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Award Winning Steam Punk Bead Embroidered Top Hat by Robin Howard

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Congratulations to Robin who won the Gold Medal 2013 Fire Mountain Gems competition for this entry “Care for some Tea”.

Fire Mountain Gems Gold Medal Winner

Fire Mountain Gems Gold Medal Winner


Robin was inspired by the Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild’s Bead Fest “Steampunk” for this little gem.

The Top Hat was handmade by the Gypsy Ladies but everything else,  including the bow on the back was handmade by Robin. Steam Punk features the style of the Victorian Era mixed with the sciences of that era, pocket watches are signature. The pocket watches included in the piece are authentic 1800s watches.

The hat includes fossils, 1800’s authentic watches, chain, Amber, Pearls, shark teeth, large faceted Smokey Quartz, mother of pearl, taffeta, minerals, sterling silver, vintage bronze flowers, glass and seed beads.

You can see the full details at Fire Mountain Gems. If you wish to purchase this hat, it is available in Robin’s Etsy shop, RobinBlueBeadworks.


5 responses »

  1. Congratulation !! It’s absolutely amazing 😉 You made a great job Robin !

  2. Congratulations Robin!! I’m thrilled for you beyond words. And here you were wondering if you should take the risk and enter; thus not participating in our Steam punk BeadFEST. Bravo for taking the risk, creating a stellar piece and representing EBEG.

  3. I am so happy for you Robin. I love this hat. You did a marvelous job as usual.

  4. Robin, you rock!! I knew about this since our “STEAMPUNK” theme and hoped it would be accepted and then win. A very innovative piece.


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