Monday, June 10, 2013

New tutorial out! Lace butterfly: a stunning accessory you can make yourself without special tools.

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I think I have not met anyone who did not like butterflies. They are fascinating and delicate creatures full of beauty. No wonder we want to capture it and embody in our designs to enjoy their perfection and elegance as and when we want it.
I love creating butterflies made of delicate lace and pure silk. Such designs look appropriate in wedding themes, they are perfect for special occasions, as little girls’ hair accessories, etc. They make a nice gift too.
I have developed this tutorial in a way that you can make your own stunning lace butterfly accessory without having to use any specialised tools.

By varying the size of the butterfly and by using coloured laces you can create an accessory to match any outfit. This lace butterfly can be attached to a headband, a hair clip, a brooch base or just sewn onto a garment, such as a wedding dress.  It can be used in millinery too to decorate hats and fasciantors. The applications are endless. Once you have mastered the art of making lace butterflies you can easily create different accessories in sizes and colours that are required.
You will learn how to
  • make beautifully light feather antennae
  • create a stunning body of seed beads
  • wire the wings so they hold their shape
  • attach the butterfly to a headband / hair clip

For those of you who have a set of millinery tools I am preparing a FREE bonus tutorial on how to shape the velvet butterfly wings using a set of millinery tools for silk flower making as shown in the picture below. For this butterfly I have used a different template which I have included as well! 

To be able to receive the bonus tutorial you will need to be a subscriber to my blog. You can find the subscription form in the top right corner of this blog.

At the moment the lace butterfly tutorial is available for instant download now from my website here

Should you have any questions regarding materials or tools prior to purchasing the tutorial please feel free to contact me via this blog (comments) 

Silk and Lace Butterfly tutorial

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