All you lovely DIY brides who love the pretty hairpieces, floral belts and more from GWS fave Twigs & Honey – I have some super exciting news to share! I’m very excited to announce that Myra Callan – the lovely + talented designer behind Twigs & Honey – has written her first book! Adornments: Sew and Create Accessories with Fabric, Lace and Beads, will officially launch on August 21st, but we have lots of pretty sneak peeks to share today – AND we have an early copy to give to one lucky GWS reader!!
The book is a how-to book on creating your own accessories – from headpieces, belts, corsages, brooches, necklaces and more. With stunning photography throughout the book by the one-and-only Elizabeth Messina, this book will be a must have for any DIY bride (or any DIY fan)! You’ll be able to create accessories perfect for everyday wear, weddings, bridal parties, and special occasions. This is your chance to learn the basic and more advanced skills to create pieces in the Twigs & Honey style with lace, feathers, fabric flowers, beads and other lovely materials. You can pre-order the book now on Amazon.com.
Above is the lovely Myra working on some pieces! :) Such a gorgeous photo by Elizabeth Messina.
Flip through the pages and you’ll find…
• 20 accessory projects, from floral fascinators and hair pieces to necklaces, earrings and belts
• A techniques section that shows you how to use a millinery iron, cut lace appliques and work with wire and beads to create stunning pieces that would rival the wares of any high-end boutique
• Materials you’ll love to work with: silk, linen and cotton fabrics, antique lace, delicate crystal beads and playful feathers
• Using simple hand-sewing, jewelry and millinery techniques, these accessories are easy to make and even easier to wear. In fact, you may not be able to take them off!
And we are excited to give away an early copy of Adornments: Sew and Create Accessories with Fabric, Lace and Beads to one lucky GWS reader! Just leave a comment below with why you’d love to win a copy of the book and we’ll pick one lucky winner on Monday August 6th, 2012 at 3 PM PST.
**The contest is now over and the lucky winner is Shannon who wrote: “I love twigs and honey and love crafting so this is the perfect combination! Would love to win a copy of this book!” Congrats Shannon!**
If you’d like to pre-order the book, you can do so on Amazon.com. Congrats again to Myra on this gorgeous book and thanks so much to Elizabeth for letting me share her gorgeous photos again. Happy crafting!!
to your wedding faves