Starry Garden Hat Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
You can turn a simple accessory into something dazzling with help from the right embellishments. Cynthia decorated this hat with sparkling Swarovski flatbacks and a Nunn Design lapel pin poised at the center of a fabric embellishment. Choose different flatbacks and other items to create a style all your own. Find more inspiration for decorating hats in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step one: Add super glue to the bezel of the Nunn Design antique silver-plated pewter mini circle lapel pin and fill with Miyuki 11/0 round seed beads in Duracoat galvanized dusty orchid. Allow to dry.
Step two: Add a fabric embellishment of your choice to the hat by either gluing or stitching it on. We chose a frilly white flower embellishment. Attach the lapel pin to the center of your embellishment.
Step three: Glue the Swarovski edelweiss flatbacks in Crystal and Crystal AB and the flatbacks in Crystal Scarabaeus Green to the brim of the hat using Gem-Tac adhesive. Try any pattern that suits your style. Allow to dry.
Estimated Time: 1 Hour Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tools & Supplies: Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 2 fl oz. (GEMTAC02) Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control .14oz (SUP-0542)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Mini Circle Lapel Pin (PIN-0002) Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Mini Circle Lapel Pin (PIN-0003) Swarovski 2826 5mm Rivoli Snowflake Flatback Crystal (2826-CRY5) Swarovski 2826 5mm Rivoli Snowflake Flatback Crystal AB (2826-CAB5)