Gemma Sangwine

Unique and bespoke millinery and hair accessories

Farewell 2013…..and hello 2014!

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Firstly, Happy New Year to you all, and thanks for your support and encouragement throughout 2013.

It’s been a while since I last wrote anything on here. The last few months have been a busy time, with lots of stock and orders to make for Christmas. The Flapper style headbands have been selling well through As Long as it Sparkles, my stockist in Stow-on-the-Wold, and at this time of year I make upcycled felted woollen snoods and arm warmers which are popular at my local outlet Made in Stroud!

I also had a commission to do for a bride-to-be whose wedding was at the end of October. She had seen my fascinators in Cox & Baloney in Bristol, and wanted a feather piece with diamante jewellery and a veil.

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The overall colour scheme included orange and green, which we tried to include without looking too garish, and I’m glad to say we succeeded! The Pheasant feathers have natural orange and brown tones, and I picked out a green diamante brooch which mixed in well with the other vintage jewellery.

I was so pleased to receive these photos of the big day, they were so relaxed about the whole event, it was a pleasure to work with Clare and I love the autumnal feel of her outfit, with the fur trim on her dress, very elegant, soft and feminine.

AP1K9778I had another, last minute commission for bride who was getting married on the 27th December, and wanted a hair comb with pearls (to tie in with detailing on her dress), diamante, and a bit of dark blue (to tie in with her bridesmaid’s dresses).

I took a quick snap of the finished piece before I sent in on it’s way, and look forward to seeing the wedding photos soon!

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Author: Gemma Sangwine

I am designer & milliner based in the Cotswolds, UK. My work focuses on making quirky and wearable head wear and accessories from vintage, natural and recycled materials.

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