Steampunk and Creativity
If you follow the Hattast-ique family, you know our love for steampunk is the inspiration behind all that we do. The heart and soul of steampunk is creativity. If you can imagine it, you can create it. We all carry a spark of creativity. It is just a matter of allowing that to flow out of you and into whatever it is that you are creating. Steampunk is just the name we've given to this form of art.
Since the beginning of Hattast-ique we have always been tinkering with new ideas for the family business. These are our steampunk creations.
Steampunk Top Hats
Our first run with finding our creative spark was making our own steampunk top hats and mini toppers. We spent hours looking up tutorials; finding the right kind of top hat to hand make. When we found the right design, we bought all the materials and got straight to work. We spent weekends in Breckenridge Colorado, creating these epic steampunk top hats! We put in all the time and energy we had to make these hats one of a kind!
Though we no longer hand make our steampunk top hats, it is still fun to look back at some of these amazing designs from the past.
Click here to check out more custom made top hats! Keep an eye out of new designs.
The first accessory we added to Hattast-ique was steampunk goggles. Immediately they were a hit with the crowd! Luke is the goggle maker. His designs make our goggles unique. He adds the gears, the monocle lenses, and the leather straps. Even if you don't know what steampunk is, when you walk into our booth, you are drawn to these intricate, fascinating goggles.
Click here to check out all the different types of goggles we have to offer!
Steampunk Hat Bands
There is just something about a pair of goggles on a hat that makes people take a second look at you. If goggles can do that, surely, we can create hat bands that get the same reaction! Zack has taken on this challenge. He has created several exclusive designs that take a plain leather top hat and turns it into a work of art.
Click here to see all of Zack's hat band designs.
You must go where creativity flows.
It wasn't long after the first few Hattast-ique events that we realized we wanted to create our own steampunk jewelry. Charity and I have made everything from steampunk charm necklaces, to wire wrapped gem stones and even beaded wrist wraps! These accessories, though they may be simple, add that perfect personal touch to any outfit!
Click here to see more of our jewelry collection.
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” - Osho
Each one of us brings a creative spark to the family business! There is always something new and exciting to work on. There is always something to create!
May you always follow your creativity!