Back in April at the QQW ‘Ye Olde Medieval Wedding Fayre’ I had the pleasure of exhibiting with some amazing suppliers. Two of those suppliers were Yvette of ‘The Preening Peacock’ and Terry of ‘Bridgercraft leatherware’… The husband and wife team join forces to create the most stunning headpieces and leather body armour fit for the most majestic of elven queens and warrior kings.
Whilst Yvette & Terry each work individually, they often collaborate on pieces combining their skills and knowledge, with Terry specialising in medieval, viking, fantasy, steampunk and utility ware and Yvette specialising in bespoke pieces that encompass the fantasy/faerie/cosplay/steampunk theme.
Each fantastical piece is uniquely and beautifully created using ethically sourced feathers & skulls (Yvette knows someone in the pest control business!) leather, felt, wool & fur….or anything that takes their fancy really! The time and effort that goes into each piece is clear in the quality of craftmanship and I fell in love with a piece that had to come home with me! (Obviously!)
Yvette and I talked about the possibility of a styled shoot, Yvette in particular liked the burning man theme, so that I could photograph some of her headpieces, and so it came to be that on a beautiful sunny Sunday with Pevensey Castle as our backdrop, some models (including Yvette herself) and a lot of sandwiches we created some awesome portraits of Yvette and Terry’s fabulous pieces.
With Festival season upon us, why don’t you take a peek at Yvette and Terry’s Facebook pages here and here and see if there’s something that takes your fantasy fancy? I myself, will be wearing not one, not two but THREE of their amazing creations when I go to Shambala Festival in August. I think it’s clear to say that they have gained a fan!
Here’s a few piccies to give you an inkling into the wonderous world of The Preening Peacock & Bridgecraft Leatherware… Enjoy!
Thanks for looking!