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These raspberry lace and maroon velvet flower epaulets are upcycled from bra pads, Christmas flowers, scraps of sequins lace, a dress, and glass beads.  The custom-sized*  sparkly bead necklace that connects the embellished bra pads, fits over your head and the epaulets cup your small or medium shoulders naturally. For festivals, holiday parties, costume parades, or anytime you need a quick transformation of character. Handstitched. One of a kind.

Velvet Christmas Upcycled Flower Epaulets

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  • 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.


    The maroon bra cups on these Velvet Christmas, wearable art epaulets are covered in raspberry lace and embossed velvet poinsettia flowers. Each flower has a glass bead center. Crushed velvet, glass beads, and raspberry sequin lace crown the wired edge of each bra cup with a festive and regal air. The inner edge of the epaulets is finished cotton fishnet crochet yarn and a signed label. The cups fit small to medium size shoulders and the necklace that connects them is custom sized.*


    No returns.


    *For the perfect fit: measure between shoulders with a measuring tape. From inside shoulder bone across to inside bone on the other shoulder.  (NOT outter 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. 



    a fancy 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 or collar necklace and/or tassel, big statement, or puzzle, earrings from my upcycled jewelry collection

    And top it off with an upcycled hat.



    Read about whimsical epaulets in my story gallery at

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