365 New Orleans: Marigold Pascual

 

365 New Orleans is focused on local artists and businesses. Every single day, for one year, a new person or place will be highlighted. Follow along on Instagram: @365NewOrleans 

 

Marigold Pascual started making fascinators that were Saints themed, about 9 to 10 years ago. When she brought them into work, her co-workers were dying for one of their own. While Marigold had been known for her jewelry before this, her focus then shifted more to fascinators. She crafts them so that they are built to last. You can have a beautiful pieces that will have longevity.

Let her bio give you the rest of the details:

Making art is a wonderful release for me. I like the challenge of taking raw materials and turning it into something that I can wear. I love looking at items that I enjoy collecting and figuring out ways to make them into something beautiful and whimsical.

I see each piece I create as a work of art. We hang art on our walls, and place art on the shelves, put sculptures on pedestals, and that’s where many pieces stay. I don’t think that art should be limited to those constraints, and my goal is to create art for our bodies – so that each day we can partake in making ourselves artful, and each day we expose others to art.


Wear Your Art.

 

 

1. What products and services do you offer? 

I make feather and flower fascinators along with headdresses. I’m also known for the zipper necklaces I make.

 

2. How long have you been in business? 

I’ve been making the fascinators for 10 years. Selling jewelry and head pieces though – about 15 years.

 

3. How do people find you online? 

4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

I make all of it the pieces by myself! I have to find suppliers and forge relationships. There is a lot of prep work that goes into making a piece. There is a technique and engineering to all of it. To make it sturdy, you have to build structural elements to the fascinators.

 

5. Lagniappe Info. 

To purchase some of my pieces, you can visit Miette and Fly Right Galaxy.

You can find me before Mardi Gras at the following:

Krewe du Vieux Saturday, February 16 – Noon – 5pm
10th Annual Mardi Gras Costume Sale @ Kingpin Bar, 1307 Lyons
Saturday, February 23 – 11am – 5pm
28th Annual NOLA Designer Costume Bazaar @ Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude
https://www.facebook.com/events/299113520796719/
Be sure to find Marigold at a local art market before Mardi Gras Day! 
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