“The Arrival” in Hawaiian
Russian inspired head piece. The piece in the photos has already been sold and is an example of what I will make you. This piece is made with unique custom jewelry adornments, yours will include similar but not exact pieces of jewelry and will be it's own distinct piece. Upon ordering you are free to ask for different colors and customizations if you choose.
Crown yourself with this beautiful wearable work of art Feather Headdress and feel the magic that comes with it! Get ready to steal the show, meet new exciting people, and make eyes light up when they lay eyes on you! These pieces are made to make you feel even more amazing than you already are....THIS is what it feels like to be a star!
I have been to burning man 8 times since 2008 and am VERY careful to make pieces that are durable and are not going to fall apart when they get to the playa and MOOP all over the place. Not all feather headdresses out there are made to withstand the playa, so keep this in mind when making your selection if you do not choose to have me make one for you! I have also developed a "Dusty B)i(rd" clean and care kit to ensure your feather pieces last a long time. This kit is available for purchase in the feather clean and care section
I have made over 500 Feather headdresses to date, as well as hundreds of feather earrings and ear cuffs. Everything I have sold is by my own hand with no assistance or outside help, so each piece takes several hours and even days to make from start to finish and are made with a lot of love and my full devotion. With each new piece I make, I learn something new and have improved upon my design. Even pieces I made a few months ago are not as immaculate as the ones I am making now. My workmanship has improved and I aim for excellent craftsmanship in each piece. The time and quality to make each piece has greatly increased since I first started making them back in 2011, which is why there will be a slight price increase over time.
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♥ This is a made to order item. Pieces in photos have been sold.
♥ I can fully customize this or any piece you see in my store (See below for all options).
Prices subject to change depending on materials and time.
♥ Please allow 1-12 weeks for completion. But please do not let that timeline scare you. You need it ASAP? Please message me and we can work something out. It all depends on my workload, inventory and the time of year. The average turn around time is 4 weeks, however I can make it for you as soon as a few days, please just let me know when you need it and chances are I can make it happen!
♥ I believe in clear communication! Feel free to send me a message here or even call or text me directly at 808-799-5755 to ensure I can have it made for you in time!
♥ If you would like to purchase now, just let me know what date you need it in your hands by during notes in checkout. If I cannot complete the order in time, I will give you a full refund immediately. If you purchase without any date in notes, I will assume it is not a rush order and complete as time permits.
♥ If you are not in a rush and can wait a few months, I will include the best feathers, communicate with you as I create the piece and some free gifts too! This also allows me to not rush and results in an even more immaculate piece!
♥ My pieces are NOT Native American Headdresses and do not fall under the category of Cultural appropriation. (scroll below for more info on this under the FAQ section)
Each piece is made with exquisite craftsmanship completely made by my hand, made to last through the harshest, windiest conditions so you can wear over and over again, and also display in your home.
Want a discount? Contact me for details on how... I also take payment plans - if you cannot afford the prices please don't hesitate to talk with me on how we can work something out for you!
Each piece is entirely handmade with love by me, and includes an authenticity tag "handmade by Michelle Curiel" they are also named and numbered (number is based on total mohawks I have made to date). This is not only a headpiece - it is a work of art from the heART!
If you would like to make a partial payment on an item, please let me know and I will setup a custom listing for you. We can break it into chunks of 2-4 payments. Payment is due in full before I ship your item out. Just let me know, I can work with you!
Many items are already ready to ship and will be shipped within a couple of days. If they are made to order it will typically take 1-4 weeks for me to make your item, depending on the item. However depending out the time of the year and inventory, it can up to 12 weeks (not likely though!). I am very flexible and can work around the date that you need it by, and it is possible for me to ship something out to you the next day with expedited shipping. Feel free to message me directly or call me at 808-799-5755 if you have any questions. Please let me know in notes during checkout the date that you would like to have your item in your hands, otherwise I will ship as soon as possible. If I cannot fulfill in the time you specify I will let you know and give you a full refund if you would prefer not to wait.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
If you place an order and I cannot fulfill an order by the date you need it, I will issue you a full refund immediately.
Your satisfaction is extremely important to me so if you are unsatisfied with a product I have made you, please let me know immediately and I will do whatever necessary to make you a happy camper! If it is a custom piece, there is no refund , however you can send it back and I will be happy to make some adjustments to it to your satisfaction! Please do not hesitate to contact me directly to discuss options so that we can come to an agreement where we both walk away happy! If there is something wrong with the item itself due to my own mistake I will be happy to pay for shipping for you to return so that I can fix it and in some cases issue a refund. Partial refunds are also an option depending on the situation.
I provide hair ties and step by step instructions along with a video on how to wear your mohawk. Once it's on - it's ON! In fact, they were designed to be able to withstand dust storms at Burning man! It is a piece that can literally be worn all day - I even slept in mine once. If you follow the instructions on how to wear it and really secure it in place(super tight hair ties, extra hair gel!!!), you should not have any problems with it falling off. I also can add an adjustable strap if you have little to no hair or would like the option at your request.
If there is no drop down option in the listing, just let me know in notes during checkout and I will add an adjustable strap to your mohawk.
If you can think it up, I can make it! Contact me to discuss if you do not see what you are looking for. I love to take on new projects. More examples of my work can be found at www.facebook.com/artfromtheheART or feel free to add me at facebook.com/artisticalshell and take a look through my albums or tagged photos of people proudly the pieces I have made for them!
Yes! At your request, I will email you a photo of the exact one you will be getting before I send it out so that I get your seal of approval! I can also Skype, Facetime or send you a video at your request.
I don't place a limit on perfection. I will make as many changes as necessary until you are happy with it! Extra charges may apply if you request something that is going to take a lot longer to create or if it has to be special ordered.
They're actually quite light - as feathers!
+Smaller feather mohawks are about 2.5-4 ounces
+Larger Mohawks are about 6-9 ounces.
+Headdresses can be anywhere between 6-1.5 pounds depending on what materials are used. 95% of the time they are always under a pound.
Please allow about 1-4 weeks for me to get it made for you and shipped out so you can rock this baby out on the town, party, rave, festival, carnival, mardi gras, photoshoot, concert, New Years Eve, Halloween - anywhere you want to WOW people and turn heads, this is what you need!!!
NOTE: If you need it by a specific day sooner than the 2-4 week waiting period, please let me know so we can work something out. 95% of the time I can make it within the time period that you need, as soon as a next day turnaround!
US ORDERS: Once it it ready, unless otherwise specified I will ship your item via USPS Priority Shipping which takes about 3-5 business days. If it is time sensitive I will send via USPS Priority express which takes 2 days to arrive. If you would like to use FedEx or UPS please let me know, additional charges will apply.
Everywhere else: I use registered mail, which takes 6-10 business days. If this is time sensitive then I can send via Global Express shipping for an additional fee and takes about 5 business days to ship as long as customs does not hold your item back. UPS and FedEx are also options for an additional fee.
Detailed instructions on how to wear your feather mohawks built on a clip can be found in this video
Once it's on, you rest be assured that it will be on securely and comfortably - I've even forgotten that I have it on sometimes! Holds on tightly with a with a banana clip & hair ties (included). No headband needed! This is something you can wear to a party and swing your head in any direction without feeling like it might fall off! FUN!
Absolutely! Let me know which company you prefer to ship. Additional charges may apply.