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A is for Antlers

Just in case, one day you feel like wearing antlers. Found these unique statement hair accessories featuring antlers.

This headpiece features real shed deer antlers, a bird’s nest made of twigs by milliner Belle McCluskey of Boring Sydney. Her shop is based in Seattle, Washington.

Antlers and Birds Nest by milliner Belle McCluskey of Boring Sydney

Here’s a headdress of real shed antlers & feathers by Austin-based designer Devin Willow of Devin Willow Designs. Not your typical hat.

Antlers Headdress by Devin Willow Designs

 

Antlers headpiece made of yarn from the Polish shop Celapiu. Sisters Celina and Maja design and create cold-weather accessories from their studio in Kraków, Poland.

Antlers Headpiece by Celapiu

 

A trivia: The term antler comes from the Old French word antoillier which means “branch” or “horn”.  Except for the reindeer, only the males of the deer family grow antlers.  Usually, these branch-like horns are shed and regrown.  In some species, particularly those in the arctic and temperate regions, shedding occurs annually.  For others, the horns can last for years and certain species never shed at all. [source]

*I  do not mind re-purposing antlers as long as they are naturally shed and not forcefullytaken from animals.  Do you like them?

(3) Comments

  1. I love antlers, thank you for including my set!

    1. You’re welcome Belle!

  2. I love this post! Antlers all the way. 🙂

    I also have a similar post today (http://helloscarlettblog.com/2014/02/04/the-young-couple-and-their-antlers/). It’d be great to hear your thoughts!

    Wonderful blog.

    Emory

    helloscarlettblog.com

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