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Veiled in Beauty: Creating Headpieces, Veils and Accessories for the Bride [Paperback]

Elaine K. Perry
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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing International, US (6 Jun 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589230477
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589230477
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 20.6 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 179,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Accessorising the bride can take a major chunk out of any wedding budget. Veiled in Beauty is designed to help the bride significantly reduce that cost, while attaining the fashion style and individuality she craves. The materials required for creating headpieces and veils cost a mere fraction of the ready-made retail price, and the skill and time necessary to make them are both minimal, Given the know-how found in this book and a few short hours of time, any bride, mother, or friend, can make the bride's headpiece and veil, while saving as much as 90 percent. With beautiful photography and clear, detailed information, the bride will discover all of her options in selecting and creating the perfect headpiece and veil to complement her dress. Information includes: selecting the proper length veil to complement the dress and the wedding style, selecting and creating a wide variety of headpieces, how to apply unique edgings and accents to the veil, how and where to attach the veil to the headpiece, how to secure the headpiece and veil to your bead, and how to properly store them after the wedding.

The book also helps the bride select and embellish gloves and shoes to perfectly coordinate with her outfit, as well as instructions for making a variety of garters. Great value and convenience for the consumer. Provides not just instructions for the costly headpiece, but other easy-to-make accessories for the bride's ensemble. Simple construction techniques. Average-to-beginner crafting/sewing skill level. Today's most popular veils and headpieces are taught, with over 25 styles to complement any gown. Information on selecting the proper veil length, how to secure the headpiece/veil to your head, and how to preserve your accessories after the ceremony. All items are shown in full-colour photography, providing a clear visual of the finished product.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for veils and headpieces 27 Jan 2008
Like other reviewers I too was slightly confused by the publishers claims that this book contains instructions for shoe/glove embellishment and for making garters, as the actual book itself does not mention any of these or claim to include them-someone needs to check this and sort it otherwise more people will be annoyed by this mistake.

Apart from this the instructions for veils and headpieces are pretty good, and easily enough to allow anyone to make a really pretty veil. Also good are the instructions on making a variety of ribbon and fabric flowers and decorations, and how to use real flowers to create a headpiece. Buy this if you want to make a veil or trim a headpiece, but not if you want anything else!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Content does not match title 20 July 2005
By Z. Herbert VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book because the publisher's synopsis states it contains not just veils and headdresses but instructions for wedding accessories including garters and shoe/glove embellishments. Search as I might, I could not find one word concerning these accessories. Veils and headdresses, yes, and pretty ones, but nothing more. I found it really disappointing. I already had "I Do Veils" (q.v.) so this book gave me nothing extra at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 21 Oct 2011
By mistral
I was really pleased with this book, full of clever ideas and straightforward instructions.It has inspired me to continue making headdresses (I made my daughter-in-laws)now fully armed with tips and tricks of the trade.
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