There was a beaded capelet I really wanted from BHLDN for my wedding, but it was sold out. I thought about it for months. It just mesmerized me, the way it completed the look of other brides with the lightest kiss of whimsy and delicate elegance. I decided I would just have to make my own.
In the end, the one I made didn’t end up looking much like the one from BHLDN, but there’s something about creating, especially when the process is so long and grueling, that makes you so attached and proud. It may not be the most beautiful or perfect baby, but it’s yours!
1. Purchase a lace capelet or make your own.
2. Decide on what design your capelet will have.
3. Start beading!
4. Sew two pieces of ribbon on the front top corners to tie off the capelet.
This was a bit sloppily done on my part. And the ribbon I chose was very delicate and kind of flimsy. It didn’t feel the most secure while wearing. Attaching clasps to it instead, or along with the ribbons, probably would have been a better idea. We didn’t have any dancing or strenuous activities at our wedding so it was fine for the day, but if you will, definitely secure it better than I did!
I’m pretty happy with how my beaded capelet turned out. It was playful, feminine, pretty and best of all, one of a kind! My only regret was that it was too cold to wear it much on the day.
Check out my anniversary post here to see more photos of how it looked on. If you end up trying this, let me know how it goes!