Monthly Archives: December 2013

Fascinating vision!

In December I got asked if I would make a fascinator for a friend’s wedding. Of course I said YES.

The next day after a bit of work on Google, I realised that a birdcage veil did not mean that Gem wanted a headress involving a birdcage and some veil. A birdcage veil is a well-accepted STYLE..

Disappointing… Undaunted, I watched a couple of you tube videos and got sketching.

With a three week deadline, I got it finished on time but could only take a few quick photos – which my phone then decided to delete. So here’s a close-up from an official wedding photo. Apologies to the groom for cropping him out.

Gem's birdcage veil

Gem’s birdcage veil

It worked so well, I made another for Kiri as a leaving present in more vibrant colours.

Kiri's fascinator for the Races

Kiri’s fascinator for the Races

The wedding version┬áhad three layers of feathers (in cream and yellow), was finished with gold binding and had a small gold chain draping across the feathers for effect. I’ll add a better photo if one emerges.

Thanks for the commission Gem and for trusting this part of your big day to me. It was a lot of fun to design and make this and I’m pleased with how well it turned out – and I know you were, too. :)