Feather Light

Alameda, California | 173 Sales


Feather Light

Alameda, California 173 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   I create beautiful handmade one-of-a-kind feather and floral hair accessories for all occasions. Each piece is made using my past experience as a floral designer and love of vintage style. I enjoy collaborating on custom pieces, please contact me for quotes and ideas.


I create beautiful handmade one-of-a-kind feather and floral hair accessories for all occasions. Each piece is made using my past experience as a floral designer and love of vintage style. I enjoy collaborating on custom pieces, please contact me for quotes and ideas.

Rachel Radcliffe

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Rachel Radcliffe


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Vintage style reinvented by a modern woman

Inspiration for me comes from many places. Sometimes a particular flower or feather has a lovely shape or line that I want to highlight or showcase. Often I am inspired by color combinations and keep in mind what is on trend for the season or what might be appropriate for a particular event. I love all the wonderful fine art museums in the Bay Area and to be able to see amazing artists on a regular basis helps keep my mind open and thinking about how to push myself further.

I started learning Ikebana, a Japanese stye of floral design from a private instructor when I was 16. Later after high school I was trained as a floral designer for 2 years at San Mateo City College, and then went straight into the business for another 5 years. I learn through experimentation, trial and error, and by looking at examples of vintage hats.

I enjoy selling at craft fairs and seeing how people respond to my work very much. It is a lot of work, but I find that when a person can touch, see and try on a piece it is easier for them to see themselves enjoying it, rather than browsing through a photo catalog online. I also enjoy finding new materials to work with and just playing with them to see what works; the design process is very important to me. An important part of my business is researching where I get my supplies because I prefer to shop local whenever possible, and also to find organic and/or cruelty-free farms for my feathers.

A photo of my booth from the Celebration of Craftswomen in this SF Chronicle article here

I am also a photographer and very often I am out and about shooting. Whether its a natural landscape, a live band performing, or graveyards for my own life-long cemetery project I am never happier than when I can document the world around me. It is a long-time passion and someday I hope to incorporate it more into my side business whether as part of my blog or product photography.

My normal 9-5 job is with a non-profit organization, and my day is filled with energy efficiency, the environment, and is 100% done with a computer. Not much room for creativity or imagination so I find that having this outlet of craft, photography, and art is how I stay sane. Alternatively, I know that pursuing a hobby as a full-time job can sometimes take the joy and interest out of it. Finding that balance in my life is so important and trying new ventures is the only way to get there.

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  • Rachel Radcliffe

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My name is Rachel and I started Feather Light two years ago. I am passionate about hair accessories and vintage design. My creativity stems from wanting to explore and push the boundaries of people's expectations, as well as a love of good design.

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Last updated on March 2, 2015
Thanks for stopping by. Feather Light hair accessories are handmade one-of-a-kind designs for all occasions. I specialize in fascinators, mini top hats, clips, and masks with a whimsical and modern touch using fresh colors, beautiful feathers, and vintage style whenever possible.

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Here is my daily design blog

Check out Sweet Light Image for my photography portfolio

Thank you!


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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I ensure that my products display my highest quality work. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me as soon as possible and I will be very happy to work with you to resolve any issues you may have. Custom orders are non-refundable. On anything else, if 7 days have passed from the date of receiving the item, there will be no returns or exchanges. I will keep the re-stocking fee.
Please make payment as soon as possible after purchasing. I accept Paypal (please note that in the United States, your state may charge sales tax when using Paypal).

If you do not have a PayPal account you may pay for your purchase using your credit card. Simply follow the check out process.

If you cannot make payment within 48 hours, please contact me, otherwise I will re-list the item if 48 hours have lapsed and no payment has been made.

If you are a first time buyer, check out this guide for more information:
I will ship your purchase(s) via standard U.S. first class mail, no later than 3 business days after payment has been made. Shipping usually takes 3-5 business days if shipping to the United States (the time frame is longer when shipping internationally).

You purchase will ship to the address on file with Paypal, please make sure it is up to date.

If you wish for me to send your item with delivery confirmation and/or insurance, please contact me for a custom listing.

Shipping costs are non-refundable if a return or exchange is necessary.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do you accept custom orders?
I welcome custom orders for any and all occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, bridal party gifts, a first day of school, retirements, graduations, births, adoptions, job promotions, a new house etc, etc, etc.... For any custom orders I require a payment of 50% of the total price (minus shipping) before I begin your order. The time frame for shipping will also be extended from 3 days to 7 to 10 days and it is subject to change depending on the nature of the custom order. No refunds or exchanges for custom items.

Are all of your items one of a kind?
Most of my items are one of a kind, however, I do have certain items that I will create in multiples, but only one of each item is stocked in my Etsy shop at a time. If I have materials to create a duplicate item, I will re-list that item once it sells.

How should I care for my feather pieces?
Keep feathers away from water, hairspray, food, perfume, or anything else that might damage the plumes. If feathers do become wet, lay them flat onto an absorbent surface, like a hand towel or paper towel. Once dry, just use your fingers to "fluff" them back up. Most times even if the feathers become bent, you can usually lay them flat and they will conform back to their natural shape. For long term storage please cover with plastic bag to keep all moisture out.

*Items from my shop come from a smoke free home.

*Please note, colors may differ slightly from the colors on your screen.