This is an interchangeable Steampunk hat-band that I recently made to match an emerald-green underbust corset I have. I simply sewed two small press studs to either end of the band, allowing me to remove and reattach the hat-band at will.
The ribbon is made from jute, which, while unusual and appearing suitably shabby for the Steampunk genre, is a decidedly strange material to work with, being slightly sticky to the touch in some areas.
The metalwork is made from an old washer I found lying out in the street, and thin copper jewellery wire which I wrapped around it to give a more 'mad-inventor' Steampunk vibe.
I also made a kind of 'avant-garde embellishment' from several loops of green garden wire, wrapped with some leftover strands of the jute ribbon. Together with the slightly ostentatious peacock feathers, this was designed to help obscure the ends of the jute ribbon, to give the appearance of a permanent hat-band rather than a removable one.
I plan to make more hat-bands in different colour-schemes, so as to allow me to coordinate with whatever outfit I happen to be wearing at the time.
I hope you like it.
All comments welcome.