Hand Painted Feathers by Elaine Maisel

Jackson, Mississippi On Etsy since 2012

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Hand Painted Feathers by Elaine Maisel

Jackson, Mississippi | 110 Sales

Announcement    Welcome! I am an artist based in Mississippi. My primary medium is acrylic on feathers. Free Shipping on all orders over $35. Follow me on Instagram @elainemaisel at on Facebook @FeatherMore. See my portfolio of work at elainemaisel.com


Last updated on May 27, 2020

Welcome! I am an artist based in Mississippi. My primary medium is acrylic on feathers. Free Shipping on all orders over $35. Follow me on Instagram @elainemaisel at on Facebook @FeatherMore. See my portfolio of work at elainemaisel.com


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About ElaineMaisel

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On Etsy since 2012

I love feathers!

I paint on feathers because I like how the shape, size, and specific demands of feathers challenges me creatively, focusing my attention on detailed, mindful, miniature work. Like watercolor, there is little room for error. Once my brush touches the feather, it cannot be erased. You will regularly find parrot, peacock, guinea fowl, and turkey feathers in my work. Most of the feathers come from small family farms that raise free-range fowl specifically for feathers that the birds have naturally dropped. I have personally met many of the birds that provide the canvases for my acrylic paint. Living and working in Ridgeland, Mississippi, I have been a member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi since the summer of 2012.


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    I moved to Mississippi in 2004 to teach at Mississippi State University in Starkville. In 2012, I left academia and moved to the state capitol of Jackson, where I've been working as an independent artist and musician ever since.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 27, 2020
My feathers are all locally and ethically sourced from Mississippi farms, pet owners, and local turkey hunters. All feathers are sterilized and cleaned before they are painted. All of my items are created with professional-grade, archival-quality materials.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I work hard to offer the highest quality with each item and take great care in packaging and shipping. However, if it is damaged during shipping or you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify me (via etsy "convo") and I'll be glad to work with you to be sure you are absolutely 100% satisfied with our transaction.

Returns will only be accepted in original condition.

After the returned item is received by me you'll be refunded with the same method with which you paid.
I accept payment by Paypal and Direct Checkout (credit card). Payments must be received within three days of placing the order.
In-stock items will be shipped within 3 business days of receiving payment. Depending on weight, items shipped within the US are sent at the rate for 2-3 day delivery or 3-5 day delivery.

International orders are typically shipped using First Class International. This service does not provide a tracking number or insurance. It does provide a Customs Declaration Number that can be used to locate a lost package.

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. If your country charges additional import taxes, these charges are the buyer’s responsibility to calculate and pay upon arrival.
Additional policies and FAQs
I handle only feathers that are legal to possess, use, and sell in crafting. There are both federal and state laws that govern what is allowed. To learn more about the laws that regulate feathers visit the section of my website where I explain: https://www.elainemaisel.com/bird-law Please feel free to get in touch if you'd like to learn more.

More information

Last updated on Oct 12, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Sending a gift? I would be happy to do the wrapping for you, free of charge. Just drop me a note (as you check out) to let me know you would like your purchase gift-wrapped. And if you would like to include a card, please let me know what it should say.

Care instructions

If you are purchasing a matted ready-to-frame piece, tips and instructions are included with your purchase. If you have general questions about the cleaning and care of feathers, please feel free to get in touch. I'll be glad to guide you and answer your questions.

Custom and personalized orders

I am not currently accepting new custom orders, but if you are looking for something that I don't have listed, get in touch to see if I happen to have just the thing you're seeking. I always have more art available than I have listed online, as I also sell my work in person and in local galleries.

Wholesale availability

While I am not currently set up as an Etsy Wholesaler, I do occasionally create large orders for wholesalers, stores and organizations, and would be glad to discuss the possibility with you.