Type of item: Accessory
Style: Formal / Bridal
Shiny silver and matt silver dupion silk, fleece, filigree beads, glass pearl beads, crystal button, rattail for piping
What was your inspiration?
Friends getting married in an Ice Hotel in Sweden dictated the snowflake theme; the shape and colour flowed from that. The idea of a more 3D pillow had just occurred one day when I saw a kids' carry-all that opened up into a flower shape with a treasure sitting inside it!
What are you most proud of?
Seeing the project through from design to finish.
My friends both cried when they received it!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Work the design with a toile until satisfied!
Practise the piping to get it right!