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Trace Telford


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars


Sales 779
On Etsy since 2015

Creative & Innovative designer - making unique sustainable works of art

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Tracey Telford is a creative and innovative designer in the heart of the beautiful English Cheshire Countryside. Proud to be the true original "British Feather Bow Tie company", the first worldwide to make a perfectly matching range of wearable artwork in feather dial swiss quartz watches, bow ties, lapel pins, flowers, hat pins, bouquets, fascinators. A one stop shop for all matching accessories, brides & grooms and matching mens and womens' accessories. Also creating Feather Wall art mandalas, Feather gun box artwork in Collaboration with Cheshire Woodworking. New in, Feather artwork for Humidors and jewellery boxes. Running Laser Engraving Courses in Chester, Cheshire UK. Creating innovative designs in wood on her laser engraving machine.

Many consumers are seeking luxury goods that are connected to authenticity and place. Constantly striving to look through the sheer volume of mass produced goods to find something uniquely special that has been carefully hand crafted and considered.

Creating a new path within the luxury accessory market with this line of individually and exquisitely hand crafted, or laser cut gifts.

What makes our products different to others you might ask? The use of beautiful best quality British silks, taffeta silk & linen silk hand made bases, the feathers have a special combination of materials applied to them, which affords them a strong level of protection against unzipping easily without changing the colour, look and beauty of the natural feather. This makes them more durable to wear. Our Wood is only ever FSC certified for sustainability.

Each piece has been created and designed exclusively with the modern and status conscious person in mind. It is our detailed work, handmade silk base bows, unusual unique designs and protective materials unique to our company plus a five star service, with over 80 reviews on Etsy alone to date that set us apart.

No one can be too large to wear our products. Our base bow ties are crafted to fit neck sizes from the smallest page boy / ring bearer, to the largest person, as they are handmade. Our standard bows go to 22" in size and we can make larger on request with pleasure.

We love custom orders especially for feather artwork and wood designs, just press the custom order button to discuss your ideas directly with our friendly designer/artist Tracey Telford.
Website is

Shop members

  • Tracey Telford

    Owner, Designer, Plumassiere Artist

    I love to create sustainable artwork from these beautiful feathers & FSC wood. We have been recognised by the American Craft Council for original unique stylish designs, also by Chester University for entrepreneurial business and unique designs.

  • Bill Telford


    I love living in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside running a business that recycles feathers that would otherwise go into landfill. We use FSC Wood in our artwork designs.

  • Sam Telford

    Photographer, Videographer

    Photographer & videographer extraordinaire!

Shop policies

Last updated on 07 August, 2020
We love creating unique beautiful wearable and sustainable pieces of art using the incredibly beautiful feathers, silks and satins. Customer service is paramount. For information about the attention to detail, products and a fun service please read the reviews, our customers speak for us. Note that feathers can be damaged with rough handling like a lot of materials, so we recommend handling them with care, sorry if this is stating the obvious.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 21 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 personalised orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
IMPORTANT - CONDITIONS OF RETURN - As we make all our items to order, they are generally non returnable. However, if you are unhappy with your order upon receipt, or part of your order upon receipt, or any damage has occurred to your item in transit, please convo me on Etsy straight away, or e-mail telfordtracey [!at] as soon as possible, send a photo and we will work out a solution as fast as we can. Please ensure that you check the address you have provided carefully. If you provide an incorrect address the parcel will be returned to us, however for international parcels it could incur returns fees and we will not be responsible for return fees or re-posting costs if the address provided originally was incorrect. The return fees from the US to the UK are expensive. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs, including any levied import duty and VAT. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. If making an international return, mark it as a returned merchandise, DO NOT mark it as a sale, merchandise or gift, or it will incur expensive customs charges & we will not accept the parcel, so it will be returned to you & you will incur further costs. Returns must be in original gift box packaging. If the item has been worn, then the item can not be returned. There must be a returns agreement in placed between the seller & buyer before the item in returned. Customer service is absolutely PARAMOUNT to us.
I accept all major credit and debit cards and Paypal.

Here you can checkout with Paypal without having a Paypal account. To pay follow this simple process:

1) During checkout, select the Paypal option and select "checkout with paypal"
2) Instead of choosing to pay with your PayPal account, select the option to pay with a debit or credit card.
3) You will then be prompted to fill in your billing and credit card information.
4) You will need to enter your email address so PayPal can send you a receipt.
5) Click Continue to return to Etsy Checkout to review and submit your final order.

Your payment isn't sent until you click Submit Order on Etsy.

1. I will send you a note that I have received your order within 24 hours of purchase.
2. Your item will be shipped within the time specified on the individual listing, unless otherwise notified as they are handmade to order, unless already available in stock, allowances for public holidays need to be made.
3. All items are shipped via Royal Mail UK Postal Service unless otherwise requested. Upgrades are available upon request; use the contact me button to make enquiries for this. For U.S. customers they are shipped to U.S.P.S. Provision of a contact telephone number in our experience is useful to add to the parcel to streamline delivery on occasions (your data is never shared with other parties).
4. I will happily ship straight to a third party as a gift for you, as well as include a personal note as requested, just leave me the information in the "note to seller" at checkout.

There are certain countries thatwe unfortunately cannot ship to, which are:





Ivory Coast





North Korea


Sao Tome & Principe





Western Samoa

1. Domestic delivery within the U.K. - first class 1-2 business days, expedited can be requested as an upgrade, please contact us to ensure the item is ready to post.
2. For delivery to the U.S. from the U.K. while packages generally arrive in the U.S. in 5 business working days, please allow up to 2 weeks for International deliveries at busy times before requesting a refund for lost mail or non-delivery. Whilst normally very reliable services both the postal service and customs can experience problems occasionally and thank you for your understanding. To date we have never had a parcel go missing using these methods, or be unduly delayed in the process. For expedited rush delivery via UPS please contact for upgrade information.
3. EU - delivery 3-5 business days, though outlying areas can take longer. Expedited service via UPS is available upon request.
4. Rest of the World - as per U.S. without USPS comments.
Please remember that shipping around any holiday period can be unpredictable and priority upgrades are recommended to ensure faster delivery times.

IMPORTANT NOTE: International buyers are responsible for ANY and ALL customs charges, taxes and additional postage fees, this includes any fees incurred if the parcel is returned to the seller undelivered due to an incorrect address or other reason not the fault of the seller.

Bow Ties and Lapel Pins are packaged in a beautiful wooden roll top keepsake box (you can request engraving, names, dates, messages). They are packaged then into a bubble wrap which is placed inside a double wall super strength cardboard box to keep them safe from damage that may occur in transit. Fascinators, hats and flower pins also have suitable protective sturdy boxes and additional outer wrapping. All of my items are handmade in the UK, from the Accessory bases and the packaging.

In a hurry? please send me a message (convo) on Etsy before you buy, contact us button. I have a quick turn around generally, but do get large orders particularly as we specialise in Weddings, Red carpet events, and Film & TV and our items are popular with Collectors worldwide. I want to ensure I meet your needs before accepting an expedited order, which is why you won't find it as an option without requesting it.

For U.S. and International Orders all parcels will be tracked and you will be provided with a tracking number to enable you to see exactly where the last record is at any one time for your awaited delivery. If you need help with your tracking please ask.
Domestic U.K. delivery, unless it is a specifically large order I don't send the item tracked or signed for however you can request this service if you prefer. Next day guaranteed delivery by 1pm the following day is potentially available upon request as an upgrade.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

*Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

*Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

Custom Orders -

After purchase is completed, I will contact you within 24 hours using the convo on Etsy to discuss your ideas. Each custom order will have a custom order fee added depending upon the complexity of the work required. Dying of feathers to specific colours for example. Buying fabrics in different colours to those in stock for example.

I will work with you on any revisions until you are happy with your custom order. A standard quote includes two revisions. I will send you photographs of products as we develop the designs together. If more than two revisions are required you will receive an amended quotation.

Please make any deadline dates clear allowing for posting times from the UK.

Do bear in mind that all computer monitors show colours so the finished item may vary slightly from the colour you see on your screen. I try my best to represent the colors as accurately as possible, I photograph them in natural daylight and don't enhance colours or brightness. If you have any questions or concerns about colors, I’m more than happy to answer any of your questions. I have posted dyed sample feathers out to customers where there is time to have them hold it against the garment. I also accept fabric samples being sent to me so I can colour match here for you.

Any queries about the custom process just contact me.


Q - Can I order a design you have with different colors than the options you have?
A - Yes you can. This would equate to a custom order, so hit the custom button and ask the question to check I have the colours available in feathers that you are looking for.

Q- Do you offer larger sizes in your neckties, as the average can be only up to 18".
A- Yes, during checkout there is an option to leave a note to seller. Just state the necktie size that you would like it to go up to. Our bow ties are extendable to at least 22" on average and as they are handmade to order can exceed this upon request too.

Q - I want to send this as a present, can I send it somewhere else?.
A- Yes, I can post items to another address, write the name and address at checkout, plus any message you would like adding to it. We will put in a gift invoice to hide the price.

Q - What about care instructions? How do I look after it so it lasts?
A - I include care instructions in the with gift, simply handle by the centre fabric ring for bow ties, resist the temptation to stroke the very strokable feathers and keep boxed when not in use.

Q - Should I damage an item, or should I have an accident with the item do you offer a repair service.
A - Yes we will happily repair an item as long as it doesn't look like the family labrador has retrieved it. This will incurr a charge. Send us a photo over this convo for a quotation on repair and shipping costs. Return shipping will be paid for fully by client in these circumstances.

Q - Can I wear these bow ties on a daily basis?
A - Yes you can, however some feathers are strong and more resilient than others, so contact me for advice on which ones suit that purpose more than others. For example guinea fowl is a resilient feather whilst Woodcock is the most delicate.

Q - Do you sell wholesale?
A - I will consider wholesale, depending on workloads and offers, convo for information.
Privacy policy

Who we are
Here at FeathergamebirdsUK Cheshire we are committed to maintaining the trust of all Team Members and visitors to our social media pages and the Etsy team page. We will never share your personal details, and will never use your personal details without your express permission. We’ve created a Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect and how we use it, and also what we do to keep it all secure.

We take data security and the safety of our customer information very seriously and in line with upcoming legislation, we only wish to contact you with relevant and requested information.
We do love to keep in touch with regular updates of new lines, SALE, offers and invites to upcoming events and pop up shops.
Maybe you could you take a minute to update us on your preferences.

Types of data Etsy collect
Social Media - and Etsy - use cookies to collect information. This includes information about browsing and purchasing behaviour by people who use these websites. This includes information about pages viewed and products purchased. We do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details. If you wish to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.

Consumer Information
When you purchase a product, your name and email address will be stored online, in our Paypal account for accounting purposes only. Paypal is fully GDPR compliant, and be assured that your details are safe. We will only ever use your contact details for the purpose you provided them for, or to offer you very occasional discount on future purchases as a valued customer. Any paper copies of your details are retained securely in our business premises only accounting purposes & will be destroyed after 7 years.

Your details will be held securely online, within Paypal, however they will not be used for any other reason, and we would never share your contact details without your express consent.

Links to privacy policies:
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Access to your personal information
You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to me at feathergamebirdsuk [!at]

Option 1 - Please keep me updated with news, events in my area, SALE, seasonal updates and promotions.

Option 2 - I no longer wish to receive marketing emails but would still like to receive new season brochures

Option 3 - I don't wish to receive any marketing emails

Please email your preferred option

This Privacy Policy was created on 24th May 2018.

More information

Last updated on 09 May, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

We will work with you on revisions until you are happy with your custom order as follows:- two revisions are included in your original quotation, so it helps if you have a clear idea on your colour scheme and design preferences. Look through the sales section on our shop to see what is possible before placing your custom order request. Further revisions will potentially be billed at £5 each revision due to the time it takes.

All computer monitors show colours differently, also natural feathers vary slightly in colour from bird to bird.

To buy in additional feathers for your custom order, the cost will be bourne by the customer and I will agree this in advance with you before ordering, so you can monitor costs to help budgeting.

Sizing details

For Sizing Details please see each individual product, as sizes are contained in the description to help you. Items are also shown worn on some products which will give you a better indication of what they look like when worn.

Q- Do you offer larger sizes in your neckties, as the average can be only up to 18".

A- Yes, during checkout there is an option to leave a note to seller. Just state the necktie size that you would like it to go up to. Our bow ties are extendable to at least 22" on average and as they are handmade to order can exceed this upon request too.

Care instructions

Q - Can I wear these bow ties more than once?
A - Yes with careful handling our clients frame them following weddings regularly.

Q - Do you provide Care Instructions.
A - Yes, simply handle the bow ties by the centre fabric ring ONLY and resist the temptation to stroke the feathers and keep boxed when not in use.

Q - Do feathers split at the edges a little.
A - Our feathers have archival museum specialist treatments applied that gives them high durability & waterproofing. Should they get knocked accidentally a dab of strong hair lacquer on a finger fixes them back in place. We also offer a repair service if you need it.

Wholesale availability

A - I will consider wholesale, depending on workloads and offers, convo for information.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Sending to another address as present
Q - I want to send this as a present, can I send it somewhere else?.
A- Yes, I can post items to another address, write the name and address at checkout.

Q - Can my item be gift wrapped upon request.
A - Yes, request on checkout.

Can you ship to Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia,

Feathers are listed as prohibited items in Australia so we are unable to ship to Australia at this time. We also can not ship to Vietnam & Indonesia.

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