Creative Cockades

Greenville, South Carolina On Etsy since 2011

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Creative Cockades

Greenville, South Carolina | 1,501 Sales

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Note from shop owner Thanks for stopping by! My online shop is closed until Tuesday while I attend a family reunion. Feel free to look for more info at my website.


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 2, 2020

Thanks for stopping by! My online shop is closed until Tuesday while I attend a family reunion. Feel free to look for more info at my website.


Heather Sheen

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Heather Sheen


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About creativecockades

Sales 1,501
On Etsy since 2011

Every Cockade Has A Story To Tell!

Every time I research a cockade design from history, I find a cool new story to share!

People wore cockades to support a cause, mourn the deceased, show their rank or just to be patriotic. Since many of them were individually hand-made (just like mine!) they have so much personality. I love trying to get "inside" the person who made the cockade, to see why they cared enough to make it and wear it.

As I discover their stories, I get excited about sharing the stories - through my cockades and through my weekly "Cockade Column" emails. If you'd like to hear some of the cool tidbits of cockade history I share, you can sign up here. (I promise not to spam you!)

Cockades have been around for centuries as a useful device for identifying yourself with a party or cause. Nearly all European nations have used them and they have a long history in the United States as well.

I have enjoyed finding out the symbolism in different colors and emblems. Cockades were made out of paper, palm fronds, ribbon, and cotton, just to name a few. Emblems in the center included military buttons, stars, slogans, pictures of famous people, cotton bolls and even seed corn!

I have tried to include a little history with each cockade description so that you can learn about these little tidbits of the past too. For more info and pictures of originals, check out my website at

I make many of my cockades in modern polyester ribbon for the budget-conscious history lover, but I am always happy to create any style in authentic silk ribbon. Just ask!

Shop members

  • Heather

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I love re-creating history, whether it's sewing historical cockades or participating in a reenactment of a historical event. People used cockades to tell their stories in the past... I want to help YOU tell your story with a cockade TODAY!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2014
Welcome to my shop! I love researching and re-creating the cockades of history. Each cockade has a story about the person who wore it, and I love bringing those stories to life with my cockades.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you don't see exactly what you want, contact me directly and I'll work with you to make a cockade you like. I can only accept returns when the cockade and packaging is in perfectly new condition, as determined by me.
I take credit card or Paypal in my shop. If you need to cancel your order for any reason, let me know quickly as I usually ship within 24 hours - sometimes within 1 hour!
All items will be carefully packaged and shipped USPS First Class or Priority Mail.

International buyers should allow an extra 2-3 weeks for shipping time (though it can be less for some countries). I cannot track a package once it leaves American shores. Wait at least 3 weeks before worrying that a package might be lost. :)
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me directly for wholesale and group rates.