How to embellish a hat with mother of pearl elements
Summer is still with us and it is not too late to buy a hat to embellish it. Or do like I did and use a hat that you already own to follow this DIY summer hat with mother of pearl tutorial. This very simple 1 hour project is perfect for beginners!
Let’s begin this tutorial on how to embellish a hat with mother of pearl elements!
DIY summer hat with mother of pearl
For this 1 hour project easy DIY I used a hat that I already owned. The hat is made out of paper yarn, similar to linen fibers, paper yarn has a wonderful crispness which is part of its charm.
The hat was originally decorated with some mother of pearl buttons and other sea shell elements stringed on a knotted raffia cords.
I wasn’t wearing the hat often because it’s beige and peach colors were limiting on possible wardrobe matches. I wanted to add some blue components in order to extend it’s versatility and to bring a beach feel to it’s overall look.
I found these light blue mother of pearl flower shaped beads and some aqua/turquoise sea shell components. I also purchased this round mother of pearl ornament. Not sure how I will integrate the round element on the hat but it was on sale for 70% off, I couldn’t resist.
To start I used some raffia cords that were around another hat. You can view it here DIY decorated summer hat. I threaded my new chosen elements on a single raffia cord and I alternated the flower shaped beads with the sea shell pieces.
To distribute the new elements around the hat; I braided the new raffia cord with the original ones by passing the new raffia cord over, under and between the original cords.
Here is a close up of how I braided the new raffia cord with the original ones. You see how I distributed the new blue and aqua/turquoise elements between the existing beige and peach ones around the hat.
Now let’s see what can be done with that round mother of pearl element!
I threaded a raffia cord and sewed the round element in the center front of the hat. To fix it in place I passed the needles 3 times around the top and the bottom part of the circle openings.
The round central element looked out of place by itself, I went to my stash and found this laser etched mother of pearl button ….. the button looked perfect sewn in the middle of the circle and it tied the elements together. Do you agree?
Here is the result of this1 hour project easy DIY
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