Nifty Balloons is making a statement with Feathers
The Feather Place is pleased to announce our Featured Artists and Designers program; Showcasing the highest quality artistry and designs created with our feather products. Up first are our friends over at Nifty Balloons! From bracelets to tiaras, jet packs and motorcycles, David and Shayna have a knack for bringing a fresh new style to the world of balloon art and often use our ostrich feathers for their designs.
Nifty Balloons is redefining children’s event entertainment! Husband and wife duo David and Shayna Brenion fill celebrations with fancy, whimsical, wearable fun! Working at high-class events in Los Angeles, the couple wanted to bring an extra element of elegance to their work, and The Feather Place’s ostrich plumes have been an enormous hit, bringing their balloon fascinators to the next level! Party guests are amazed, and event pictures are filled with smiles and color. Live, interactive, customized and unique! This is world-class Balloon Art!
David and Shana Brenion live and work in the Los Angeles area. If you need entertainment, balloon twisting, or face painting for a party in LA, Ventura, Santa Monica, give Nifty Balloons a call! 805-665-7791
Photo Credits : David Brenion
Become a Featured Artist/Designer with The Feather Place & Zucker Feather Products and show the world how you express yourself with feathers. We are committed to showcasing the highest quality designs that can be created with our feather products. If you are interested in being a Featured Artists/Designer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feathered Fashion Week Roundup
Another New York Fashion week has come and gone and now that the Spring/Summer 2015 shows have wrapped up, here are some of our favorite feathered frocks!
First up is Erdem SS15 runway collection! The Black Iridescent Schlappen Feathered skirt and crop halter is our favorite look! We also love the mini’s dresses; detailed with natural and dyed Guinea Plumage.
After taking a look at some of the shows, we came across this fantastic jacket made with vibrant stripped coque tail feathers. The designer Thom Browne’s collection is being referred to as “a garden of delights”.
Goose Biots are among the most unique feathers available! Here is what was said about this Pamella Roland design.
Beautiful details at the @pamellaroland #NYFW #MBFW #SS15 show where a blue ombred feather peplum dresses up a wide-leg trouser. – pamella roland* | Tumblr
Oscar de la Renta’s usual elegance flooded the runway with neutral details of Gold, Ivory and Black Ostrich Fringe. Here are some of our favorite looks from Oscar’s show.
Prabal Gurung who continued with his successful Nepal themed collection, used Dark Amethyst, Black and Sassafras dyed ostrich fringe in these beautiful feathered frocks.
Betsey Johnson’s SS15 collection was front and center and in true Betsey Johnson form; an Over the top, ultra girly “Love and Marriage” themed extravaganza! We cant wait to see her shake her tail feathers on Dancing with the Stars!!!
Feeling inspired? From costume to couture, The Feather Place is the most fashion-forward, cutting-edge vendor in the feather industry. Shop The Feather Place Online or visit our NYC and Los Angeles Showrooms located in the heart of the fashion district!
With school starting up there are lots of books being cracked open. Sometimes the pages are drudged through, and sometimes joyously consumed; whether you’re stumbling along a dense chemistry textbook, or absorbing the details of your favorite author’s new novel, today’s DIY project has your back. This Page Turning Peacock Bookmark will diligently mark your progress in pretty peacock style!
Needle & Thread
Peacock Pattern (PDF HERE)
STEP 1. Cut the bookmark shapes out of felt. Pattern HERE.
STEP 2. Braid the embroidery thread. You’ll need 4 braided strands about 15 inches long.
STEP 3. Tie a peacock feather onto your first strand. Used a simple square knot around the quill of the feather.
STEP 4. Continue tying square knots (this will make a spiral shape) around the quill until secure. Trim any extra thread. If you’d like to embellish with beads, slip those on now.
STEP 5. Now we’ll sew together the peacock body. Stack the felt pieces as pictured, placing the four braided and feathered strands in between the two main body pieces. Pin everything in place and sew around the perimeter.
STEP 6. Add any final touches, such as extra stitching, jewels, or extra feathers. Here we’ve added a little plumage feather to the head and a jeweled eye. You can leave your braided strands free, or go ahead and braid those together as well for a tighter bookmark.
STEP 7. Here is the most important step; grab a cup of warm tea, snuggle up in a comfy chair, and read a good book. Take a break between chapters to admire your elegant new bookmark.
Looking for more back-to-school DIYs? Check out this colorful new project: Dramatic Doodler: DIY Feather Topped Pencils