Sunday, 2 October 2016

Simple Sunday - Snowflake Wedding Favours!


So I'm back, and my, has it been a while!
Wedding prep has been keeping me very, very busy. (Not to mention the whole 2 kids, 4 dogs and a new caravan, but that's for another post!


Speaking of weddings, I thought I'd do a wee post about my favours,

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted a snowflake wedding. I always imagined delicate little snowflake favours to hang on a tree, in a window, whatever.
Mainly the tree, as I am Christmas Tree OBSESSED, but once again, that's for another post!



So, when me and Barry decided we were getting married, off I went to search for the perfect wedding favours.
And so I searched.
And searched.
And searched some more.
I found some gorgeous pieces. I found snowflakes that sparkled, snowflakes that spun, 3D snowflakes.


Beautiful. All so beautiful.
But none were quite right. 
So, I had a wee brainstorm, and because I'm an idiot and decided I didn't already have enough to do, I had the 'genius' idea that I';d make them myself.
HA. HA. HA.


They wire shape is crafted, and then they are threaded with over 250 individual glass beads, by hand. By myself. 
Let's repeat that.
250.
Per. Snowflake.

So here I am, with less than 8 weeks to go before our wedding, and I haven't quite finished them all yet.

HOWEVER. 

I have found something that I really, really love doing.
(Even if I do find myself muttering expletives when a wire snaps)


I will continue to make them. For as long as I can.

My initial wedding decor was going to be darker shades of teal (blog post here), but in the end I went for ice blues and crystal shades in crackle glass beads, and I am so glad I did. 
My wedding snowflakes are shades of blue, white and silver, and I LOVE them.

I have however, since branched into other colours, which I'll discuss more in depth in a later post.


SO for now, here's some pictures, of my crafty craftiness.
They are my own design, and I am extremely proud of them. They're just what I imagined, and I just hope that my guests love them as much as I do!





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