I have a thing for garters. I don't know why. I always had one that coordinated with my prom dresses when I was in high school.
I decided that as each of my friends got married I would make them a custom garter for their wedding. And I did. When I got married I made my garter out of lace that was taken from my grandmother's wedding dress.
So, when I former classmate of mine posted on FaceBook that she needed someone to make a garter for her wedding in October, I volunteered.
She wanted something very nontraditional, leopard and black, but other than that I had free rein. Here is what I created. I love, but more importantly, the bride loves it too!
Black satin with a lace overlay. Leopard casing. Hand beaded flowers and tassel.