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Feather Costume Inspirations

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 27, 2014

in COSTUME,CRAFT,EVENT,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

Feather Costume Inspirations

From Baby Chick Costumes, Raven‘s and Peacock Costumes, The Feather Place is your go to shop for all things feathers! Every year we are inspired by all of the creative things you can do with Feathers for Halloween! Let us help you create a one of a kind costume like the ones pictured below.

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All you need are a couple of Chandelle Boa‘s to complete this adorable Chicklet look!

Feather Costume Inspirations #feathers #thefeatherplace

Don’t bother making the feather choker when we have one already made and ready to wear! Check out our Black Feather Choker  OR our Black Feather Collar . We even have small packages of Black Rooster Feathers for all of the details!

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Sitting pretty in their Pink Flamingo and Blue Peacock feathered bird costumes! These are so creative and over the top! We love them! An assortment of feather styles were used to make these costumes including Feather Boas, Ostrich Feathers, Peacock Tails and Rooster Tails!

Feather Costume Inspirations #feathers #thefeatherplace

Keep it simple and sparkly with an ostrich feather Flapper Headband and chandelle with lurex Feather Boa!

You simply cant go wrong with any of these feathered costume inspirations!

We hope you Have a Spooktacular Halloween Holiday! 

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 making a statement with Feathers

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!

Nifty Balloons making a statement with Feathers

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

Nifty Balloons making a statement with Feathers
Nifty Balloons making a statement with FeathersNifty Balloons making a statement with Feathers
Nifty Balloons making a statement with Feathers
 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 tfpla@featherplace.com. 
 

Page Turning Peacock Bookmark

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 12, 2014

in CRAFT,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

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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!

Feather Materials
Feather Green Circle  Felt

Feather Green Circle  Embroidery Thread

Feather Green Circle  Peacock Feathers

Feather Green Circle  Needle & Thread

Feather Green Circle  Beads (optional)

Feather Green Circle  Peacock Pattern (PDF HERE)

Feather Directions

STEP 1. Cut the bookmark shapes out of felt. Pattern HERE.

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STEP 2. Braid the embroidery thread. You’ll need 4 braided strands about 15 inches long.

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STEP 3. Tie a peacock feather onto your first strand. Used a simple square knot around the quill of the feather.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

bookmark-step-7Looking for more back-to-school DIYs? Check out this colorful new project: Dramatic Doodler: DIY Feather Topped Pencils

Burning Man MOOP ; Feathers Yay or Nay?

Dancer at Sunrise, 2013. Photo by Paulius Musteikis. So…What the heck is MOOP and how does it pertain to feathers at Burning Man?  

“MOOP is an acronym for “Matter Out of Place”, a convenient way of referring to anything that is not originally OF the land on which our event (Burning Man) takes place. So everything that wasn’t originally ON or OF the Black Rock Desert, no matter how small, is considered MOOP, and is to be removed as part of our Leave No Trace efforts.”

Year after year The Feather Place gets many requests for feathers that will be worn by revelers attending Burning Man. We usually tell our clients that feathers are not Burning Man friendly and explain the “Leave no Trace” efforts at Burning Man. This year has been no different except that we recently came across the Burning Man Official Blog  Feathers are MOOP, Right? Well, That Depends on YOU...  It was brought to our attention that feathers might be making a comeback at Burning Man keeping in mind that…

“…if you want to wear feathers, that’s fine … but make sure they’re attached in ways that won’t fail, and if you can’t then don’t wear them, because it’s on YOU if they become MOOP. (And that goes for anything you bring to Black Rock City.)”

So there you have it. Exciting feathered news! Be smart when it comes to your feathered frocks and make sure to keep them well maintained! The ban on feathers had been intended to address poorly made costumes that leave trails of feathers behind. Use good judgment and be careful about what you wear on the playa. Remember that certain Feather Boas are still a BIG FAT No No!  If you are planning to attend Burning Man we recommend checking out the websites  Survival Guide  for more information and to see a full list of do’s and don’ts .

Burning Man is from August 25 – September 1 … Burn responsibly 🙂

Feather Centerpiece DIY for The Fourth of July!

by The Feather Place NYC on June 25, 2014

in CRAFT,DECOR,DIY,HOLIDAY

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Fourth of July celebrations are great for bringing the family together; what better way to set the summer mood than with patriotic centerpieces?
We are excited to show you an easy feather centerpiece DIY that incorporates mason jars, flowers and feathers. This fun project is sure to brighten up your holiday festivities!
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  • 3 Mason Jars
  • Spray Paint (red, white & blue)
  • Masking Tape
  • Star Shaped Stickers
  • Fresh Flowers (white)
  • Peacock Swords (red, white & blue)

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flag-step-1STEP 1. Spray paint all three mason jars with an even coat of white paint.

flag-step-2STEP 2. Arrange star stickers onto one of the white jars. On the other two jars, add horizontal stripes of masking tape.

flag-step-3STEP 3. Spray paint the two striped jars red.

flag-step-4STEP 4. Spray paint the star jar blue. Allow paint to dry and then carefully remove stickers and masking tape.

flag-step-5STEP 5. Fill the jars with water and arrange big bunches of white flowers of your choice in each. Add some beautiful curled Peacock Swords for the perfect finishing touch. See Tips & Techniques on our website for feather-curling instructions.

flag-step-6STEP 6. Place the finished jars onto a picnic table; sit back, relax and soak up summer!

Rainbow Loom Feather Charms

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 25, 2014

in CRAFT,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,JEWELRY

All the cool kids know that Rainbow Loom bracelets are all the rage. But did you know that they could be even cooler? Feather charms add a lot of sass and movement to these popular bracelets. Up your Rainbow Loom game with today’s totally trendy project, Rainbow Loom Feather Charms!

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Materials:

Feathers 

Fold-over jewelry fastener

Jumper rings

Rainbow Loom bracelet 

Directions:

STEP 1. Choose a handful (about 8-10) of small feathers. Strip the feathers of the fuzzier bottom part, leaving about an inch of stripped quill. There are many different kinds of feathers that will work well for this project, find the links below in Step 7.

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STEP 2. Place the stripped quill in the center of the fold-over crimp piece. Gently push the folds down, securing the feather quill. Trim any left over quill.

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STEP 3. Repeat step 2 on as many feathers as you’d like to adorn your bracelet.

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STEP 4. Slip a jump ring around a loop on the bracelet, and then onto the feathered crimp piece. Squeeze the ring closed.

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STEP 5. Continue attaching the charms until you have filled the bracelet to your liking.

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STEP 6. Your bracelet is ready to wear!

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STEP 7. There are so many feather options for this project! Try some small peacock eyes, goose satinettes, guinea, or pheasant plumage. With so many colors and shapes, you will never run out of beautiful bracelet options.

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For more DIY feather crafts please visit our HOW TO page on our Blog! 

Fowl Play Exhibit The Feather Place has proudly collaborated with FIT, The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, to bring a wonderful feathered exhibit created by Visual Presentation students. Named “Fowl Play”, the exhibition explores ornithology (the study of birds) and how nature inspires fashion. Students researched different species of birds including their behavior, habitat and diet. They then visited our showroom in the heart of NYC’s Garment District to learn about feathers and their use in the fashion industry.

The students were instructed to transform the mannequin into a bird by considering the design and pose of the mannequin, and the variety of feathers provided by The Feather Place.  Each student emphasized one specific appearance or behavioral trait and was to include references of fashion designs inspired by their particular bird.  We absolutely love these student’s creations and hope you get inspired and are able to stop by!

“Fowl Play” exhibit at FIT, 27th street and 7th avenue NYC, until the end of April.

Blue Guinea Fowl A Blue Guinea Fowl makes a statement in spots

Pohnpei Lorikeet A Pohnpei Lorikeet stuns in vivid pinks and yellows

Snow OwlThis fluffy Snow Owl strikes a fierce pose

Rockhopper Penguin and Great CurassowA child mannequin perfectly embodies the Rockhopper Penguin joined by a yellow beaked Great Curassow

AlbatrossThis high flying Albatross has a massive wing span!

Bald Eagle and Bearded VultureA Bald Eagle and Bearded Vulture perched on high

FlamingoAn elegantly statuesque Flamingo

Victoria Crowned PigeonThis Victoria Crowned Pigeon is known for its’ intricate crestBlue JayA beautifully layered and detailed Bluejay

ParakeetA colorful Parakeet playfully swings

RavenA Raven peeking through the shrubbery

Hummingbird and Wood StorkA puffed chest Hummingbird and a Wood Stork celebrates its’ prey

BlackbirdA Blackbird with intricate wings

Red Crowned CranesA pair of Red Crowned Cranes performing a mating dance

All of the feathers used in this exhibit were supplied by The Feather Place and can all be purchased right here at Featherplace.com!

DIY Projects for Easter & Springtime

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 24, 2014

in CRAFT,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HAIR & HAT,HOLIDAY

Watching our gardens bloom and grow green, we can’t help but feel that springtime is the time for color, creation, and crafts. Today we present a springtime project for the fresh and flowering little ladies of your lives. A cute feather caplet or shawl to greet the spring chill. The Sweet Springtime Feather Shawl is an easy sewing project to complete any dress or spring ensemble.

Sweet Springtime Feather Shawl

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Materials:

Fabric (about 1 yard of main and lining fabrics)
Marabou or Chandelle Feather boas
Thread
Sewing supplies (needles/sewing machine)
Ribbon
Ruler or compass

Directions:

STEP 1: Start with your fabric folded over once and then again, so you will be cutting through four layers of fabric.

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STEP 2: Using a ruler or compass, measure out the neckline. A 3-inch radius is what we used for this little girl size, but feel free to increase or decrease that to fit.

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STEP 3: Now measure out the outer border of the shawl. For this small size, we went out 11 inches from the neckline, but again, increase or decrease to a length that feels comfortable to you!

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STEP 4: Cut your folded fabric along the drawn lines and unfurl it to a flat circle like this.

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STEP 5: The next step is very flexible; you are going to cut a section of the circle out—if you want a more draping shawl, cut a small section out. For a more structured and straight look, cut a larger section! You can also decide to leave the edge straight, or to cut a scalloped shape.

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STEP 6: With wrong sides in, pin your two pieces of fabric together and sew around the outer edge leaving the neckline unsewn.

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STEP 7:  Now flip the piece inside out and press down your seams. Press the neckline under as well, and hand stitch it closed with a blind stitch.  (If you’d like to add a collar, insert into the neckline before stitching close.)

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STEP 8: Arrange your feather Boa onto the pressed caplet, starting at the edges. Using a whipstitch, tack the feather Boa onto  the first layer of fabric only, not the lining. You can just trim edges of the piece or you can cover the whole thing by continuing to lay down parallel lines of feather Boa.

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STEP 9: Finish the piece with some ribbon, a snap, or button to secure at the neckline. You now have a very sweet shawl for your favorite little lady!

For more Easter DIY feather crafts please see our HOW TO blog page! 

A Springtime DIY Idea for Your Chicklet!A Springtime DIY Idea for Your Chicklet!

Here is a Springtime DIY Idea for Your Chicklet! Spring is here and we are giving you another reason to go outside and enjoy the weather! Get crafty with your kids this season and DIY a wonderful look for your pretty princess.  We felt inspired by this Children At Play Photography image above which features a fabulous feather skirt and easily attachable feather hair clips you can buy right here! To make this fluffy skirt for a costume or just a fun day out, we recommend using one or two of our Chandelle Feather Boas… Or if your short on time, you can order an all ready made feathered skirt straight from BiddyJACK&Co !!!

 

http://childrenatplayphotography.com/

Feathered Love Notes

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on February 7, 2014

in CRAFT,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

Feathered Love Notes

The Feather Girls are getting ready for Valentines Day with these lovely Feathered Stickers from The Feather Place! They are the perfect accent needed to turn these simple pink cards into fabulous feathered love notes! With 4 different styles at only $3.50 for a package of two, you really cant go wrong. These are perfect for Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party invites too!!!

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Shop The Feather Place and get your’s today!

www.featherplace.com