I have taken my hand at a new craft,
the creation of Fascinators!!!
I am not new to the hat world.
I have worn several of them.
However, I’ve never made one. LOL, honestly, I do not foresee that.
But, may it be said that I enjoy a good brim when possible.
However in a world that is known for its continuous change…
change I must!
Hello you Fascinator, you!!
With consideration of the current facts:
~It is July…
~My intentions were to dress to a point that supported a headpiece…
~Have I mentioned the desire of change???
I shopped around online, on Etsy.
I liked the images shown by many vendors, but the prices were not friendly.
The ranges were $300 to $400 dollars.
When I found a store that had decent pricing to me, I ordered three.
My initial thoughts were to edit the headpiece
once they arrived to make them of my vision.
I do not prefer to talk negative about another’s business.
Let’s just say, the items received did not compare to the images shown.
That was a complete waste.
I prayed, asked for guidance and the “know how” to complete this task.
I got up purchased items that I thought I’d need to make my fascinators.
My first creation, “The Madridian Butterfly”
(the black, multi-colored butterfly), came to me quite easily.
I knew that I wanted to frame my crown.
I had my pumps first, I purchased butterflies
that pulled from the various colors in the heels.
I enjoy a modest amount of DRAMA!!
I added height and in true COGIC Girl style,
crystals were also added here and there to better catch light.
I am a perfectionist!!!
Even if it was my first time,
I never want to appear as if it was my first time.
I made many tweaks and modifications,
asking Jeff his thoughts throughout the process
until you have what you see now.
This headpiece was very secure and sturdy.
LOL… I performed a praise test!
For the sake of a few people who may bump you
while crossing in service I added a few bobby pins for good measure.
Now Glams, I was totally geeked!
I took my time and days later moved to the next fascinator.
Jeff actually helped in selecting the flowers types used.
I saw the material that Mr. Gege planned on using to create my dress.
But I had no idea of his actual design.
That did not worry me, I knew everything would come together.
I just needed to focus.
My pumps, like the last time I had those,
I heavily considered them in my construction.
They were mesh crystal strassed heels.
The crystal had an iridescent hue, formally known as “Crystal A/B.”
I knew going a neutral route with slight color pops would be ideal.
I was a bit challenged in securing the petals,
I hand sewed, wired, and hot glued them into place.
After my hand went to the plow and Jeff’s supportive thoughts,
I was able to attach the florals.
I adhered several Crystal A/B’s on the entire fascinator.
She has to sparkle!!!
I named this piece, “The English Meadow.”
Due to the construction, I added a lining to better assist in the support with bobby pins.
All in all, I enjoyed this craft time.
I was able to share it with my Love.
Each fascinator received rave reviews!!
Most could not believe that I made them.
The take away from this, never settle on yourself,
you could be discovering a hidden gift!
Just embrace your grace place, as Donald Lawrence so perfectly says it!
Until next time,