Artist and jewellery designer maker Sally Reay creates exquisite limited edition fascinators, hair accessories, hats and mini hats in her workshop in Bristol. Made with love, each fascinator is unique and is made from a carefully selected range of artificial flowers, leaves, feathers and butterflies which are artfully fastened to alice bands, hair clips and hat bases to create stunning hairpieces. Fascinators are the finishing touch to any special outfit and are ideal for hen parties, weddings (brides and bridesmaids), christenings, fancy dress parties, festivals, burlesque cabarets and other special events.

Sally also works to commission making one off bespoke fascinators to match client’s outfits, and she also runs popular Make Your Own Fascinator hen parties and workshops too. Sally’s Make Your Own Fascinator hen parties are a fun and creative way to spend an afternoon and are suitable for beginners. You will leave the workshop with a unique fascinator that you can wear with pride!

Rachel modelling the purple showgirl fascinator
Photograph courtesy of the wonderful Maria Dragan Photography

fas·ci·na·tor (fas′ə nāt′ər)

a person who fascinates

A fascinator is a fashion accessory, more commonly worn by women, on the head or in the hair. While it is simply defined as a head scarf, it may be anything from a small hair piece to a more complicated creation, but generally it is less substantial than a hat. It may be made from many materials, e.g. feathers or lace, and attaches to the head by varying means.