This lush hat is inspired by the heavily embroidered caplets that were worn by Elizabethan noblewomen at Royal Court. I haven't been to Great Britain yet, this hat is inspired by my historical studies.
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 can take up to 8 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 celedon cords and jadeites of the same color, it became my signature piece and my company logo for several years.