Bonnie Blanchard
  • Female
  • Malden, MA
  • United States

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wedding vow renewal fascinator

Started this discussion. Last reply by edith f Jul 27, 2016. 1 Reply

These are pictures of a bride renewing her  10th wedding vows. She asked me to make her a  fascinator! Made from cream color sinamay, silk georgette blossoms, crin and feathers . My first…Continue

 

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edith f replied to Bonnie Blanchard's discussion wedding vow renewal fascinator
"Lovely!  Congratulations"
Jul 27, 2016
Bonnie Blanchard replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion How To Name Hats?
"Well,  naming my hats it took a while. But I finally came up with something that made me burst out loud laughing as I was putting the finishing touches on one of my little creations. When it seemed that I was going to be making many more hats,…"
Jul 20, 2016
Bonnie Blanchard posted a discussion

wedding vow renewal fascinator

These are pictures of a bride renewing her  10th wedding vows. She asked me to make her a  fascinator! Made from cream color sinamay, silk georgette blossoms, crin and feathers . My first professional commission!!!!See More
Jul 4, 2016
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Jul 4, 2016
Bonnie Blanchard commented on Louise Holder's photo
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Millinery Room

"Thank you for showing the inside of your hat. I'm rather new to making structured (block) hats and finishing the inside to look perfect (cause it's my first one!!!) has been a nightmare. But seeing your helps me finish up what I thought I…"
Apr 21, 2016
Bonnie Blanchard commented on Amanda G. Joyner's album
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Hat Sketches

"You have just inspired me to actually LET GO and be totally off the wall! I love it. Off the wall is wearable!!! Thanks"
Apr 21, 2016
Bonnie Blanchard commented on Hat Academy's blog post INTERVIEW: CHRISSIE KING
"You are so right about keeping orderly! I've got three cats who love to play in my sinamay scrap box. SO I had to find a new hiding place! They also love scraps of old silk for my flowers they can wrap in, etc.  Before I got on to them,…"
Mar 25, 2016
Bonnie Blanchard posted a status
"Just received my first blocks to start playing! Local salon want to showcase my fascinators!"
May 15, 2015
Bonnie Blanchard posted photos
May 15, 2015
Bonnie Blanchard commented on Hat Academy's blog post DUBAI World Cup 2015
"This was just the most perfect article to read to bolster myself into making MORE!!! I, too, have been following the French Flower and Cocktail hat courses and find my skills improving each time I sit down to work. And an added thrill is being able…"
Apr 9, 2015
Bonnie Blanchard posted photos
Dec 9, 2014
Bonnie Blanchard commented on Ella Gajewska's photo
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"Your pieces are quite stunning! Great inspiration for me, as I'm just starting out.  Simple and elegant with just the right amount of bling! Thanks for sharing. Bonnie Blanchard"
Nov 6, 2014
Bonnie Blanchard posted a photo

Silk Dupioni flowers

First silk Dupioni flowers in the making! After burning sand bag, petals and fingers...I think I'm getting the hang of it! I'm happy.
Nov 6, 2014
Bonnie Blanchard replied to Andrew Reid's discussion French Flower Making first attempts
"I think it's so delicate and has a nice glow to it. Now, this is inspiration to start mine in a few minutes!!! Great goins!! Make more.  "
Nov 2, 2014
Bonnie Blanchard replied to Robin Strang's discussion sinamay and felt stiffening
"Thanks for info on un stiffened sinamay. Will experiment a bunch!  Bonnie"
Oct 31, 2014
Bonnie Blanchard replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion Creative Journal?
"Thanks for the idea of keeping a design book loaded with all the goodies you mentioned, Roz! Just happen to have a couple right up on my shelf. I am so new to this hat making process, and I just tucked in to my first "on-line" lesson on…"
Oct 28, 2014

Profile Information

I Love Hats Because?
I used to wear them all the time as a kid, and I have a collection that I still use! THey are just the frosting on the cake. And besides they make you dress better!
About Me
Got my undergraduate training in art school, architecture design, a bit of landscape design and have made just about anything I can put my hands to. But now I want to make and wear hats.

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Bonnie. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills.

I set this up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Enjoy, Elaine

Edith Lichtherte said…

Hi, Bonnie

The flower i posted was created one petal at a time. I used a triangia mini stove to heat my tools. I had to be careful not to burn the silk.

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