This springs from my observation a couple of years ago that the timing of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding and the Kentucky Derby were very close, so I took it upon myself to declare it Hat Week. I found pictures of some of the fabulous hats being worn in London and Louisville, and paired them with jewelry from my worktable that seemed reminiscent of them. See here and here for some examples.
This year, I'm expanding the celebration by kicking off the Hats Off Challenge, where participants will create a piece of jewelry inspired by one (or more) of the fabulous hats below. Look through the photos (it is a little photo heavy), get inspired, and leave me a comment below to sign up. Then on May 4th, we'll get in the mood for Derby by blog hopping to enjoy everyone's creations!
Here's the inspiration (click on them for a closer look):
Black and White
Color, Texture and Shape
Inspired by Nature
Put A Bird On It
Ready to play along? Leave a comment to sign up (make sure I can reach you by email)!