This amazing shot is by Eric France, incredibly talented photographer and artist. ☀️#natureisgold #fashmob #handmade #wings #gold #goddess #artislife #livingart
Eric France strikes again with another fantastic shot. I love the timelessness of this one.
Headdress and model: yours truly @kaamorastreya 

#photography #portrait #portraitphotography #oldtime #headpiece #couture #skull #magic #serpentfeatherswhite-wings-roses-headdress-5kinaree-headdress-9royal-stag-headdress-8And now for something a bit darker This headpiece was custom made for the goddess you see here, @eden_amadora , with ribs and jaw bones from a fawn skeleton I found in my back yard. ❤️❤️
Photo by @sequoiaemmanuelle Amazing dress by @blacklotusclothing 
Headdress by @kaamorastreya 
MUA @aliciamariecampbell  #headdress #bones #dark #roses #goth #fashion #handmade #dressesIcing on the rocks - With sugar on top. Throw back to two summers ago when @vonwong and I did a shoot just for fun. This is a cropped image. We thought it was a little flat, so I plan to paint on a print of it. It's still too beautiful not to share though. The headdress was made from naturally dropped white peacock feathers, and vintage wedding lace. Dress is by @ritual_official, body paint by @icaruspheonix model & Headdress by @kaamorastreya ☁️❄️ #headdress #headpiece #peacock #feathers #bridal #wedding #weddingdress #couture #handmade #leather #costume #dress #fashiongolden-victory-headdress-ka-amorastreyawarrior-empress-headdress-serpentfeathersTrue Blue Masquerade Another rarely seen shot taken by @sequoiaemmanuelle . Its been fun to post the b-sides of past photo shoots. Been hiding some gems away for sure  This photo features a headdress made with naturally molted macaw feathers on a hand painted Venetian mask, with peacock plumage and amonites. I did the dress too. It lights up. Made it for #burningman , I hung the leftover fabric on this wall and Boom! Backdrop blues.  #butterfly #blue #headdress #headpiece #mask #masquerade #artistsoninstagram #handmade #feathers #magic #fantasy #dressup #costumeWhether you're team red ❤️,
Or team blue, one thing is true. We need each other. A bird needs two wings to fly. A person needs two eyes to see depth, and needs two legs to walk. Red arteries and blue veins carry blood in opposite directions, but both are vital for life. May we realize how much we are the same. We all want love. We all want health. We all want peace. We all want to feel safe. May we understand our differences as serving vital functions. To keep a delicate balance. To keep us from spiraling out of control, one way or the other. May we respect one another. May we celebrate one another. May we appreciate one another. Happy interdependence day. 
Photo by @sequoiaemmanuelle , models @chrysta_bell & @kaamorastreya , headdresses by yours truly (they're both for sale!) #redandblue #headdress #headpiece #hat #independenceday #strongertogether #sisters #besties #costume #dressup #chrystabell #magic #photoshootThe dashing darling @chrysta_bell in a Serpentfeathers paper cranes & cherry blossoms headdress. Stunner. 
Photo by @sequoiaemmanuelle ,
Headdress by @kaamorastreya 
#handmade #headpiece #headdress #cherryblossom #origami #chrystabell #fan #costume #hatsmirroir-magazine-features-ka-amorastreya-serpentfeathersred-butterflies-headdress-ka-amorastreya-serpentfeathersCottoncandycorn & I, in a snug pile, testing out the custom unicorn head piece I just made for someone special. It's unicorn approved! Want one? HMU!  #unicorn #roses #headpiece #costume  #fantasy #handmadevon-wong-photographs-ka-amorastreya-serpentfeathers-phoenix-bird-goddessSnow day! This white sparkling wonderland is so incredibly beautiful! Having lived in places with little to no snowfall most of my life, I find it absolutely beautiful. I admit it, I love being snowed in, and taking walks in the white woods. There is so much magic to create on days like this.
❄️❤️❄️ #snowqueen #winterwonderland #winterfashion #headpiece #snow #loveit #beauty #magic #purity #bridal #kaamorastreya #serpentfeathersFeeling golden today. Here's a lil end of the day selfie after AVL #fashmob . Met some lovely and talented artistic folk. Just what I wanted.  #fashmobavl #golden #goddess #handmade #couture #wings #natureisgoldVonWong Photographs Ka Serpentfeathers HeaddressLovely model Aurora, in a beaded Black Bird Headdress and collar, photographed by Eric France  #headpiece #headdress #goth #darkbeauty #wings #feathers #fashionphotography #portraitphotography #ashevilleart #serpentfeathersscarlet-rose-stag-headdress-7These ladies SLAYED with such beauty and grace! Thanks for attending my workshop!  Next up: Miami in March with @mokshafamilyartscollective, and NY in April @chapelofsacredmirrors, Gonna try and squeeze Miami and SoCal in there too. 

#headdress #headpiece #workshop #costuming #diy #costume #cosplay #artist #riverartsdistrict #ashevilleartistWant to learn to make a headdress with me? I'm coming to Encinitas, CA, March 31st - April 1st. Space is limited, and early bird tix are available through the 13th. 

Photo by Jamie Lim

#headdress #workshop #headpiece #serpentfeathersIt was a vulnerable day for a photo shoot... so tender, I am only now getting the nerve to post these images, as they show how fragile, well, broken I felt at the time. @yiazyang , the photographer, was amazing to work with, and so very sweet. It's funny looking back now, understanding the symbolism of what I was wearing, my own headdress signifying the life that blooms out of death, and an amazing cage corset by Fiori Couture, that holds candles, for vigil. I'm glad this chapter of my life is done, and happy to have some jewels of beauty that came out of it.  #yiazyang #headpiece #sorrow #brokenhearted #potraitphotography #lifeafterdeath #serpentfeathers❤️❤️ Super excited to be going back to @chapelofsacredmirrors and teach my third annual headdress workshop! It's a magical place, full of the incredible art work of @alexgreycosm and @allysongreycosm , (love these two dear hearts). Come make friends, enjoy the beauty of spring, and make some seriously badass headpieces with me. I'll show you how! 
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#headdress #headpiece #workshop #visionaryart #alexgrey #serpentfeathers #diy #kaamorastreya #art #retreat

Crowning Glory: Headdress Workshop – April 18th & 19th, Asheville, NC



Crowning Glory: Learn to Make Your Own Headdress with Kathryn Amorastreya, Asheville, NC, April 18th, 12PM-7PM, & April 19th, 12PM-7PM


Join us for this two-day intensive workshop, as we liberate the beauty and magic within, by expressing your unique and powerful qualities through crafting your own headdress. Make new friends, enjoy immersing yourself into a creative environment, and bring home a fantastic work of wearable art that you made!

To wear a crown, or a headdress, has long been a symbol of authority, sovereignty and divinity. Throughout the ages, and around the world, headdresses have been worn by deities, royalty, rulers, shamans, and ceremonialists, to indicate their divine nature and connection to God. They have also been worn as celebratory expressions, character development in story and ritual, indicators of belonging to a tribe or nation, festive occasions, and artistic statement. This workshop is a great opportunity to summon and embody the archetypes of your soul who are longing to be expressed. 



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We will begin with a multicultural exploration of how headdresses have been made and worn in the past and into the present, in a 90 minute presentation and slide show, full of stunning images of headdresses from all over the world. I will share my personal journey, process and philosophy with this art form, as well as the numerous materials and techniques that can be applied within this creative practice. Seeing the vast variety of materials, styles and possibilities will inspire your imagination, and help you envision the crown you will make. We will also discuss cultural appropriation, and how to make a headdress with awareness to cultural sensitivities. I will be offering an array of techniques and tips I have learned to help guide your process, and will hold a brief Q&A.

As you construct your headdress, I will be at hand to advise and assist the process, offer help with technique and design, and answer any questions you may have. There will be various demonstrations throughout the weekend, including the use of thermoplastics, feather work, structural support, and more.

After the completion of our headdresses, each participant will have an opportunity to show off their unique creation and share their experiences. We will also set up a mini photo shoot, and get some great pictures of you in your crown to share. 

The workshop will begin on Saturday, April 18th, from 12:00 PM – 7:00PM, and conclude on Sunday, April 19th from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 

This will surely be a fun experience to express yourself in a new way, make new friends, and surprise yourself with your newly discovered abilities. Every participant I have had in the past, has deeply enjoyed this time together, and has been delighted with the headdress(es) they took home with them.

Price: $295, Early bird tickets available through 3/14/2020, at $245.

Note: Materials not included. A huge part, (and a fun part!) of making your own headdress is sourcing your materials. The possibilities are limitless. I will provide a few basics, yet you will need to gather the creative components for your piece. I find this part of the process to be inspiring, and a lot of fun. Most of my headdress ideas come from shopping for things to create with. I will send out a materials list, via email, to each participant upon registration, which also includes ideas, tips and links to find what you are looking for.

It is encouraged to register early, as you will need a couple of weeks to gather your supplies, especially if you plan to order any items online.

You will receive more information and the address upon registration.

Important: Since space is limited to 15 participants, upon registration, you agree to a $75 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. No refunds will be given within 15 days of the workshop, unless someone is found to take your place, except in the case of health or family emergency. Thank you for understanding.

“It is usually our most precious gifts and unique traits that make us feel most vulnerable. No one else holds the exact combination of ability and artistry that you hold, and too often, we try to validate ourselves by comparing who we are to the rest of the world. You cannot be compared. You are here for a specific and wonderful reason. Let it out. Let it be.” – Kathryn

“I have been creating ceremonial tools, wearable art, and headdresses, out of a myriad of materials, for over fifteen years, and have learned much about what works and what doesn’t. I would love to share this knowledge with you, so that you don’t have to waste your time learning the arduous way.”

“I believe that every person has an important and irreplaceable gift to share with the world. Sometimes in life we are taught to keep ourselves hidden, but it is my wish to assist in bringing your brilliance out to shine. Bringing forth the essence of who you are, and celebrating your existence with beauty, is what brings me the greatest joy. It’s what I love about this work.  I am committed to expressing my unique beauty in every way that I can, and equally committed to helping you do it too.”



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