I’ve read some of the archives on this topic, but wonder if there’s anything new to add. I’ve made a bridal veil before, but I trimmed the edge of that one with narrow satin ribbon – no problem. This bride wants no trimming or hem, but tiny seed beads sewn every 3 inches or so on, or near, the edge of the veil.
I’ve tried sewing the beads onto the tulle by hand – very tedious. Using invisible thin nylon thread ( which would glitter almost as much as the beads do if it shows, so it mustn’t), I put each bead on, run through the bead 3-4 times around and through the tulle. But when I tie the nylon thread in back, the knots don’t want to hold. Any suggestions?
I gluing the beads is the answer, is there a glue better than the Gem-Tac I’ve already seen recommended in a thread from last year?
Edited 3/12/2008 7:16 pm ET by Josefly