Wonky Top Hat


Here is a hat I finished recently for a customer on Etsy!

She had seen the Atlantis Top Hat on Pinterest and wanted something similar for her Steampunk Mermaid Halloween outfit. It is not identical to the Atlantis hat, because I never make two hats that look precisely alike, but there are some strong similarities. 

This one is made with darker shades of blues and greens that shimmer wonderfully under the light and it is decorated with real seashells, antique brass netting, rivets, beads, and pearls. Also featured is a medium sized brass octopus that is holding one of the smaller pearls in his tentacle. Because it is so heavy, I was asked to mount it on a headband so I covered that in the same blue silk I had used on the hat. 

I am really pleased with how it turned out! I hope you will like it too. :)

And if you are interested in a Custom Hat of your own, just contact me on Etsy, Facebook, Tumblr, or via email. :)

I’m working on my Elder Scrolls and Nine Divines inspired hats and building a tower with them on my desk as I go along. ;)

At the very top is Akatosh in dark, dark blue and gold, which is not as near completion as the others. Then comes Dibella in gold, purple and pink. And at the bottom is Zenithar in browns on the left and Talos in frosty green, beige and purple on the right.

I made a thing!

Someone at the Steampunk convention came to my table and got me talking about hat-shaped christmas tree ornaments and since then I haven’t been able to get the idea out of my head so I made one! 
It’s not done yet, it still needs decorations, but I think it’s very cute already. I made this one in white because I usually decorate my tree with white and silver, but I might make more in more colors soon. 

What colors do you usually stick to when decorating your house and/or tree for Christmas?

If people are interested, I might also make some of these to sell. :)