Tiaras and Hairpins (Twenty to Make)

Tiaras and Hairpins (Twenty to Make)

by Michelle Bungay (Author)


Using simple techniques, Michelle Bungay shows you how to create exquisite tiaras and hairpins using gold and silver wires and crystals.Her unique, eye-catching designs have a contemporary yet timeless appeal, making them suitable for all styles of wedding and other special occasions.With twenty different designs and an alternative version of each one that can be made using the same techniques, this book is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration that you will want to plunge into again and again.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 48
Publisher: Search Press Ltd
Published: 16 Oct 2008

ISBN 10: 1844483274
ISBN 13: 9781844483273

Media Reviews

Feb 09

If you or a friend are getting married you will know how very expensive it is, but at the same time how important it is that everything is extra special. Why not try making your own tiaras and matching hairpins? It is fun, you can be original and it will be a lot cheaper.

Especially if you put your own hair up, and dress it up with one of these beautiful creations. It is surprisingly quick and simple to make a lovely tiara, and in here are twenty of them together with ideas for the matching bun pins or grips. The instructions don't vary a lot and once you get the basic idea of twisting, wrapping and adding beads to wire then you are away. The designs range from beautifully simple with just pearls to flowers, leaves, twists and more. I've seen more advanced and ornate tiaras but these are lovely in their simplicity, and require few instructions to understand how they are made. Add some attractive and helpful photographs of the finished item, and you have a delightful little book on a subject not often covered. Just add a bun!

* Myshelf.com *

Feb 09

Make a statement with stunning accessories. [This book] contains a delightful selection of dazzling treats that will excite new and experienced beaders alike. Use gold and silver wire, combined with shining crystals for a perfect finishing touch to your special occasion outfit. Part of the Twenty to Make series, it is a handy addition to the crafty bookshelf.

* Crafts Beautiful *

Issue 31

Reviewed with Twenty to Make: Wedding Favours (9781844483488)

Most brides-to-be share two aims on their wedding day: to add a unique, personal touch and to save money where possible. By making your own tiaras and wedding favours you can do both, and learn rewarding crafts at the same time! These handy guides show you everything you need to create beautiful, handcrafted details on your special day, whatever your style or theme.

* Wedding Cakes *
Author Bio
Michelle Bungay has a degree in Design, and in 2006 she gave up her career in finance to pursue her passion for jewellery making. She opened a studio in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire where she makes beautiful, handmade jewellery. She often works with clients to develop bespoke tiaras and hairpins for their weddings, and it is this aspect of her work, and her love of beautiful, handcrafted objects, that provided the inspiration for this book.