This lush hat is inspired by the heavily embroidered caplets that were worn by Elizabethan noblewomen at Royal Court.
I braid my own cords from yarn or soutache, and lay it freehand over the crown, adding beads and found objects to embellish my design. The process generally takes 8-10 hours.
These are truly one-of-a-kind pieces that are seldom planned out, but are always inspired. After making one for myself covered in jadeites, it became my signature piece and my company logo for several years.