These are my wedding bouquets. I got married in July and decided to hand craft my own crystal bouquets, and these are the result. Since I only had one bridesmaid, I only made these two and two boutonnieres. Mine had 250 strands and the other had 150 strands. I used many different sizes, shapes, and colors:
ab clear bicone, ab round, ab light blue bicone, ab round, ab frosted blue bicone, frosted blue round, ab cobalt bicone, ab black round, ivory pearls.
I used this tutorial:[link]
and I got my beads here:[link]
FYI, they'll spam you with magazines and mail if you order from them, but they have a nice product and it's a good deal on large quantities like this. Do your math though, because I ended up ordering way too many beads. However, I read on the tutorial I used that this web site will accept returns on unused strands but I couldn't be bothered so I'll use them in other projects.
Wire and ribbon I just got from Michael's. If you make these, be forewarned you'll need an immense amount of wire and your hands will likely cramp up from time to time. Start them as far ahead as possible in advance, they are time consuming. I waited too long and had to get help from family.
Photos by Megan Quick Photography