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I hope your area of the world is sunny and warm today! It’s FINALLY spring in Michigan!
My fiance and I are getting married in New Orleans… complete with a Second Line Parade Band! I need an umbrella/parasol– and I accidentally found this umbrella from this fancy Parisian store that I am IN LOVE WITH! I’ve done my searching— I can’t find anything like this online, for sale, etc… So maybe I could make one?
Do any of you know what type of feather that might be?
And what if I bought a simple lace umbrella and weaved the feathers into it? Or adhesed it somehow? I’m not even going to try and duplicate that stunning silver handle!
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@nl: Thanks, NL!
I asked some crafters on Etsy for a quote… But I sincerely think I have the time (5 months.. and I’m not working) to make this myself!
The photo looks like 3 rows of ostrich feathers- which are way more expensive than turkey feathers (feather boa feathers!)..
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Definitely ostrich feathers. And I think it’d be very easy to replicate. Fine a cute parasol you like. You can sew any lace you want onto it. Then just use a hot glue gun and glue the feathers on in three rows. You’d need to do a layer under the feathers and another on top to seal them. I’ve done some costumes with ostrich feathers and have found hot glue to work very well. E-6000 would work, too. If you went that route, I’d recommend you use a dab of hot glue to keep the feathers in place while the E-6000 dries.
For the handle, you could spray paint it silver, glue sequin ribbons onto it, or cover it in rhinestones (plastic or crystal).