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.

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….




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

Unit 2 Boran Court
Network 65 Business Park
BB11 5TH
Phone: 01282 833091

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Fabric World Group
15a Carrakeel Drive
Maydown Derry
BT47 6UQ
Phone: 02871 86 4900

180890_490645062034_3161946_nBLUE STREAK BEADS
Phone: 01223 510757



silver-orchid-beads (1)SILVER ORCHID BEADS
66 Bank Street
South Yorkshire
S64 9LL
Phone: 07443 423839

Kit & CaboodleKIT & CABOODLE
97 Market St
Town Centre
LA15 8DL
Phone: 01229 465525

1379895_554151094657280_684535811_nTINKS TREASURES
2 Crown Street
Phone: 07956 774884

6 Willow Way
TA20 1FJ
Phone: 01460 619 41

Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre
Wood Ln
Solihull, Earlswood
B94 5JH
Phone: 01564703441 / Facebook

52 Woodmarket
Scottish Borders
Phone: 01573 348295

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34 Roskell Road
L25 0LW
Phone: 0151 280 3558

95 Crown Road
Town Centre
Phone: 020 8891 4920

Heavenly Hair Accessory & Jewellery Kit Bundles



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 Tiara Making on Create & Craft TV – this Saturday!

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Tune in to Create & Craft TV this Saturday, the 29th of March, where Jo will be demonstrating how to make some beautiful tiaras, hair combs and jewellery with some of our fabulous BDi Tiara Making favourites and some brand new products too!
The show will be live from 11am – 12pm on the following channels…
Freesat 813
Freeview 36
Sky 671
Virgin 748

Jo will be showing off some of our gorgeous products, including some beautiful bead and pearl bundles, as well as a brand new pearl and diamante necklace and bracelet kit that is exclusively available on Create & Craft! She’ll also be showing you some great tiara making techniques, as well as jewellery ideas and tips and tricks, so be sure to tune in to the show on Saturday morning!

What’s more, if you’re a Create & Craft Club Member you’ll get exclusive discounts off the BDi Tiara Making products that are featured in Saturday’s show. Find out how to join here.

Will you be watching?

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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.

purity pearls

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.