Funky ‘n Fun Feathers

Remember the day when feather jewelry was all the rage? I do, but then I am getting old and I can remember lots of great trends from the 50s, 60s, and 70s better than most people my age. In fact, those from the “Woodstock Era”, if they were wearing clothes (and some who weren’t wearing much) were adorned with all kinds of feathers and beads, leather wrist bands and belts, and beaded mocassins or leather and wooden clogs. Many of the low-riding hip hugger, wide-legged bell-bottom jeans showed off handmade belts of leather and suede cording with lots of beads and feathers dangling from the fringed ends that hung down past the knees.

As a continuation of our “Blast from the Past” from yesterday, tonight’s blog keeps on going with some more memorable moments in fashion. Paisley fabrics, maxi dresses, and hippie garb were the perfect backdrops for lots of different feather accessories. Whether it was a bracelet, necklace, or hair accessories, feathers came in all colors and sizes and often were the main focus instead of the clothing. Great part about fashion trends . . .  these always return, sometimes with subtle changes but most of the time, you will see some of the same styles, colors, and accessories return. Such is the case with feathers. Last year, we saw feathers in the hair on many celebs. And, mothers and daughters were wearing matching colors or matching their feather hair extensions with their outfits. While the rage for feather hair extensions has subsided a bit, it is still trendy to adorn your hair and other areas on your body with feathers and beads. Here are just a few suggestions from the Divas. How many more can you think of?

The Divas have fashioned a variety of colorful feather earrings and are now in the process of creating unique headbands, hair accessories, and unusual pendants with plumage from some of our fine feathered friends’.

Be sure to check out the Vintage Collection under our Portfolios to see some of the selections we have ready for sale. When you find the perfect addition to your fashion accessories, follow the link to our ETSY Store to make your purchases or CONVO with the Divas to place a custom order.

We also have great specials on feathers for hair extensions featuring grizzly rooster tail and guinea hen feathers in natural colors. All are stylable, curlable, and can be washed just like your real hair.

We invite all of our followers to send us photos of yourself with your favorite feather accessory or wearing a trendy outfit from the past.         Come on now . . .  don’t be shy . . . it’s time to strut your stuff and show off those gorgeous feathers and trendy fashion statements!

If you have some special feathers that you would like the Divas to use in designing a unique custom piece of jewelry for you, please contact us either by using our contact form on our Contacts page or CONVO us through our ETSY Store. We love a challenge and get excited when our shoppers want us to create something special just for them.

White feathers are great enhancements for bridal jewelry, bouquets, and headbands.

Well, darlings . . . we hope we have inspired all of our followers to try something different and add some vintage “blast from the past” to your accessories this summer!

As always, your comments are always encouraged; and don’t forget . . . we love to receive suggestions for other ideas or topics of interest.

‘Till next time . . .

The Divas -Kathy, Kristin & Emiley

Gearing up for a Creative Marathon . . .

Inspiration
Have you missed us? We have missed the time we get to spend being creative and to share with each of our loyal followers! We have all been so busy with online course work and training but we have a much needed break coming up. And the plan is to plunge feet first, or should we say, hands first into a creativity marathon where we do lots of design work. We recently got some new equipment including our much awaited Wacom Bamboo Tablet with the newest Art Rage software . . . can’t wait to use that to create some unique digital ACEOs!

In addition, our newly revised Website and ETSY storefront have been updated and are almost ready to launch so watch for the announcement coming in your email, on Facebook. We will also be sending out some special tweets so stay tuned for more details!

So darlings. . .  watch for more news coming soon!

The Divas -Kathy, Kristin & Emiley

Inspiration . . .

Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. . . the Divas are brainstorming again! 

More inspired after visiting the Houston Aquarium and getting some fabulous photos! I love getting inspired by the world around us and can’t wait to create some new designs inspired by our “underwater” adventure. We just ordered some new art supplies as well as lots of precious metal wires and blanks for some new fabrication ideas.

And . . . we found an excellent supplier for our ACEO or as some call it, ATC or Art Trading Cards. This gal cuts all the blanks and recycles materials for our ACEO blanks so we are thrilled to help save our environment by reusing instead of trashing.

I can remember this time last year, we were experimenting with all kinds of new materials and ordering new supplies for unique creations. Well this year is no different. We have been trying out new equipment and processes and are ready for mega creating. The Grande Dame Diva will be working with the KIDZ diva, Emiley, to try out our newest equipment and forging methods over the next few months. I can’t wait to try out all of the new mixed media materials and techniques we have been exploring and learning.

So, darlings . . . keep watching to see what wonderful vintage and trendy goodies we will soon be showcasing! ‘Til next time, enjoy your warm summer days . . .

The Divas- Kathy, Kristin & Emiley

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