Single & small custom orders are welcome.

Prices & completion times vary based on materials used and availability since some items need to be special ordered or are limited.


Please allow at least one week for single custom orders to be fulfilled.

Convo us at and we'll discuss a custom design for you.

For your consideration...
The Derbylou Traditional

Create a color variation

of the theme:

 One rose, leaves, mesh,

feather accents,

 bead spray or

horse head/fleur de lis

hat stick 

on a large hat base.

Customize your

Derbylou  Traditional

brooch or boutonniere further.

Choose from an assortment of quality ribbons &

a large selection

of Derby theme charms,

beads & buttons

for extra embellishments

to accent your piece.

Not Always A Bridesmaid

The Kentucky bride's

(and groom's)

gifts to the wedding party.

Offer something

as unique as they are

to your wedding party 

cast of characters

as a way of thanking them

for being a part of your big day!

Give them a gift with instant Kentucky charm 

when you choose 

a Derbylou Traditional  

brooch or boutonniere.

Add a personalized touch

 & choose embellishments

to match your wedding theme.

 In-stock & custom orders available. Go to "Contact Us" & email 

Custom Ordering Brooches & Boutonnieres

For ordering & shipping information on Wreaths, go to "Horse Shoe Wreaths" in drop down menu.

Basic Costs & Shipping

Prices are for current basic custom orders, any size base, and include the embellishments listed with each style.

Boutonniere: $30** - includes feather, hat stick, flower or button.

Hat Brooch: $40** - includes mesh or ribbon, flower, leaves, feather(s), hat stick or bead spray.

Fascinator Brooch: $50** - embellished flower, feather(s), brass or art glass accent.

** - plus 6% Kentucky state tax & shipping, which starts at $XXX for flat rate USPS. Other options can be discussed during the ordering process.

Extra embellishments, vintage adornments and other items are an additional cost.

Start Designing

Tell us what you want in an email and we'll help you create your design.

Start by choosing your base style, size and color and then customize your design from our private inventory of faux flowers, ribbons, mesh and a vast selection of new and vintage embellishments. We have everything from French ribbon to porcupine quills!

If providing your own mesh, ribbon or adornments, NO GLITTER please.

Base Style - Size - Color
Felt Hat Boutonniere

Small - 2 inch and Large - 3.5 x 4 inch.

Felt hats are stiff black felt, open crown fedora-type - a cross between a fedora, derby and top hat. They can be customized with a center dent in the crown and ribbon band as well as embellishments.


Available in black only.

A limited number of Black Cowboy-style felt hats are also available upon request.

Hat Brooch

Small - 3 inch and Large - 4 inch.

Hat bases are craft quality natural woven sinamay, open crown with wide brim, painted in basic and popular colors. Natural tea-dyed hats are also available.

Some color examples include: Black, white, red, navy, turquoise, royal blue, light blue, light pink, candy pink, dark pink, buttery yellow, mustard yellow, shimmery green, nutty brown and natural tea-dyed in a rich caramel color. Custom colors can be created upon request.

Sinamay hat bases have visible reinforcement seams. We consider this to be the strongest part of the base and sew the brooch pin between the two seams. Depending on the design of the hat, the seams may or may not show. If you would like your pin placed differently on the hat base so the seams don't show in the design, make sure to let us know in your custom order email.


We can also line the crown on a hat base with mesh to match its color and give more depth to the foundation of the brooch. There's an additional $5 for this feature.

Fascinator Brooch

Approximately 3 inches.

Fascinator bases are milliner quality, woven sinamay in a wired round shape, dyed in an assortment of colors. Some colors are limited.

Colors include: Black, silver, bronze, gold, copper, fuchsia, red, crimson, dusty rose, turquoise, very pale seafoam green, plum, royal blue, purple and natural.

Flower Type & Color

Roses? Name your color, we have it, including a selection of small wild roses in soft romantic shades. We also have roses made out of an assortment of materials from satin with pearls to raw metal. Because after all... "A rose is a rose is a rose..." Derby and roses!

If you're looking for something other than a rose, let us know the flower and your color choice. Some of our flowers aren't labeled but were bought for their eye catching appeal (a new hybrid, perhaps!). We sort by color and have literally hundreds of choices. You won't want to miss something amazing!

Examples of some choices by flower type: anemone, apple blossom, bachelor button, chrysanthemum, columbine, daisy, delphinium, dogwood, edelweiss, forsythia, geranium, heather, hydrangea, lavender, lily, magnolia, marigold, orchid, pansy, poppy, ranunculus, stephanotis, sunflower, tulip, wisteria and many more beautiful blossoms, plus a large assortment of small accent flowers in colorful and neutral shades for added adornments.


Our signature

Derbylou Traditional 

hat brooch

 includes a variation

of the following adornments:


One rose, green leaves, long mesh,

hat stick or bead spray

with assorted feather accents 

on a large hat base.

Hat base, rose & mesh colors

can be custom ordered.

If you want to change the theme up, we offer the following custom adornments for your consideration in hat sticks, hat pins, head pins, buttons, charms, beads and dangles in an assortment of materials from ceramics to metals.




Horse Head

Horse & Jockey

Horse Shoe

Horse Shoes & Crop

Mint Julep




Fleur de lis


Kentucky stamped state charm

Animals, Birds & Sea












Baby Chick

















Four Leaf Clover

Red Poppy


Red Lips

Enmeshed Heart & Infinity

"Live The Life You Love"

   on Heart

"Soul Sister" on Heart

Cause Awareness Ribbon




Boxing Gloves



Evil Eye


Foo Dog

Japanese Doll

Ladies' Fan

Maneki Neko

Porcupine Quills

Rubber Ducky

Russian Doll

Teddy Bear



What is a hat stick? A hat stick is an embellishment made from buttons, beads and an assortment of interesting things attached to a stick and tucked in amongst the other adornments on a hat brooch or boutonniere.

Other custom order items available.

Some themed embellishments and vintage pieces are an additional $5 - $10 and must be special ordered as discussed during designing process.

Mesh & Ribbon

We have an assortment of mesh in almost every color in multiple shades and a large selection of fine quality ribbon in solid colors, florals, animal print, polka dots and other patterns.

Tail or No Tail: Your hat brooch design can have the option of a long mesh or ribbon tail. Hat brooches with mesh tails can be downsized by tucking the mesh pieces into the crown of the hat base. To bring the hat back to a more dramatic size, pull the mesh out and lightly moisten with your hand or a water spritz and run your hand gently down the mesh to remove the wrinkles.

Mesh and lace wrapped hat brooch: We have polka dot mesh fabric in black and pale pink as well as ivory lace fabric that can be used to wrap a hat base to give your brooch a layered accent. There is an additional cost of $10 for this design.


We offer an array of craft and fine quality, natural and dyed feathers for adorning our art pieces.

Our most popular accent feather is the natural guinea, black with white spots, as well as the craft-dyed versions that come in a large selection of vibrant colors.


Feathers are usually grouped in a set of 3 or as a single on a basic hat.

Our curled biot feathers are also very popular and can be used as a hat band instead of mesh or layered for a dimensional effect.

Sprays & Sticks

A pearl bead spray or tribal stick offers added dimension to the layers on your brooch.


We have several sizes and colors including "pearl" sprays in gold, white, pink, silver and black and "crystal" in clear and black, as well as a limited supply of vintage pieces.

Tribal sticks are natural dried florist pieces hand painted in bold contrasting colors that come in an assortment of sizes and patterns.

Derbylou Designs creates quality one of a kind art pieces.


We want you to love your Derbylou Designs custom creation.

We want it to look amazing and make you feel good.

With normal use and proper care,

you'll be able to enjoy it for years to come.


In honor of your collaboration with us in its design,

we'll tag it with a custom name worthy of a winning horse!

Derbylou Designs donates $5 from every art piece sold to local charitable organizations.*

* Charities are 501(c)(3) organizations registered with the Community Foundation of Louisville.

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inspired by Louisville & the Kentucky Derby

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