FeatherHeart Millinery - Hand made from the Heart

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About featherheartdesigns

Sales 20
On Etsy since 2010

From my Heart to my Head, to You!

After years of designing for print, for the past years on the computer, I longed for my days of creating and drawing by hand. So when I attended a gallery event with friends one evening, I created a simple headband with feathers to wear on my outing. I got compliments on the piece, but more importantly, it brought me back to the world of making things by hand! I had a background in fashion, sewing, textile design and screen printing but it had been years since I'd used those skills. Just like riding a bike, though, all the memories and feel-good sparks charged me up like a battery! Featherheart Millinery was born!

True to my nature, once I fell into making my headbands, my goal became to make larger headpieces and hats. And, so, I found myself learning about and admiring hat makers and wanting to enter the magical world of millinery. I joined boards, millinery forums and used my sewing and structure knowledge to teach myself until I was able to take classes from a wonderful milliner. From her, I learned blocking (constructing the hat bases), the art of French flower-making and honed my fabric dyeing skills. I use both conventional and unconventional materials in my pieces and keep a watchful eye on the environment for all my sources and work methods.

My work is a loving journey of not only what I learned in my classes, but what I learn every time I dream, think, ponder, plan, scheme about the next piece! I can truly say I send out a bit of my heart with every piece.

I hope to take you on that journey with me.

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
Thanks so much for visiting the FeatherHeart Etsy shop! I hope you find our items as unique as you are and look forward to being - in a small way - a part of your life. All items are made by hand, so, even if you order more than one, they will never be totally identical. Always, feel free to ask any questions about any of our products or policies. Again, welcome to FeatherHeart!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All work is guaranteed for workmanship when it leaves the studio. If there is something wrong with your piece upon your receiving it, you must notify us right away. We regret that we cannot offer refunds on custom orders.
All pricing listed is before taxes, if applicable, and shipping. Currently, PayPal is the payment method of choice. If you prefer to pay by check, please notify me. However, your check funds must clear before item is shipped.
Items are shipped Priority Mail from the US Postal Service. The service is economical, quick and reliable. If you prefer another shipping method or additional services such as insurance, please drop a line. If you are local to the south Florida area, you may opt to pick up your piece in person and thus saving shipping costs and time.
Additional policies and FAQs
If normal wear and tear or an accident damages your piece, you may have it repaired or even altered at reasonable cost to you. Most pieces are mainly wired or sewn, so, it's often possible to, for example - a headpiece you purchased for a special event but are likely not to use in your hair again - be turned into a pin to wear on your clothing or hat. We love custom orders and wholesale inquiries are always welcome.