The new website + blog!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I have some very exciting news to share! The Percy Handmade website is now live and the blog has moved too!  It has been a labour of love that has been months in the making but I am so pleased to finally share it with you all.

All new blog posts will be updated on the new site so I would love it if you could add the new site to your favourites. I will be moving old posts across to the new site in the coming weeks so please bear with me while there's a bit of movement between the sites!

Thank you for your support and understanding! xx

tessa: petite navy sash

Monday, June 13, 2011

Navy blue is one of my favourite shades of blue. I haven't made many pieces for the shop in blue but there was something about this rich blue that I couldn't resist.

This petite sash is made from silk taffeta is dark blue with a matching double sided satin ribbon sash. The flower is 2.5" wide and is adorned with beautiful Swarovski pearls and crystals.

new silk blooms for the shop

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Behold! Some pretty new blooms for the shop! These gorgeous light and airy silk flowers have been handmade from silk habotai in diamond white and dark ivory with Swarovski pearl and crystal centres. Love!

a custom order for Brianna

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I am currently working with the sweetest client by the name of Brianna who contacted me about a custom larger Annika hair piece with long wispy ostrich feathers.  I love the larger sized blooms and the dramatic feather details and I think it would look so pretty in a romantic up-do! Thanks Brianna xx


Loren is the newest piece added to the shop. There are many more pieces that I need to photograph and upload but as I've been pretty time poorly lately, I'll be adding them slowly over the next few weeks.

Loren is handmade from silk dupioni and silk organza and is embellished with a beautiful pearl and rhinestone centre. As with all Percy flowers, every petal has been hand cut, formed and assembled.  I'll be adding similar flowers in different sizes and colours soon.

Annalise: lace and silk wrapped headband

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The newest piece in the shop is a gorgeous silk wrapped headband in off white tones. Annalise is a delicate and sweet addition to the bridal range and I love the gentle lace blossoms adorned with Swarovski pearls. Perfect for an outdoor wedding or an intimate engagement party!

Sweet Kylie

Two gorgeous photos came through from Kylie, wearing a Beatrice hair piece, and her adorable little boy.  These photos are so darn cute! Thank you Kylie for sharing them with me xx


Friday, June 3, 2011

Beautiful photos from the beautiful Ashley.  They are beyond gorgeous and I think she looks absolutely stunning. I am loving the Fleurette pins in her pretty up-do... I feel so honoured =)

Camille + Zoe

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Camille and Zoe are some of the newest pieces in the shop. Camille is too sweet for words... it's small, simple and oh so pretty. The silk organza and silky satin flower itself is 2.5" wide with some extra pretty tulle, feathers, velvet millinery leaves and rhinestone accents extending another 1.5"-2.5".  It's perfect for a bride looking for something subtle and beautiful.

Zoe is another special feather piece which I just adore. Soft ivory and pale gold tones featuring a bleached peacock feather and sweet duck feathers... and I mustn't forget, it's finished with a gorgeous rhinestone for an extra special finish.

I'll be working on some new feather pieces over the next few weeks. So many ideas floating around my head but not enough time to sit down and make it happen... but I'll keep you all posted with photos once they're complete! 

a custom order for stacy

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stacy is the one of the sweetest people around. I first came across Stacy in late 2009 when she first bought a flower from me and I have been so fortunate to have her continued support through numerous purchases since. I was so thrilled to hear from her again just recently and this time she had the most exciting news.... she was engaged! I jumped up and down when I heard her news and I was even more excited when she asked me to create a hair piece and sash for her big day.

As I wrote to Stacy just yesterday, while I love the creative freedom of custom work it can sometimes be both a blessing and curse. So much so that for Stacy's sash I ended up making her two to choose from because I just couldn't decide myself!

I thought I'd share some photos of the pieces because I love how they turned out xx

 Thank you Stacy for the inspiration behind these pieces!

pale pink silk tattered rose

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The other day I posted about a new flower in the shop by the name of Darcy. I loved the new bloom so much that I just had to create it again in a different colour. I love the sheer petals and the pretty Swarovski centres.... I also love the slightly frayed edges as I think it makes for a beautifully vintage-inspired piece. What can I say, I love it all!

I was really excited when I discovered pale pink silk dupioni and silk organza in my fabric collection the other day and I knew exactly what I would make with it.  And here it is...

Darcy can also be made in charcoal grey, dusty purple, deep magenta, black, white or ivory. If you'd like this silk flower made in a different colour please let me know and I'll see what I can do for you!

silk rosettes

So, you may have noticed my current obsession with silk dupioni and silk organza. And you'd be right, I adore them and I think they're a match made in heaven. The new pretties just added include Adelaide, a gorgeous triple blossom hair comb.... and Audrey and Emilie, flower girl/junior bridesmaids headbands with rosettes.  

I actually made these a little while ago but as I'm constantly time poor, they have been pushed to the side time and time again. I'm so glad I finally had a moment to photograph them and bring them to life! I hope you like xx

ADELAIDE - triple silk dupioni and silk organza rosettes - bridal hair comb

AUDREY - double silk dupioni rosettes - flower girl and junior bridesmaids headband

 EMILIE - sheer silk organza rosette - flower girl and junior bridesmaid headband

sheer delight

Monday, May 23, 2011

You may have noticed that there are some new pieces in the shop. I've been thinking about all things sheer for the past few weeks and I'm so pleased that I've had a moment to upload the new items to the shop. I have added some photos below of some of the new silk dupioni, silk organza and silk taffeta goodies with Swarovski crystal and pearl centres. I'll be adding some more pieces next weekend!

DARCY white or ivory silk organza and silk dupioni with tattered petals, Swarvoski centre

TAHLIA white or ivory silk organza and silk dupioni with Swarovski crystals, pearls and feathers

SIENNA double silk organza and silk dupioni blooms with Swarovski centres

for the flower girl...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I have been promising to add some new pieces to the shop for all the flower girls out there.  These little beauties make my heart sing... I just love them to bits and pieces.

As with all Percy pieces, the embellishments have been securely attached but just as a precaution, I do recommend that young children who wear these pieces are supervised while wearing them because they do contain small parts.  Now that disclaimer is out of the way, take a peek below!

I had a few piece to photograph this afternoon and managed to fit them all into the shot below. The pieces pictured below are the little beauties from the flower girl collection as well as some gorgeous silk organza and silk dupion bridal flowers with Swarovski centres.

Em, sweet Em

Monday, May 16, 2011

Maybe it's because I rarely leave the city, but I love the idea of a country wedding. I love the idea of the relaxed country atmosphere, intimate gatherings in wide open spaces and knowing that something very special is happening very far away amongst very close friends and family.

I also adore Em who has been so wonderful to work with and so kind with her praises. She sent me some beautiful photographs from her wedding today that I must share with you all. Her photographer on the day was Matt and Katie Photographers and my gosh, did they do an exceptional job! You can view the photographs on their blog here and I have added some of their images below too. Thank you Em xx

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