daniAWESOME offers hand-made, one-of-a-kind feather fascinators, hair clips, and accessories. I put every piece together myself (with occasional help from friends and family), and there is thought and care in my craftsmanship. I want my pieces to make the wearer feel beautiful, special, and truly original. No two feathers are alike, and neither are two of my pieces.
As a graphic designer by trade, I try to bring the same attention to detail to my crafting that I would to a magazine spread or a logo. I carefully select and place feathers in a piece the same way that I would place words or photos into a layout. Though my materials are natural, I try to fit them together geometrically, like a puzzle.
Sourcing is very important to me. When possible, I source my pheasant and game bird feathers from local hunters, to ensure that I can put to use what others would throw away. I also scour flea markets, antique stores and garage sales to find the costume jewelry pieces and buttons that I use to adorn my work. I love to repurpose antiques… I think of them as the perfect Something Old. My peacock wedding fascinators encompass Old, New, and Blue all on their own!
I take great joy in custom design. It's truly satisfying when I can make a piece for a bride and hear her say, "This is EXACTLY what I wanted!" When designing for someone, no matter where they are located, I consult, have them send me inspiration boards and visual references, and I send them photos at each stage of the process to ensure the pieces come out perfectly. I work with brides on fascinators, bridesmaids' hair clips, brooches, boutonnieres, garters, earrings and much more.
How I cater to Offbeat Brides
I love and welcome all kinds of brides. Peacock brides, obviously, but nerd-chic brides, classic brides, vintage-loving brides. Even grooms can get in on the action with feather lapel pins. I love to be part of the start of someone's new life together. I'm honored every time, and I hope the pieces I create become true keepsakes for the brides and bridesmaids that wear them.
Examples of my work
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