The two pieces of shell were joined with spakfilla, when this was dry, the hat was painted and sealed with a high gloss sealer.
The fine gold braid was glued in place along the raw edge of the hat brim. The flower was attached to the feather with tacky about 1 inch from the tip.
A rhinestone flower was glued to the centre of the flower. When the glue was dry the feather was cut just beneath the flower. This was attached with tacky glue to the the place at the left where the brim joins the crown.
A picot braid was glued along the edge of the brim, and then also along top edge of the brim, and a neat join was made where the brim joined the crown at the opposite end from the flower.
The remainder of the feather was glued behind the tip of the feather where the flower is attached.