Announcement Mask and feather creations for Festivals, Carnivals, Halloween or Spiritual Play all handmade in sunny Los Angeles.
Mask and feather creations for Festivals, Carnivals, Halloween or Spiritual Play all handmade in sunny Los Angeles.
jeanabrandt on Oct 28, 2014
I'mm wearing it for Halloween
Ashes2 on Oct 25, 2014
Love the crown! Thank you!
Answering the Call to Make Handmade, Transformative Masks
Leaving Burning Man one year, in a process known as Exodus, I got a message to start making masks. The name I gave for this venture was Hawk & Deer based on the two animals that appeared to me in an animal spirit meditation earlier that week. Both animals had messages for me, both of which came true during that trip.
Masks are the stuff of magic. They allow people to play and discover facets of themselves. Also, to dress up and abandon themselves for awhile. I do everything by hand, and each piece has it's own identity, so the masks bring energy and spirit with them.
When a person purchases a mask it is usually picked for a personal reason and displayed throughout the year. It becomes a part of their play identity, an affirmation of a part of themselves.
I bought my first leather mask in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. I picked a mask that I was drawn to without knowing even what it was. It turned out to be a Lynx. I started wearing the mask every time I went out to late night parties. After learning about the Lynx it became obvious that I was wearing the Lynx - a nocturnal animal - out because as a morning person, I needed it's nighttime staying power!
I work out of my home in Los Angeles with a couple of assistants that help me bring my - and your! - handcrafted masks to life.
I love what I make. I hope you find use and beauty in it, too. I hope you free yourself and your imagination with these pieces as I have.
Love and happiness,
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Please contact us if you are not able to make your payment immediately.
DOMESTIC: We will ship your items via USPS First Class. If you need expedited shipping, such as Priority shipping, or tracking, let us know and we will send you a revised invoice with the shipping difference. We are happy to add signature and delivery confirmation and are not responsible for lost or stolen packages. If you would like to purchase insurance, please let us know and we will send you a revised invoice.
INTERNATIONAL: For our international customers, we ship USPS First Class and fill out the required custom(s) form. Unfortunately, we cannot track your package with First Class shipping. If you would like expedited shipping, please let us know and send you a revised invoice with the shipping difference.
We will do everything in our part to make sure it is packaged and labeled correctly, but we are not responsible for lost packages. We do our best to ensure that customs fees are not added on to your package, but when they are shipped outside of the US there is never a way to guarantee this will not happen. If the custom fees are added, the buyer is responsible for the payment. If you would like to purchase insurance, please let us know and we will send you a revised invoice.
Refunds and Exchanges
We do offer an exchange policy within 10 days of receipt for all of Hawk & Deer's existing items, which EXCLUDES custom pieces. Custom pieces have been tailored to a specific event, so CANNOT be returned. If you have an issue with your custom piece, please contact us and we will help the best we can.
In order to cover our fees, shipping charges are not refunded and there is a 10% restocking fee for all items that are returned.
Properly handled, Hawk & Deer items should last a lifetime. If you need anything repaired in the future, please do not hesitate to ask.
Additional policies and FAQs
Lastly, we reserve the right to cancel a sale if we feel it is in the best interest of the company. In doing so, we will of course promptly refund your full payment or deposit. We also would like to remind all visitors to our shop that our images and designs are copyright protected.
We look forward to working with you!
Hawk & Deer