I’m working on a new hat.
It’s basically the one thing I’ve got going on that doesn’t stress me out and helps to relax me.
Unlike thoughts about the direction our nation is headed in.
This hat I’m designing for a man but it could be a unisex hat.
It’s black and silver.
First of all I just have to say, I love taking a Chinese military hat which in my mind represents communism and conformity, and turning it into a something one-of-a-kind and creative.
I used 5 types of black ribbon (satin, grosgrain, velvet, glitter, and sequin) to create a texturized look to the background of the hat.
I love playing with multi media.
Then I popped a piece of black sequin fabric on the brim of the hat and secured it with some silver Mardi Gras beads.
It gives me great pleasure to recycle my friend Marina’s Mardi Gras beads for use on my hats. I hope all her great party spirit is infused in those necklaces!
And finally, I wrapped a piece of wide black pyramid ribbon around the crown of the hat, to give it even more texture.