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Happy September!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 1, 2015, 9:01 AM

Masquerade Ball Season Begins!

Need a place to wear one of my masks? How about this Hudson Valley event?:… 

DaraGallery is proud to be one of their featured local artisans.

Masquerade Ball and Saint-Germain Market Fair. The Bash presents Masquerade Ball and Saint-Germain Market Fair.

~*~*~*~ UPCOMING EVENTS ~*~*~*~

DaraGallery will be at the following events: 

- Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park, NYC, Sunday, October 4th 2015

- Cairo, NY Apple Festival, Columbus Day Weekend, October 2015 


Thank you On Fire for Handmade for the feature! 
Check it out here:…


CUSTOM ORDERS: My available inventory of masks and other crafts can be found here:,… here: 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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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:…



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Golded Brocade Couples Masks with Venise Lace by DaraGallery
Golded Brocade Couples Masks with Venise Lace
Preparing sets for Mardi Gras can't begin too early. 

I bought a little extra Venise lace awhile back for a custom order and finally got a chance to play with it. 

More info:…
Turquoise Brocade Masquerade Mask by DaraGallery
Turquoise Brocade Masquerade Mask
The fascinator on this one turned out quite nice. Blue satin brocade over paper mache.

More info:…
Champagne Satin Brocade And Leather Mask by DaraGallery
Champagne Satin Brocade And Leather Mask
I like how both the mask and this photo turned out. It's a pale gold satin brocade with a dragon motif over flexible leather.  More info:…
Paper Mache Masks Wip by DaraGallery
Paper Mache Masks Wip
Some of my pre-Halloween custom orders and WIPs. The last two weeks have just been restocking after the seasonal rush. 

Help! I'm thinking of renaming my dA site & online venues (Etsy, Goodsmith', etc). Which name do you like best? 

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



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TheArtofLaughinAnnie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favs! :) Much appreciated! 
MyVersionofArt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:!
Alice-de-Paris Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the favorite! :D (Big Grin) 
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TheArtofLaughinAnnie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves! Much appreciated! :) :heart: 
caddman Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
    Dara ....Much thanks for the :+fav:S ...:hug::heart:
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.....:iconthanksforthefavplz:SS my friend ...:rose: :love:
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