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Become that mysterious sparkling "bird" that stops the show, in these iridescent sequin leaf epaulets, upcycled from used clothing. Without fuss, slip the wide satin collar, that the draped gray epaulets are attached to, over a simple gray, purple, or black dress and instantly transform your character from ordinary to extraordinary. Handstitched. One of a kind. All size.

Black Collar Upcycled Leaf Epaulets

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  • These black collar, wearable art epaulets are made from repurposed bra pads, a dress, and 2 tops.  The bra cups are covered in draped gray synthetic fabric. Pointy black leaves with iridescent sequins sparkle from in between the folds of the wing-like design. They are stitched to a woven collar made of black satin strips, that easily fits over your head. The cups fit small to large size shoulders. Signed label. 

    A conversation starter, these whimsical epaulets, for goddesses embracing the wacky feminine, are artfully designed and handmade by Asheville artist Jennifer Dehner. They are upcycled epaulets, and except for the thread, are made with all used materials that have been cleaned, deconstructed, and repurposed, instead of ending up in the landfill.

    Perfect for festivals, holiday parties, costume parades, or anytime you need a quick, and radical transformation into an elegant character of mystery. 

    No returns.


    Iron collar on a LOW setting. DO NOT iron the sequin leaves. Lightly steam the epaulets to fluff.

    Styling ideas: 

    Go to my SHOP where all whimsical wearable art accessories for sale, are arranged by color. Mix and match imagining the costume possibilities!


    Upstyle Everyday Wear: for goddesses embracing the wacky feminine wear on a tube, boat, scoop, or turtle neck, top, or dress. 


    Costume Character Ideas: Cruella, Ravenna the Evil Queen, Morrighan the Raven



    wear over a knit sweater or a lacey puffy sleeve or sleeveless blouse, a corset, or a velvet jacket



    a black, gray, or purple - crinoline, long taffeta or velvet skirt, or palazzo pants.



    short or long, light and frilly or velvet or knit, turtle, scoop or sleeveless dress



    layer pants, a skirt, or a dress with a (sort of) matching pirate wench upcycled skirt

    Add embellished sleeves 

    a black upcycled hat...which reminds me...I need to make some


    Read about whimsical art epaulets in my story gallery at

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