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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

From Garter Designer to Roller Derby Nursing Student!

It's hard to believe it's been been  5 years since I made Kendra Wilkinson's Garter.   Ha!  and I thought I was going to become the garter maker of the stars back then  LOLOL

Style 01 with Monogram upgrade added on.  


I don't even enjoy making garters any longer.   It's amazing how live takes different turns.   Going back to college to become a Nurse and skating in Roller Derby are the two main objects of my interest and attention.  There is so much to be done and so little time to get it all done!

Come check out my Roller Derby page, here.   April and May were my first two official games.   I'll be playing in our tournament in August.   it's a BLAST!   I wouldn't go back to full time garter making unless I got a million bucks to do it  LOL  




9 Minute Clip of my 2nd game ever -   I'm the one in red with the star on my helmet  (AKA the Jammer).   The star means that person is the Jammer, the one attempting to make points for their team by passing the players of the opposite team.  So the objective for all the other players is to STOP that Jammer!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

UCLA BRUINS Inspired wedding garter

Tammy was thinking of her soon to be hubby when she placed her order for this UCLA Bruins inspired beauty at the beginning of this year.  She wanted to incorporate a little glitz with a dozen Swarovski Crystals along with specially personalized names and date on the inside of the back.  Having the personalization on the inside of the back lets it all show when it is laying flat on display in her shadow box.  

Below the team name, is a small gold plated football charm.   It's perfect.  

UCLA BRUINS garter and toss for sports themed wedding
Style 01 garters  -  thin and wider versions.
names and date and  custom embroidered sports name along with the Dozen crystals are all extras which add to the value of the garter.  They can be added on for the appropriate charge.  

Friday, March 14, 2014

Mothers Veil Turned Luxury Custom Garter

REASON To KEEP Your garter!      It's made from your Mom's Wedding Veil.

This is a Specialty custom garter request!  

I love making garters that are ultra sentimental.  The garter shown below was created using the sheer tulle and faux pearls from brides mom's veil.  Pearls from veil were hand sewn into a decorative cluster to embellish the bows.  

The first image below is the veil BEFORE it was cut and reassembled into parts for a beautiful custom garter.

Mother of the brides veil.  Brides mother sent the veil to me so I could incorporate parts of it into the creation of her daughters garter.  I used the beaded tulle with the lace ruffled and many of her faux pearls were made into a cluster.

Names and Date are embroidered on the satin band.  This garter will be a family heirloom for generations to come!  

Mother of the brides veil garter.  Brides's mother sent the veil to me so I could incorporate parts of it into the creation of her daughters garter.  I used the beaded tulle with the lace ruffled an many of her faux pearl were made into a cluster.  Crystal and beading clusters vary in cost.  Aprox. $20.00 to $40.00 depending on the amount of beads and or crystals used.

Crystal and beading clusters vary in cost.  Aprox. $20.00 to $40.00 depending on the amount of beads and or crystals used.    Crystal and beading clusters vary in cost.  Aprox. $20.00 to $40.00 depending on the amount of beads and or crystals used.

Specialty Custom Garter created using the tulle and faux pearls from the brides mother's veil.

hand sewn faulx pearl cluster.  Crystal and beading clusters vary from $20 to $40.

Specialty custom garter created using the tulle and faux pearls from brides mom's veil.  Pearls from veil were hand sewn into a decorative cluster to embellish the bows.  Hand sewn crystals or beading clusters start at $20.00 each and up.

Specialty custom garter created using the tulle and faux pearls from brides mom's veil.  Pearls from veil were hand sewn into a decorative cluster to embellish the bows.  Hand sewn crystals or beading clusters start at $20.00 each and up.

Specialty custom garter created using the tulle and faux pearls from brides mom's veil.  Pearls from veil were hand sewn into a decorative cluster to embellish the bows.  Hand sewn crystals or beading clusters start at $20.00 each and up.

Specialty custom garter created using the tulle and faux pearls from brides mom's veil.  Pearls from veil were hand sewn into a decorative cluster to embellish the bows.  Hand sewn crystals or beading clusters start at $20.00 each and up.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow Leopard Garter

Sexy and sweet.  The white and black snow leopard Snow tiger print is a great choice for that wild gal.

black and white leopard garter
Style 04 custom garter -  Order yours here. 

white tiger and leopard print fabric with black and white

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Racing garters - THE THOMPSON'S LOVED THEM!

blue and orange racing garter -  Thompsons Racing - #55
click to see large images.
 Hello Victoria, 

blue and orange racing garter -  Thompsons Racing - #55 with toss garter       Hope all has been well with you in this new year. As promised I am sending you some photos to add to your blog from our wedding. I have attached some pictures for you to share. Again thank you so much for adding a very special touch to our wedding for my husband to share in the day. It was truly an honor to wear something so perfect for him, and my husband loved it.. 

I hope the pictures I sent are good enough. I will have more coming from my other photographer, if I see any they may have captured that are even better I will be sure to send them to you. 

Please send me a copy of the link if you can and I will be glad to post to my facebook. (Your wed page link on my facebook is my next job after sending you this email)   

 Have a great night and thank you again so much!!! 

THE THOMPSON'S LOVED THEM!!!! 


Also see Tyna's original Testimonial, her very first impression of her garters when she received them. 






Some clients make my job into something are really enjoy doing!   It was a complete pleasure to work with Tyna. I wish only the best love and happiness for her and her new hubby :)



If you are One of Victoria Joanne's wonderful Clients - Please send in some of YOUR Wedding pix to be shown off here!! Don't forget to include a "Bride with her Garter" Photo as well.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Garters, Books and Derby Wheels

So much is happening in the world of Victoria Joanne.  I have been branching out from just being the garter designer!

In September I started back to college full time.   I will be going for my Nursing Degree.  I would like to first get my RN status and then eventually work towards a possible Nurse Practitioner career.   As if this is not enough of a challenge I have also been skating for a roller derby team!

It is SOOO much fun!  LOVE It.   great exercise and lots of great people to meet.   Check out my Roller derby page and LIKE it.  Also,there is Derby ALL over the world -  Watch the video at the link below and see if it's something you would like to do.  if so - go out there and MAKE  IT HAPPEN.   I did - you can too.


Monday, January 6, 2014

TROUBLE - the Garter!

Not sure if she's trouble or not but  Here garter says she is!   ;)

Here's a song dedicated to my Client!  Shes Trouble Yo!    When you see her coming down the street, then you know it's time to go  ;)


Trouble garter -  antique blue with orange letters and swarovski crystals.
Style 01 custom garter with embroidery personalized lettering added on and 2 doz. Swarovski crystals.  

Trouble garter -  antique blue with orange letters and swarovski crystals.

Trouble garter -  antique blue with orange letters and swarovski crystals.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Precious Hello Kitty garter

Spotlight on the kitty.   Here is one of my custom wedding garters featuring the adorable Hello Kitty blue / pink satin fabric.   My client wanted shades of lavender and purple to be accenting it.  So the ribbons and the personalized lettering was embroidered in lavender/purple.  

You can have a custom garter too.  Go to the Custom Wedding Garters website and search for any theme you want.  Just leave out the word "garter"  it will bring up everything on the site  ;)


Hello kitty wedding garter with personalized lettering embroidered onto the satin band.

Hello kitty wedding garter with personalized lettering embroidered onto the satin band.

Hello kitty wedding garter with personalized lettering embroidered onto the satin band.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thompson Racing Wedding Garter



Dear Victoria @ Custom Wedding Garters, I received my garters today and I want to say that they are SO MUCH more the I expected, it brought tears to my eyes.. They are so BEAUTIFUL. Just by my few notes I gave you in my order, you took it and knew just what I wanted and more. I couldnt have imagined them any better, I CAN NOT thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into making them. I couldn't have pick a better place to purchase my garters from.. It was definitely money well spent, and will be something that my future husband will cherish. (I am almost positive it will now be his lucky charm in his race car) These are a surprise for Billy, and I am so excited for them I don't think I can wait! I will be letting everyone I know who is getting married or looking for a garter for any occasion about your services.. Again thank you SO SO SO MUCH...  I will be glad to share photo's w/ you. Anything to help you in your business, it is surely one I would give 100 stars to! I will post some photos to you and where ever you wish me to add. Be looking for them after January 11th. Thanks again and best wishes to you as well! 

Tyna ~ Delaware


Thank you For your Testimonial Tyna!!  It was a huge pleasure and privilege to have you as one of my clients.  :)
Sincerely,
Victoria Joanne 


  

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Royal Bling with Purple Black and Silver

Absolutely beautiful!  Need I say more?   


Purple, black, silver custom wedding garters with Crystal embellishments
Purple Satin band with Black lace under-laid with metallic silver.
Beautiful crystal decorations specially ordered and shipped to me by my client.
Top:  Style 04  (plus Extra $ for Bling)
Bottom: Style 03  (plus Extra $ for Bling)

Purple, black, silver custom wedding garters with Crystal embellishments
Purple Satin band with Black lace under-laid with metallic silver.
Beautiful crystal decorations specially ordered and shipped to me by my client.
Top:  Style 04  (plus Extra $ for Bling)
Bottom: Style 03  (plus Extra $ for Bling)




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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mothers Wedding Dress to Garter Highlight

REASON To KEEP your Garter!  ~ it's made from your mom's wedding dress.

A Custom Garter Order Highlight.  With a couple excerpts from client:

Original inspiration:
lux double ruffle garter with ivory and white and rose colors
Lux double ruffle garter
Jackie's daughters garter was based on the Lux double ruffle garter shown to the left.  It had two layers of lace with some hand-sewn Swarovski Crystals and faux pearls.

Jackie wanted to have a garter based on this concept but using HER wedding dress as much as possible.

Jackie:  "I just shipped my dress material overnight to you, it will be there tomorrow.  I included some organza, lace and beading that was on my dress please use as you see fit.  Some of the embroidery/lace is yellowing because its so old but I would still like to use a little it will mean so much to my daughter.  I love your ideas for the monogram and date on the inside back that sounds perfect. Let's do it.  Thank you soooo much for doing this for me it means so much."

I got to work on her custom wedding garter request and it came out stunning.  Please see the pix below.

wedding dress materials used in making wedding garter

ivory and white custom wedding garter made from mothers wedding dress material.

ivory and white custom wedding garter made from mothers wedding dress material.


Jackie:  "Hi - I just received the garter!!!!  It is so beautiful and perfect.  It is even more special than I had imagined.  Thank you for using the pieces of my dress to make it so special for my daughter - she will absolutely love it.  And I can't thank you enough for doing it so quickly. Thank you!!!  
                                     Jackie ~ Wisconsin


Monogrammed custom wedding garter made from mothers wedding dress material.

ivory and white custom wedding garter with a monogram.  Made from mothers wedding dress material.

custom wedding garter in white and ivory and blue  mongram.

monogrammed wedding garter made from wedding dress fabric and lace

Swarovski crystal wedding garter made from mothers wedding dress and lace

ivory and white custom wedding garter with crystals and faux pearls, made from mothers wedding dress material.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Ten Minas Project - thank you

Well today is the day -  we hand in our donations for the Ten Minas Project.  

I can't help but feel somewhat disapointed... but I guess it's because I had such high hopes with  my original goal of raising $1000.   I only have $80 to hand in.   

I'm tempted to feel like a failure.  But I will be grateful that I do have something to return.  I started off with $10 and handing in $80 -  so that's $70 that wasn't there originally.

It shall be interesting to see how much total the church has raised.   


Thank you to all the generous clients who gave of their own money to help the needy and those who are struggling with difficulty in their lives.   God knows what you have done and will surely bless you for it.