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Detachable Steampunk Hat-Band by MissPennyFarthing Detachable Steampunk Hat-Band by MissPennyFarthing
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. :-)
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I want a peacock feather for my hat too :c
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MissPennyFarthing Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
They're so pretty aren't they? :-)
I got a pack of 8 from eBay for about 1, so they're not that expensive if you shop around.
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed they are pretty, and they are from male birds :iconflexplz:

definately going to have some of them attached to my hat one day, i just need a proper..button wielding such feathers attached on the side of my hat, hope i find a really suitable one, my hat is black you see
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MissPennyFarthing Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
How about a gold button? Gold looks great against black, and it sets off the green in peacock feathers beautifully. :-)
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
At least silver since my black formal style has a lot of silver in it
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MissPennyFarthing Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh silver will also work well - though in that case you might want to consider using some black feathers too, to really give the color of the peacock feathers some oomph. :-)

I'm sure it'll look great! Be sure to post some pictures! :-)
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
What are you saying? that there are black peacock feathers?
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MissPennyFarthing Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh no, I just meant that you should get some black rooster or turkey feathers or something. The color will highlight the vibrancy of the peacock feathers, and the different types will add some texture.
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DarkNaomi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist
WOW
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