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These upcycled blue fringe, lace, and hydrangea flower epaulets for parties, parades, or festivals, will instantly transform your outfit or costume into that of a romantic - duchess or courtesan - goddess, with a clownish touch of ridiculousness. They look like an embellished fashion piece from the Rocco or Baroque period, except that bra pads, from which they are made, weren't yet invented. Like a necklace with shoulder pads, each whimsical epaulet is connected by a string of diamond and pearl beads, that fits over your head easily. Handstitched. One of a kind. All upcycled materials.

Blue Fringe Upcycled Flower Epaulets

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  • The cream bra cups on these whimsical epaulets are covered in a shiny blue flowery lace. A cluster of wispy white hydrangea flowers, each having a blue and silver protruding glass bead stamen, are blushed with yellow, peach, green, and blue. They crown the wired edges of the epaulet and trickle down into the 4" long thickly twisted fringe, which is upholstery trim.


    The embellished epaulets are romantic and regal and absolutely ridiculous. They have a comical air reminiscent of Carol Burnett's episode of Gone With the Wind. Their interior edge is finished with a sparkling gold and aqua ribbon and a signed label. The cups are large and deep and will fit any size shoulder and the necklace that connects them is custom sized.*


    Wear them for festivals, holiday parties, costume parades, or anytime you need a quick, and ridiculously over-the-top romantic transformation of character. 


    A conversation starter, these  wearable art 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 which have been cleaned, deconstructed, and repurposed, instead of ending up in the landfill.

    No returns.


    *For the perfect fit: measure between shoulders with a measuring tape. From inside shoulder bone across to inside bone on other. NOT outer edge! provide info in comments section upon checkout. No measuring tape? Use a string and then measure the string on a ruler.

    Care: to fluff up the flowers use a tea kettle and steam lightly.

    Styling ideas: 

    Click on "Shop". All whimsical wearable art accessories 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, dress, or a jean jacket. 


    Costume Character Ideas: Little Bo Peep, French Courtesan, Frilly Clown, Nature Nymph, Flower Princess, Garden Tart, Flower Floozie



    a fancy puffy-sleeve peasant or lacey blouse, a corset, or a velvet or brocade jacket



    a matching color crinoline, long taffeta or velvet skirt, or flare-leg pants.



    short or long, light and frilly or velvet, knit, or brocade 



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

    Add embellished sleeves 

    a choker, collar, or long pendant upcycled necklace

    and/or tassel, big statement, or puzzle, upcycled earrings. 

    found in my upcycled jewelry 

    And top it off with an upcycled fascinator hat.



    Read about whimsical art epaulets in my story gallery at


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