpins, as well as tiara and fascinator bases and everything in between!

DID YOU KNOW? 
Most of our hair accessories are available at bulk prices! Stock up on your headbands and metal combs and save money when buying 10 or 50 of the same item. We supply many top designers worldwide in bulk, so be sure to take a look at the savings available for each product and take advantage of our bulk offers!

Take a look below at some of our best selling hair accessories; the 6cm and 8cm metal combs, the 2.25cm mini combs and our smooth metal 3mm head bands. Our combs and bands are ideal for decorating with wire work, beads and crystals to make beautiful handmade accessories. Why not create some lovely beaded sprays and attach to your comb by simply wrapping the wire around the base. (Take a look at our tutorial on how to make beaded sprays). Go for classic pearls and crystals for bridal hair accessories, or add a splash of colour to match your head dress to a bridesmaid or prom dress.

Top row L-R: Gold 3mm smooth headband | Silver 6cm metal comb | Gold 8cm metal comb | Silver 2.25cm mini metal combs
Bottom row L-R: Silver 8cm metal comb | Gold 2.25cm mini metal combs | Silver 3mm smooth metal headband | Gold 6cm metal comb

Click the banners below to view our full range of hair accessories, including everything from metal head bands and metal combs to hair pins and fascinator base combs, all available at BDi Tiara Making.

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Made something beautiful using BDi products? We love to see what you create with our pieces, so whether it’s a stunning tiara for the upcoming prom season or a beautiful hair comb for the blushing bride to be, don’t forget to share your pictures with us over on the BDi Tiara Making Facebook page!

New Hair Accessory & Jewellery Making Kits – Just Landed!

New kits

If you like our tiara making kits then we have some exciting news for you! We have just launched five brand new hair accessory and jewellery making kits at BDi Tiara Making, perfect for the upcoming wedding season. Whether you’re a bride to be who wants to put her own stamp on her bridal jewellery, or a budding crafter who’d like to learn some new jewellery making techniques, these are the ideal craft kits to get you started.

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The new range of kits features three jewellery items; the ‘Purity Pearl’ necklace, bracelet and earrings, along with two hair accessory kits; the ‘Blossom’ hairpins and the ‘Perfect Petals’ comb.  The Purity Pearl collection is made from our popular high quality glass pearl beads, as well as diamante rondelles for added sparkle.

Hair accessory kits

To complement this three piece collection we have the Blossom hairpins, each made with delicate sprays of pearl beads and seed beads. Use the kit to make five hairpins that can be worn alone or together in the hair to create a stunning effect. Finally, our Perfect Petals comb kit features one of our best selling metal combs that can be decorated with some beautiful beaded petals and crystals. Our kits include all the components needed to create beautiful, handmade items, along with detailed instructions and tips.

You can find all of the five new kits on the BDi Tiara Making website, ranging from £7.99 – £12.99.

February Design Challenge: Design Ideas

With our February challenge well under way, we thought we’d call on some of our crafty friends to give you some ideas on how to use the pieces in our £5 Valentine’s bundle.

First up, the lovely Debra has created some stunning pieces including a 1920s inspired necklace using our red seed beads and silver lined bugle beads, along with our red crystals. We love the tassel detail on this, especially since we’ve been so inspired by the twenties lately, too! (Read of Great Gatsby blog post here!) She has also made a set of matching earrings, plus two bracelets using items from the bundle, and still has plenty to spare! You can see the designs in more detail on Debra’s blog where she explains the inspiration behind each piece.

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Next up we have some more fabulous designs from Gail, who again made a number of pieces with her challenge bundle. First of all Gail used the pack to create a stunning necklace with matching bracelet and earrings. We love the use of the diamante rondelle spacers to add a touch of sparkle. A perfect set to wear this Valentine’s Day!

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Gail also used her seed beads to create a bracelet and bag charm, putting her fantastic wire-work skills to good use! Such simple ideas using our red seed beads that are really eye catching. Be sure to visit Gail’s blog for more details on her challenge designs.Gail Lett 2

Finally,  our friend Rachel from Mason Blue Designs created this lovely bracelet incorporating all the items from the challenge pack in to one piece. Made using our seed and bugle beads with a selection of crystals and diamante rondelles, Rachel has created a delicate woven effect, then finished off using our diamante heart as a focal feature.Rachel Maison Blue

Now that you’ve seen some of the lovely designs we’ve had so far, it’s over to you! If you’ve been inspired to give this month’s challenge a whirl, you can find the February bundle here for just £5. You still have plenty of time to enter as the contest doesn’t close until Monday 24th February. To find out more information on how to enter, you can take a look at our blog post here for all the details.

What would you create with the challenge pack?

BDi Design Challenge – February

We’re launching an exciting new challenge here at BDi, and we’d love you to get involved! This month we are offering you the a new £5 bundle on our website and the challenging is to make something beautiful using the items in the pack.

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In this month’s challenge bundle, you will receive the following, all for just £5!:

–          1 x diamante heart
–          1 x pack of 20 diamante rondelle spacers
–          1 x pack of 10 clear/AB 4mm x 6mm rondelle beads
–          1 x pack of 50 red 4mm bicone beads
–          2 x packs of silver bugle beads
–          2 x packs of red seed beads

This bundle pack is valued at over £10 when buying the items individually, so be sure to get yours before they sell out and take advantage of over 50% off!

How it works:
Follow the link to buy your challenge bundle from our website.  When you’ve received your bundle you then have until Monday 24th February 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 ‘February Challenge Entry’. (We ask that you only use the items in your bundle to make your pieces, along with findings, wire or hair clips etc from your own collection. Please don’t use any other products)
We will then judge the entries and pick our favourite design. The winner will be announced by the end of February, 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? Be sure to check our new products page to get your bundle!