Kaleidoscope Garden

  • Description:

    Fabric-Free Swarovski Crystal Beaded Ensemble

  • Designed by:

    Gail Be, American, United States, 2004

  • Materials Used:

    This entire skirt and halter duet and all matching accessories are made from over 5,000 vintage and modern Swarovski crystal beads and gold findings. It took me over 8 months to create, weighs 17 pounds and contains no even one stitch of fabric.

  • Fashion Facts:

    The hundreds and hundreds of hours it took to wire these flowers together really took a toll on my hands. Once I completed this ensemble I had to go to intense physical therapy three times a week for five months due to the severe muscle spasms that were caused by working on this dress. I always keep a great attitude because I know to be a great artist, like a great athlete there is always a physical price to be paid when you are completing at a world class level.

  • Designer Insider:

    I grew up cutting hundreds of thousands of flowers each summer. Mother Nature showed me that there is no such thing as a "color clash" and I went out to prove this fact in this design. Even with over dozens of different colors combined so close together they look gorgeous. Once again proving how life imitates nature.

  • History:

    The flowers of this dress were all made from over 70 colors of modern Swarovski crystal from Austria. But the very special beads I used to weave the flowers together are all vintage Swarovski. To prove their authenticity, I have the honor of taking them directly from their original D.S. and company logoed boxes. They are being worn for the very first time in this seventeen-pound, breathtaking creation.

Contact Us

Gail Be Designs
7459 Cahill Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55439

Phone: 952.903.0220
Fax: 952.903.9449
Email: gailbe@mail.com

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