These American Spirit Feathers are perfect for your hat or display.
American Spirit Feathers are available in approximately 6" and 12" sizes, wrapped with sinew for better grip in your hat band.
The 12" also have a leather wrap option to hang or display your Feather with. Make sure to request the leather wrap for you 12" in the comments of your order or it will be wrapped with sinew.
*PLEASE NOTE* American Feathers are made to order. Wait times will may be 1 to 3 weeks. Orders will be shipped in order of purchase date/time.
Thank you so much for your support and patience as I hand paint your own unique American Feather!
Before you order, I hope you will take a minute to read the story behind these American Feathers.
Thank you so much for your support in honoring Tyler and your interest in American Feathers. I hope that you will share your stories of service as well. I'd love to hear from you and see pictures of your feather on the American Feathers Facebook and Instagram page. Never Give Up, Chelsey
Tyler left this world on a Friday. It was July 16, 2010. He was killed in an accident at home after several deployments and years of service. The life we built together ended unexpectedly that day.
The care and thoughtfulness I received in the days following his passing not only helped me get through each day, but they changed my heart. I was so grateful to have the support of friends and strangers. It helped immensely to be surrounded by love at time where I felt so lost and alone. The smallest acts, a smile from a stranger or a call from a friend, meant the most to me at a time when I felt so empty. I knew somehow I would find a way to forward that kindness on into the world and honor Tyler in my own way. I also learned to never underestimate the power of small acts of kindness.
The day I painted the first American Flag Feather I was just expressing myself. I’ve always found peace and healing in various forms of art and American Flags have become a focus for me over the years after Tyler’s passing. Receiving the flag at his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery I remember it felt like it was the last bit I was given of him that I could hold onto and I held on to it desperately that day. Perhaps it really all started there.
When I look at these feathers, I see a culmination of memories and emotions beginning with the day I decided to join the Navy, to September 11th, to the first day of boot camp when I first met Tyler, not knowing he would be my future husband. They are infused with my memories of his days during BUD/S, to our first duty stations, to our wedding, to the many deployments and months, likely years in total, of long distance separation.
They represent the service and sacrifice of those that are close to me. They also represent the stories of service and sacrifice of those I don’t know. Lastly, American Feathers represent my appreciation and gratitude for all of the above.
When you see an American Feather, please know they mean all these things and more to me...most of all, I hope you will think of Tyler and remember him.
Never Give Up and Never Forget,
Tyler served in the Marines and later became a Navy SEAL. He was killed in an accident in 2010 after years of service and deployments.
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All American Feathers are currently made to order. Due to the amazing support and demand, there is a wait as many orders are placed at the same time. After you place your order via Etsy you should recieve a confirmation that includes your ship date. You can also see the estimated time it will take to ship on the Etsy listing before ordering. I truly appreciate your orders, support and patience as I create your own one of a kind American Feather!