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March. Finally

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 3, 2015, 9:33 AM


It's been a REAL winter here in the Catskill Mountains and I'm looking forward to the warmer weather! Soon "masquerade season" will be over and I can start thinking about "festival season." 

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Thank you On Fire for Handmade for the feature! Check it out here: 
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CUSTOM ORDERS:  My available inventory of masks and other crafts can be found here: www.zibbet.com/daragallery, handmadeartists.com/shop/DaraG… here: www.etsy.com/shop/DaraGallery If you can't find what you need at these locations contact me for custom work. 

Custom Order Price List*:

- Brocade, satin or brocade/satin masks with a paper mache base: $35-$45, dependent on the cost of the embellishments. Note: I can create a less expensive brocade mask for $22-24 each (paper mache or pressed paper base). It will not have a felt  back, layered trims or a handmade fascinator. Contact me for a sample picture.

- Brocade or satin masks with a lightweight pressed paper base: $28-38, dependent on cost of embellishments.


- Mulberry paper/flower masks - paper mache and mulberry base, $35 - 37

- Handmade papier mache imp, goblin or bird/feather masks: $60-80 depending  on complexity.


- Vegetable Tanned Split Leather Masks with lace, satin and/or brocade finish - $36 to 42

- Vegetable Tanned Tooling Leather Masks $43-55 

- Victorian Ornaments: $18, multiples - $17 each


* Does not include a small design fee for some projects. Deposit may be required. See my Etsy  Store policy page for details. Couples masks or multiple orders receive slight discounts.


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UPCOMING EVENTS 

The February/March "masquerade season" is upon us, however, I am thinking of the upcoming Festival season. Here's my tentative schedule:

- Mayfaire on the Green, Holland Patent, NY - May 16 & 17 
- NY Capital District Renaissance Festival, Altamont, NY June 13 & 14
- Medieval Fantasy Renaissance Faire ?, Ansonia, CT, weekends June 20 - July 5
- Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park, NYC, September 2015
- Cairo, NY Apple Festival, Columbus Day Weekend, October 2015


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FaceBook business page: www.facebook.com/pages/Daragal…;

Please take a second to like It would be greatly appreciated!

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Sanitizing Feathers


When researching the proper way to sanitize bird feathers I came upon a lot of information - some of it good, some of it not so good and some of it just plain confusing. I have summarized the most useful info here in a blog on the subject: daragallery.wordpress.com/2013…

  

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Pink and Silver Steampunk Cuff Bracelet by DaraGallery
Pink and Silver Steampunk Cuff Bracelet
A pink brocade over leather cuff with two types of trim, gears, jeweled rivets, gold eyelets and a felt back.  It's for my niece who is under the weather and should match her hair. Yeah, her hair. 
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Pale Gold Champagne Masquerade Mask by DaraGallery
Pale Gold Champagne Masquerade Mask
Here's that lovely champagne brocade over paper mache this time, I completed the mask with a repurposed button and ivory pearl strands. 

More info: www.zibbet.com/daragallery/lig…
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Help! I'm thinking of renaming my dA site & online venues (Etsy, Goodsmith', etc). Which name do you like best? 

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10 deviants said Rose Mountain Studio
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8 deviants said DaraGallery
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7 deviants said Modern Maskology
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5 deviants said Dara Trahan Studio

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