Luxury handfasting cords, sashes, crowns, bouquets...

BindingTies is taking a short break.

For personal reasons I will be taking a short break from Etsy. You can still contact me to discuss custom work but I will not be shipping orders or taking on commissions with a due date prior to December 2014.

My apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your interest in my creations.

Kind regards and best wishes.

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Much of my time is spent working on custom handfasting cords so the stock in my store isn't changing very much. If you'd like to see some of the finished creations, take a look at my Facebook page where I often show completed custom orders, and if you're looking for something particular but dont see it, please contact me and we can chat about your requirements :-)

In early 2012 I started Binding Ties, making luxury handfasting cords. Since then, my range has expanded to include all manner of other gorgeous creations - in a nutshell, I love making lovely things! So if you like the style of what I create but cant see what you're looking for, just let me know - I'm happy to try something new, and love a challenge :-)

Already available is a range of luxury handfasting cords, braided belts, garters, floral crowns, rustic bouquets, dress sashes, unusual hair combs and hair bands - you've come to the right place if you're looking for something unique and made to last :-)

If you cant see exactly what you're after, let me know - made to measure and custom colours are a speciality :-)

As a bit of background, handfasting cords are part of an ancient Celtic wedding tradition, and the origin of the phrase 'tying the knot'.

I create high quality, luxury handfasting cords, as individual and as unique as you and your special day. Cords can be created from satin, silk, velvet, ribbon, lace, or elaborate braiding, or made using more 'natural', earthy elements such as leather, suede and cotton. I only use the finest elements, no cheap plastic beads or unravelling cords, and the ends of all strands are either treated to prevent fraying, or fixed into decorative caps which allow for further embellishment. You may only use your cords for one day, but I make them so they last a lifetime.

Each cord comprises a number of individual strands, and at both ends of every strand is usually a decorative element. These embellishments are handmade and each of these are unique, often incorporating such features as wire wrapped beads, gemstones and swarovski crystals. They can also be made from wood or antler or terracotta, glass or metal or fabric.

Cords can be created for weddings as well as anniversaries, engagements, vow renewal ceremonies, or committment ceremonies. Colours and charms can be selected to match the scheme of your day, or can combine elements that are personal to you and your partner.

All cords are delivered to you wrapped in tissue paper, in heavyweight, ivory card keepsake boxes..

Handmade custom keepsake boxes are also available, each decorated to complement and enhance the handfasting cord.

In addition to handfasting cords, I also offer a range of complimentary creations, from garters to elaborate crowns, braided belts to matching jewellery. So if you like the style of what I create but dont see a particular product you're looking for, contact me - I love a challenge and am always looking to stretch my wings :-)


This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.