Friday, November 2, 2012

does anyone still wear a hat?

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?
and
3)  God bless you, Glossy Accents.  You hold like a mother.


-kory

10 comments:

  1. Blimey there's not end to your creative talents Kory. Glad to find you love making them cos I'd certainly love to see more examples in the future. i bet there's some fantastically quirky designs just waiting to be made by your fair hands. Pxx

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  2. WOW That is one awesome hat Kory! I have a lot of red or purple hats that I bought when I was really active in the Red Hat Society. I have thought about 'doctoring' them up and making them my own too. You know if you don't use your bits more you lose them as you age!!!

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  3. LOL You always make me laugh.. THANK YOU!!! And this hat is AWESOME!!! I LOVE it!!! Amazing work!

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  4. Really aswesome... I like the clock and wheels cuts on the hat very interesting.

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  5. This is awesome! Love it! :)

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  6. Kory, you are so creative! Great job!!

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  7. I have a THING about hats! I think I might need to investigate a fascinator now to turn into something like this, then I need to create an event to wear it to!

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  8. Wow, that is absolutely crazy awesome!!!! :) Love it!

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