Feathering in the USA
By Amy Witt
Seeking a feathery, bohemian, chic update to your existing wardrobe? Look no further than the latest designer on my radar, the Feather Junkie. Not only do I adore her jewelry, accessories, and online store, but Ashley Featherston success is pretty inspiring, too! Handmade in the heart of Dallas, Texas, a pair of purchased earrings along with hard work and determination contributed to Ashley’s triumph as a successful jewelry designer.
The graduate from University of North Texas with a degree in Fashion Merchandising, has created not only a trend but a lifestyle with…you guessed it, feathers! With her wide range of collections including feather earrings, necklaces, head pieces, jackets, and reconstructed cowboy boots, all products are individually and uniquely handmade in her home studio and not to mention all products are purchased and made in yours truly, America the Great.
With feathers always on the mind and driving the heart and soul of the business, feathers have inspired, evolved, and expanded The Feather Junkie business nationwide spreading from Dallas to Georgia to Kansas, Australia, and even France! Each feather is special and individual in itself. All of the feathers are 99% authentic rooster feathers with the 1% being vegan. Pre washed and dyed before the magic begins, they are stored in protective boxes. Each extension is hand-picked and wrapped together using a wrapping technique. This technique is designed for the feathers to conquer with you, your everyday routines with the ability to clip in or out, curl, wash, dry, or whatever you desire to your hair. Worn season to season, the beautiful collections with names like Love Ring, Grizzly Man, and Mother Earth feather earrings speak for themselves and never disappoint with endless possibilities for your next outfit.
The lover of yoga, berries, and coffee has a spontaneous personal style. Flaunting her Novella Royalle Bells and tee, a Spell Designs bag on her hip, mixed with an earthy aura and Nars blush, you will never catch this fashionista on the road without her favorite feather earrings. Ashley is currently in the process of expanding her mother ship with goals of starting a sister company and store fronts in the near future.
“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret to your success is found in your daily routine. Progress is progress no matter how small. The time is now. Your dreams don’t work unless you do. Whatever you have envisioned can be real. Work for it. Drive for it. Sleep for it. Live for it. In the meantime keep looking at the stars. It reminds you that you are a part of a bigger universe and that those minor things don’t matter as much as you think they did.”
5 things people don’t know about you?
1. I live off berries and Smart Water
2. My last name is real.
3. I’ve been driving the same car for 14 years.
4. A pretty sunset and flowers are the key to my heart
5. I do yoga everyday
Please visit thefeatherjunkie.com for ordering, purchasing, contact, and other information. Find them on instagram and Facebook!