A few days ago, the lovely lady who worked on the recent production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH with me posted on Facebook- looking for ideas on what to wear to a semi-formal steampunk themed masquerade birthday party. A party happening this Saturday night. My mind immediately sparked up- I've got gears and clocks and assorted bits shooting out my @$$!
I know what you're thinking- lovely language, Kory- but isn't this supposed to be a craft blog?
I offered to help and instanly thought A FASCINATOR!
She delivered a 'mini-bowler hat' that she found at a costume shop and I dragged out anything that looked appropriately steamy.
And here's what I came up with:
I cut the gears with the Tim Holtz GADGET GEARS die to use as a base- I embossed them with some aged copper embossing powder, then layered clock faces, game spinners, some random gear charms and a metal hand from my 'embellishment bin.' I made spirals of copper wire by twisting it around pencils then stretching it out a bit...
I even sewed a new trim around the brim of the hat. It's a nice lookin' trim, ain't it? Would you guess I found it for 1.00 in a bin at Michaels?
I've discovered a few things while making this hat:
1) I LOVE making hats.
2) I need to use my metal bits more- there's no sense hoarding them in their little labeled bins, is there?
3) God bless you, Glossy Accents. You hold like a mother.