The hats are small, only about 5 inches tall. There's a limited amount of pomp and circumstance you can toss on them before they become ridiculous and topple off your head in a burst of over-balanced glory. Still, I wanted to try something more fantastical.
I was afraid that the glitter and rhinestones would fall off, so I gave the butterflies a liberal application of air-dry resin, followed by some clear nail lacquer. Those are the only things I know that will protect a glittering object from shedding without dulling its sparkle. Very important since these babies are attached to a hat and one expects them to be bobbling around on your head as you skip and sway at your fancy tea parties.
|It's like you took a tiny piece of a faerie meadow and plopped it on a hat!|
I want to make something like this again- or perhaps, something much grander. We'll see.