This headdress was intended as an accompanying piece to my coat “Shannara” but, could be worn with any number of looks. I have been itching to create a headpiece using antlers and fur for some time now and when I came across the fur piece at a local leather crafts supply shop, I knew it was time.
The antlers are, obviously, not real and are plastic from a Christmas floral pick. Real antlers are bone and are too heavy to use for most headpieces of this type. The twigs and pine cones are from the nature paths near my home and the rest of the floral accents are from the craft store. The headdress was built on a millinery base and attached to a headband.
Having never made a headdress of such an intricate and layered nature before, it was a challenge. I learned quite a few new millinery methods and techniques and would welcome more projects of this sort. I am more than pleased with how this initial effort turned out and can’t wait to see it on a particular friend of mine with her glorious mane of hair!