Today is the day!! Thank you to Bobby, from BeadsongJewelry for organizing this challenge.
The idea is to be inspired by hats from Ascot or the Kentucky Derby. Having never been to America, yet, and only ever seen the hats from Ascot on the telly - but I have driven past the race course in the pouring rain - my piece is actually a bit of a cheat, but don't tell.
I doodled and sketched hats for days, and nothing seemed to be right, then I remembered by necklace I had made for my brothers wedding on Valentines Day, this year, and that I had made a hat necklace.
So here is my piece for the challenge, I don't think I could have made a better piece, even if I wasn't cheating!
Featuring by beloved Golden Retrievers, Iz and Defi, who else? Iz is properly dressed for a day at the wedding or a day at the races, in her racing colours of red, black and gold, her hat is a suitably English garden affair.
for more hats inspired pieces please visit the list below, I am sure no one else has cheated quite as much as me!
Arlene Dean www.aglassbash.blogspot.com
Bobbie Rafferty www.beadsong.blogspot.com
Cheryl Dunham www.renaissance-jewelry.blogspot.com
Christine Altmiller www.onekisscreations.blogspot.com
Cindy Wilson www.itsmyseaofdreams.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata www.antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Deanna Riles-Cox https://www.facebook.com/deanna.rilescox
Debbie Rasmussen www.kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
Dini Bruinsma https://www.facebook.com/dini.bruinsma
Jasvanti Patel www.jewelrybyjasvant.blogspot.com
Jean Yates www.prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com
Jennifer LaVite www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Karin Slaton www.backstorybeads.blogspot.com
Laney Mead http://laney-izzybeads.blogspot.com/
Nan Smith www.wirednan.blogspot.com
Robin Reed www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Sally Russick www.thestudiosublime.com
Susan Nelson Bowie www.susanbowie.wordpress.com