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Gail Bell

Jewellery workshops

jewellery workshop


Rocks for Frocks are now holding regular jewellery workshops, where you can learn a new skill in a fun and informal setting.

Classes have a maximum of 10 people, ensuring step by step tuition.  All materials and tools are provided and you will be able to take home a finished piece of jewellery.

Our classes are structured to be challenging but doable.  We are hoping you will be pleased with what you can achieve and learn a new skill which you can use at home.

Our workshops are held at Vault, Liverpool which is a wonderful cafe bar.  The workshops include a slice of cake and a drink or you have the change to upgrade to a delicious afternoon tea.  Vault has a full bar service too with amazing cocktails.

Workshops can also be tailored to suit a group, so it would suit a group of friends wanting to have a fun activity or a hen night.  Workshops can also come to you.



The first workshop was the sterling silver hoop earring class.

The hoops were all made from scratch with practise  hoops in silver plated wire and then the finished pieces in sterling silver, complete with making ear wires and wrapping the hoops in semi precious stones.


£40 with coffee and cake

£50 with afternoon tea

Rocks for Frocks are on the Style Card

Lifestylelove Liverpool girls have featured us on their blog and we are official members of the style card which will give you a 15% discount on our products


I’m delighted to welcome Rocks for Frocks to The Style Card. Rocks for Frocks create extraordinary wedding headpieces and jewellery exclusively for brides both online and at their flagship boutique in Liverpool.

The new studio

Lockdown and covid has brought huge changes for us all. The biggest change has been working from home instead of at the shop. I always enjoyed having the shop but it was a huge commitment in time and money. Having enforced time at home has made me realise how nice it was to work at my own pace, not to have to work strict hours and sit in traffic.

So after much consideration I have made a BIG decision to relocate to a studio in my house. I have a separate floor for the studio, away from the rest of the house with double doors onto the garden and can control full cleanliness and capacity to ensure everyone will stay safe.

Everything will stay the same, it’s just a relocation and shift in work/life balance. I will be opening the doors from June 17th and working by appointment only.

We really appreciate all of your continued support and are looking forward to the next chapter of Rocks for Frocks. Check back for more information to follow. 

Wedding Fairs Spring 2018

We are exhibiting at 2 of the biggest fairs in the North West so far this spring. The Liverpool Wedding Show at the Exhibition  Centre Liverpool waterfront on January 20th and 21st

Then at The National Wedding Show which is at Event city Manchester on 10/11 March.

I usually have free tickets for these shows, so message me if you want them!!

As usual we will have the new collection available to try on and there will be 10% off all orders.

Looking forward to meeting everyone at these two great shows which are fabulous for planning your big day, with so many amazing suppliers, catwalk shows and demonstrations.


Autumn wedding fairs

This Autumn we have 2 wedding fairs booked in so far

The Venue bridal show Liverpool

The Venue at The Liver Buildings

The Bridal shows new venue, The Venue at the Liver Buildings.  So excited to be at this new show at the Iconic Liver Buildings and the fabulous space for weddings.

Its a free entry show and our new collection plus Rocks For Frocks favourites will be on show for you to try.

The Liverpool Wedding Show

The biggest and best show in Liverpool, its Bliss wedding shows Liverpool show, a two day even on the 9th and 10th September

As usual we will have a big stand set up with all of our pieces.  Visit the stand for styling advice at the dressing table, bring your dress pics and hair thoughts and we will help with all your accessories.

10% off all orders on the day too.

Free tickets for the Liverpool Show

I have a few free tickets for the Liverpool show, first come, first served, must be collected from the shop before the weekend of the show

Real Bride Leanne

pearl and crystal wedding hairvine on real bride

Our real bride Leanne sent us some pictures of her wedding last year wearing our Fleur headpiece.  We love her style, wearing her halo high on her forehead with a loose pinned up do, which is all complimented with her Chelsey earrings.

Leanne says –

I got married last May and have been meaning to send you a picture of the beautiful Fleur Halo and earrings you made for my wedding day but have never got round to it until today! I received so many lovely comments on the day and I felt so beautiful wearing it so thank you.

My sister, Emma, has also ordered a headpiece for her wedding and I can’t wait to see her wearing it on her wedding day.

Kind regards

Ordering a bespoke piece

Sewing a bespoke wedding headpiece

Ordering a bespoke headpiece or piece of jewellery is quite an easy process.  The best way to do it is to book a consultation with us at our studio but we can also design pieces by email or messenger.

Most bespoke orders are discussed with Gail who is the owner and designer at Rock For Frocks.  We sit down together and look at your dress, your hair style, your wedding style and venue.

Sometimes it can be as simple as a colour or size change on an existing piece or it can be a whole new design.

We usually start by trying pieces that we have in the shop to see which piece suits you best and which elements of the pieces that you prefer.  In most cases we can lay out the design with stones and crystals so you can see what it will look like.

Once the design is agreed, we will send you stage photos of it or you are very welcome to call in to see how it is going.  You can at these stages make changes to the design.

All of our bespoke orders will be given guide price at the consultation and to order a 50% deposit is needed.  The balance will be due when it is finished.

A bespoke piece from consultation to fitting

Its not unusual for a bride to bring her dress to a consultation, we can try pieces and colours against it and work together to get the perfect fit.  This bride was having a wedding in Ibiza and wanted a boho look to compliment her beautiful beaded dress.  We created a hand beaded full Cheryl style headpiece and a matching belt appliqué. This look did require a full fitting to get the headpiece to fit perfectly and we sewed on the appliqué to the belt.

Bespoke headpiece and jewellery from the brides family pearls

Our bride came into her consultation with broken family pearls and pearls that she had sourced in a vintage shop.  We worked together to create a double sided hand beaded headpiece and bracelets for herself and the bridesmaids using new pieces from our design combined with the old pearls.

Hand beaded dress straps

Our bride wanted some statement straps to add to her dress for the evening and really loved our Cheryl 10 headpiece so wanted the design based on it.  The straps were made to measure and the beading kept to the same design.  The seamstress who was doing her alterations on the dress fitted them for her.

The National Wedding Show Manchester

Saturday and Sunday

10th and 11th March 2017

Stand A51


Come and see us at the National Wedding Show Manchester, at Event city by the Trafford Centre

We are exhibiting with our new collection for 2017

Order with us at the show and you can get 10% off everything you order.



Some of our new pieces

Come and meet our team where we can discuss your headpiece requirements, bespoke orders and chat over ideas and styling.

Sit at our dressing table and try as many headpieces as you like

I do still have a few complimentary tickets available so contact me on gail@rocksforfrocks.co.uk for your free ticket.


How to choose your headpiece

Choosing your headpiece can sometimes be as stressful as choosing your dress  I have brides who come into the shop really worrying about it, is it too much? is it going to work with the dress? Can I wear a veil?

When you come in, we will make the process painless, easy and most of all fun.

I don't know how I'm having my hair

One of the biggest questions is, I don’t know what to do with my hair.  I work with a lot of wedding hairdressers and they all say the same thing to me, get your headpiece first and then take it to the trial.

Your headpiece is on every photograph, on your video, everyone sees it.  I think your headpiece, hair and make up is a major part of your wedding.  Most of all you, just love the piece you pick and everything else will fall into place.

At our studio, we can look at your dress, what type of hair you have and ask about your wedding and what type of headpiece that you had thought of.  A lot of brides say they have no idea to this question, which is great, we can start with a blank canvas and just work through the options.  We will show you different types of headpieces and show you how to wear them properly.  Most of our pieces have the same design in different options, so it could be a large side headpiece, small side piece, a tiara or a hairvine.  One you start trying them on and we show you how to put them in the hair correctly, you will see how easy it is to start to think of how your hair would go with it.

Of course some brides come in with a definite hairstyle in mind and we can advise what would work with it, make sure that it would stay insecurely and look great from all angles.

How to wear your headpiece

Our hairbands are shaped to fit your head and wrapped in your hair colour so that you don’t see the band.  We show you how to place the headpiece in, usually at a slight angle, this makes the headpiece sit better in your hair and also makes it much more comfortable to wear.  Your wedding day is a long day and you don’t want to be worrying about your headpiece, just have it put in properly and go and enjoy your day.  Hairvines are pinned into place or held with a ribbon and are really easy and comfortable to wear.  Tiaras generally sit in the same place every time, just in front of wherever the volume starts in your hair.

Same hairstyle - different headpieces

Now the tricky question - The Veil

The Veil! Brides do get in a stress about veils.  Headpieces and veils are a match made in bridal heaven.  So many girls think you can only have one or the other, absolutely not!  A veil in general sits somewhere on the back of your head, depending on your hairstyle and veil type.  If you want a low bun and your veil to sit under just make sure you pick a lightweight veil that will go with your dress.  A cathedral veil really has to sit on the crown of your head or just to the back, to allow for the weight and so that it doesn’t pull on your hair.

Your headpiece will usually sit more to the front so the two never meet.  You can also have a headpiece at the back of your head and have the veil go either over it completely so it is just seen through the veil, which is a lovely look, especially as you go up the aisle.  If you want something to go over the veil comb, the rule of thumb is, it has to be wider than the veil.

Wedding fair and accessory demonstration Cranage Hall

Cranage Hall

Sunday 26th February 2017
11.30am – 4pm

We will be exhibiting at this lovely venue in Cheshire together with the fabulous Bridal hair and make up of Cheshire.

On the day we will be having hair and make up demonstrations and Rocks For Frocks will be showing you how to wear different hair accessories, such a great idea, so much more than a normal wedding fair

We will be bringing all of the new 2017 collection for you to try.  We will offer one to one consultations on the day, so bring your dress pics and hair ideas.

At Cranage Estate wedding showcase, you’ll also have the chance to see the function space dressed for the occasion, meet the wedding team and a range of recommended suppliers, and try some food and drink. Entry is free.

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