Two different hats that have been whisked away from the shop this week. One a navy blue bell hop with navy veil, ruby silk petals and smokey blue crystals, and the other a button hat a with pink and orange silk
flower and a delicately wired trim.
Silk can be hand stiffened to different degrees so that you can then heat it and shape it into many shapes.
There are flower irons which will replicate a particular flower petal but I prefer to make mine a little more organic in their finished look.
Both ladies were tickled pink when they took the lid off their hat boxes. I always leave the lid on.. love a little drama.!