Tropical Touch Hatband Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
You'll love adding a little more to your favorite hats with the right supplies. Cynthia used a colorful silk ribbon wrap to bring a Tropical Touch to one of her favorite gardening hats. You can even bring some sparkle by adding Swarovski flatbacks to the ends of the ribbon. With the right embellishments, this everyday essential is now ready for the beach! You can find more inspiration for decorating your hats in this Artbeads Cafe.
Step one: Glue the Swarovski 8mm starlet flatbacks in Crystal Paradise Shine and the Swarovski flatbacks in Crystal Scarabaeus Green onto the ends of the hand-dyed high tide turquoise, lime and light mocha super silk wrap with dark turquoise edges using Gem-Tac adhesive. Allow to dry.
Step two: Wrap the silk around the hat of your choice and tie it so the embellished ends are on display.
Tools & Supplies: Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 2 fl oz. (GEMTAC02)
List of Components: Hand-Dyed High Tide Turquoise, Lime and Light Mocha Super Silk Wrap with Dark Turquoise Edges (SILK0022, qty 1) Swarovski 2494 8mm Starlet Flatback Crystal Paradise Shine (2494-CPS8, qty 10) Swarovski 2088 SS16 Xirius Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Scarabaeus Green (2088-SCGR16, qty 36)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Hand-Dyed Om My Gray, Blue and Light Taupe Super Silk Wrap with Light Blue Edges (SILK0020) Hand-Dyed Mango Blend, Orange and Pink Super Silk Wrap with Orange Edges (SILK0024) Swarovski 2494 8mm Starlet Flatback Crystal AB (2494-CAB8) Swarovski 2088 SS16 Xirius Rose Flatback Siam Shimmer (2088-SIAS16) Swarovski 2088 SS16 Xirius Rose Flatback Crystal Paradise Shine (2088-CPS16)