Inspiration

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.

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!

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!

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!

 

BDi Design Challenge – April – Diamante & Crystals Bundle

We’ve had some brilliant entries in to our design challenge for March, with the Rose So Sweet bundles proving very popular! The bead bundles were the perfect items to get us ready for Spring and we saw some lovely designs from you all! We’ve chosen Jenny Davies and Emma Ead to be this month’s winners. Jenny and Emma, you will receive the April challenge bundle for free – please contact us at info@tiaramaking.com to claim your prize! Don’t worry if you didn’t win this month, as we have a lovely new bundle launching today for our April Design Challenge. Take a look below to find out more…. April Challenge In this month’s bundle you will receive the following for just £5 :

1 metre length of diamante trim
Pack of 30 trim end findings
Pack of 50 faceted crystal bicone beads
We’ve also included detailed instructions and ideas showing you how to use your diamante trim and end findings, whether you’ll be making some beautiful diamante jewellery or even attaching your trim to a headband!

Take a look at the images below for some more ideas of how to use your diamante cupchain to decorate hair accessories…

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

The April bundle is available in four colour options; red, lilac, black and blue. Which will you choose?

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How it works: Follow this link to buy your challenge bundle from our website.  When you’ve received your bundle you then have until Monday 28th April 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 ‘April 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 April, 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 April Bundle on our website, here!

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.

Jewellery Trends: Golden Glow

Golden GlowTipped to be the colour of the season when it comes to jewellery trends, gold is bigger than ever before and has been the colour of choice for numerous celebrities at this season’s red carpet events. Gold jewellery seems to be making a huge comeback, and here at BDi we’ve got all you need to add some glitz to your jewellery making projects

Take a look below at some of our favourites, including our best selling 7cm brooch and diamante flat backed flower, both now available in gold! We also stock a range of our popular diamante flower findings in gold, as well as crystals and beads for all your crafting needs.

The golden collection wouldn’t be complete without some of our popular metal hair combs and headbands! Take a look below at some of our hair accessories, perfect for making tiaras, headbands and hair clips, all available in gold…

Top row (l-r): Double tiara band | Pair of mini combs | Hair pins | 3mm Smooth metal headband.
Bottom row (l-r): 6cm Metal comb | 2mm Skinny headband | 8cm Metal comb | Mini tiara base with comb.

Which of our golden items are your favourites?  View the full collection here.