Our Double band golden tiara is now available in silver

Posted on | Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | 8 Comments


(pictured in gold above; photo credits: Elizabeth Messina)

Our bestselling Double band golden tiara, Style #147 is now available in silver by popular request! This style is fast becoming one of the most beloved pieces in our collection, but we've had so many requests for a silver version that we finally decided to add it. You can purchase HERE.




The halo headband worn as a belt

Posted on | Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 3 Comments

The flower halo I was working on previously as a belt with a pretty Kate Towers dress I've had for a few years. :)



Made this

Posted on | Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 9 Comments

Still working on it, but almost done...



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Hand dyed and painted silk flowers with vintage accents I'd been hoarding for a while. :)

Yipee!

Posted on | Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

Behold... all sorts of goodies from Benefit!!


photo coming!


I'm in girly heaven. These things make a plain girl very happy. :)
Thank you to a special bride, Emily!! Love it all!

Custom work

Posted on | Monday, May 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

I haven't had very much time to take on custom orders, but here are the last two custom requests for some very special brides. :)



These feathers were each hand dyed (remember these?) to create a colorful custom Flourish feather flower.



Custom silk flower made with hand dyed and stiched silk for a soft ivory finish.

Dress love...

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Photography: Elizabeth MessinaHeadband: twigs & honey
Hair/Makeup: Madeline Roosevelt
Dresses: On model: Ann Taylor, On dress form: vintage
location: Leftbank Annex
model: Skye Velten
backdrop: Drop it Modern

blogger's been acting up...

Posted on | Friday, May 13, 2011 | No Comments

Blogger's has been having issues... some posts and comments are having disappearing and reappearing acts. :P Hopefully, it will be fixed soon!

Thank you!

Posted on | Thursday, May 12, 2011 | 20 Comments


Thank you to all the great Twigs & Honey blog readers and fans out there. I truly appreciate all your support these last 3 years!

I really do love what I do. It is a ton of work and it means the world to me to hear all the sweet comments and read all your wonderful emails. :)

We're continuing to grow and evolve and it's been a great learning experience. We've added a couple production workers and have lots of new endeavors on the horizon.

I have one awkward thing to say in the midst of all this.
As a designer, I think it's common to find that imitation does not feel like flattery. Sometimes it is a few instances and other times, repeated offenses, but it can be frustrating when you feel like you're putting your heart and soul into your brand only to see it continually copied and emulated. Many times, it's minor and no big deal (you have to grow a pretty thick skin), but lately (the last year or two), there has been one other designer that continually replicates not only designs but branding, marketing, descriptors, logos, etc. I've had several other designers/individuals point it out to me so I know I'm not going nutty, but it is definitely disheartening. I think it is one thing to copy someones designs, but it takes it to a whole new level when all the branding is nearly identical. I could point out a plethora of examples, but I don't want to be too obvious. It is actually kind of creepy and makes me uncomfortable - that is, the extent of how far it has gone (common responses from moi - "WTF?" "Really?"). I personally find it very odd to try so hard to be exactly like another company. Why would you want to do that? I really don't know what one could achieve besides short term monetary gain. Ethically & personally - I think it is just wrong and unfruitful. That's just my opinion.

Long story short, the best I can do is always look forward and continue doing what I have been doing. As part of a continual effort toward making Twigs & Honey a unique and innovative brand, I've decided to do some revamping of the branding. I think it's time for a lovely facelift. A huge motivator is the aformentioned offending designer, but another big factor is to keep Twigs & Honey fresh and refined. I can't wait to unveil what we have in the works! Keep checking back for updates. Some new things in the next few months... bigger things over the next year and beyond!

Keep on keeping on! :)

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