I have babbled on all week so today this one I will shut up and let the image do the talking.
this little gem would make a great favour idea, although I may be pinching this for a great teachers gift to go with the earrings I have I made as a nice way to give them, wrapped up inside the mug – I like unexpected touches
All you need is a Mug, some sharpie permanent markers and an over to bake in! easy peasy!
p.s. if you are wondering which earrings I will be giving to my daughers teachers here they are……
p.s. if you are wondering how to wrap them, this is how I do it…..
When it comes to bridal jewellery then pearls are still top of the charts! But there are so many to choose from an when you are reading the descriptions what do you really get? After all aren’t all pearls the same?
When it comes to choosing the best pearls for your wedding you have lots of choice, not only in colour and size but also finish.
The best pearls are real freshwater pearls, they have a nice lustre, they tend to be in natural colours and are not entirely round as they are made by mollusks, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Southsea Shell Pearls are round and larger than freshwater and are also produced by Mollusks.
Faux Pearls are manufactured, so they tend to be round and symmetrical although you do get some made to imitate freshwater pearls so be cautious.
We love Swarovski pearls which are crystal glass pearls and have the most natural lustres and fine finishes. Other glass pearls can be coated poorly and the finish chips easily and they don’t last as well.
Swarovski Pearls come in many different shades and colours so you can get the perfect match, the closet to ivory is creamrose light.
Many mass produced jewellery designs use the glass pearls.
There are also Acrylic pearls on the market – these are basically made of plastic, so won’t have the high quality finish.
How can you tell which pearls you have?
I like to do a simple tooth test, where I tap the pearl against my tooth, you will be able to tell if it is glass.
If it feels gritty or grainy it is likely to be real, and if each pearl is different slightly in flaws and colour overtones then they are likely to be real. If they are all matching and smooth then they are more likely to be imitation pearls.
Now Barbie & I go way back, an yes while she loves pink and inspires many a fat gypsy wedding. I think she also can teach us all something for perfect wedding planning. Barbie and ken by hayley-bell featuring bridal jewelry 1. Barbie knows how to Accessorise – Barbie is never seen with out the [read more...]
Don’t get me wrong, my wedding was amazing, it was the happiest day of my life. But now and then I get this niggle of I wish I had done that or if only I had had …… You know what I mean. So let me tell you a bit about my big day. I [read more...]
We are so busy here at sparkly towers, not only with our new collections, but we are also making changes to our collection to make way for the new and of course some pieces for our brides to be. We are working on a few bespoke tiaras like this for a bride and her bridesmaids. [read more...]
Sleeves on wedding dresses are a great demure style. Perfect for formal church weddings. If you are having a sleeved dress for your wedding, sometimes brides opt to not have accessories because they worry it may look too much, but accessories can really enhance you look so don’t rule them out too soon. Here are [read more...]