I don't do fashion. I am fashion.
- Coco Chanel
Do you hear that clinking sound? That is the delicate clink of porcelain tea cups heard round the globe in celebration of the Up-Cycled Rainbow Fascinator Parade! When the lovely Amy of Start Creative Studio reached out to see if I would like to join her and a group of awesome makers for a virtual up-cycled fascinator parade, it was an immediate 'yes'. When she told me that there would be a fascinator for each color of the rainbow, I might have broken out in a little song and dance... ha ha! Next thing you know, I was elbow deep in the recycled treasure bins, fishing out all the jewels I could find. I started with a palette full of blue paint and a massive pile of treasure, so massive that my trusted co-creator had to reel me in. I was thinking giant towering statement piece until R reminded me that she would probably be the one wearing said head piece and she was thinking a more refined and scaled back look. So we met in the middle. I painted and trimmed, she engineered, and the result is a bright indigo head bloom fit for high-tea at the Ritz, your Kentucky Derby party, or THE ROYAL WEDDING?
2 liter soda bottle
thin foam wrap
wine glass coaster
snippet of an old princess costume
netting from a fruit bag
blue acrylic paint in assorted shades
hot glue gun