Monday, August 3, 2015

Faeryspell Creations Has Moved To Storenvy!! :)

We wanted to update all of our customers that we have left Etsy and moved to Storenvy! :) You can find our new shop at: We love our new community, and can't wait to see all of you there. We're still busy adding all of our new items (there's lots of new fairy dolls, and fun new costumes just in time for Halloween! )

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Disney Halloween 2013

Halloween always brings out the little girl in me, I love this time of year!

Disney, also, has the unique ability to turn me back into a 13 year old girl--so, when they came out this year with a limited edition (only available for October 2013) of Disney Villians makeup bags, I was on a mad search to get the whole collection.

The bags are beautiful, with watercolor-like images of four favorite villians--Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid', the Evil Queen from 'Snow White", Malificent from 'The Sleeping Beauty" and Cruella DeVille from "101 Dalmations".

Along with the bags they released some wonderful matching makeup sets, hair bands, nail polish and decorating sets, and fun false eyelash sets.

Well, I ended up getting my set (yay!), and, because I enlisted the help of some friends,  also ended up with a few anyone looking for them (or even just wanting to see them--they are so pretty!), I've posted them for sale over in my new shop on Bonanza:

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Vintage 20's Bride--Fairy French Deco Style

One of my most cherished family mementos is my great-grandmothers wedding photo. It was displayed in the home of my grandmother when I was growing up, and I used to love to just sit and look at it, it was so beautiful and haunting.

Next to it , in a little glass box,was the incredibly delicate and lovely wreath of silk flowers she had worn as her bridal crown. My family is originally from Germany, and these floral wedding 'fairy' crowns were popular there--and throughout Europe-- during the teens and 20's deco era through the 1940's, You can sometimes find the very rare originals made in silk or wax flowers, and even exquisite metal filigree, even today.

My  floral bridal crowns are inspired by these vintage beauties.  (You can find them in my new etsy shop, Poppy Vintage Boutique:

Each crown base is hand-wrapped with floral ribbon, then embellished one at a time with hand tinted  silk flowers, wired leaves and vintage jewelry findings. It is flexible, light and comfortable and can be worn tiara or headband style, however you wish, secured by clips or bobby pins that slide through the small loops at the back.

Each one is entirely hand created by me and one of a kind, so truly special keepsakes -- unique to you.  There will not be another just like it.

My flower bridal crowns come beautifully packaged in gift box tied with a ribbon, and a certificate of authenticity stating that it is an original Poppy Vintage Boutique creation.

Here are some that I have newly listed--there will be more to come, so please bookmark and visit often :)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

There and Back Again

(art print by pjeanartmachine on etsy: )

I feel like I am seven years old!

That is the age I was when I first stayed up all night reading J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit".

Two years ago, I heard rumor that Peter Jackson (the very gifted director behind the incredible Lord of the Rings films) was making The Hobbit, and that it was set to be released December  2012.

Two Years!!  Two whole, long years.....I didn't think I could possibly wait...

And now, here it is, on the eve of December 2012, and the film I have been waiting so long for is going to be playing in theaters in two weeks.  I'm so excited!!!!  I feel like a kid and it's definitely one of the best christmas gifts ever...

 (I literally got goose-bumps watching the trailer, at the part where the dwarves began to sing )

As I  mentioned, I have loved Tolkien's stories since I was very small--after reading The Hobbit, I went on to read the entire Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Silmarillion (which is still my favorite book of all.)

I maintain (to anyone who gets me on the subject and will listen :)  that Tolkein was no mere fantasy writer, but  created an entire world, just as real in it's way as our own.  His books are not made up stories, but based heavily in Norse and Celtic mythologies and histories.  The Silmarillion is a creation myth, and Elvish is based on authentic rules of  language--you can learn it, as you would learn french, spanish or english.  So, Tolkien was incredible.  All agreed?

And then comes Peter Jackson, and his cast and crew, who somehow were able to tap into the very soul of Tolkien's world and make three astoundingly beautiful films that revolutionized the film industry, and more importantly, truly did justice to their inspiration.  When I watched them, it brought home to me again how real this world was that Tolkien had created--so real in fact, that we all saw it exactly the same way while reading the books.  We were all transported to the very same place---Middle Earth.

Because I knew that all of the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed at the same time, I had the tiniest hope in my heart that  Mr. Jackson had also secretly (to us, anyway) filmed The Hobbit and would surprise us all at a later date by releasing it.

Well, it seems that was not the case--but this film from what I can see looks just as incredible as the others--and it's in three parts as well, to come out over the next three years (and so I am again hoping that, The Hobbit being a relatively shorter tale, he is incorporating bits of The Silmarillion throughout, as well ;)

Galadriel is my personal favorite, so I was thrilled to see that she has a place in the new films...

 I now of course have Hobbit Fever.  Usually for me these kinds of obsessions translate into my creations, so I've been very busy the last few days making lots of Tolkien-inspired pretties for my etsy shop:

Smaug the Dragon brass beaded bookmarks

Or, a Smaug ear cuff, perhaps?

Galadriels 'Nenya' Flower Necklace:

 My version of Galadriel's "Mirror Gown'

 (I have a few more things in the works, I will share them soon!)

Etsy is indeed a dragons hoard of handmade Tolkien-inspired treasures.  Some more I've found while browsing....

Phial of Galadriel Necklace by asilomarworks:

Hobbit Hoods by BlueDaisybyDawn:

Hand-felted Leaf Bags by Pennyjanedesigns:

Hobbit Pipe by FloggleWerks:

On that note, I'm off to see what other goodies I might find.  Wishing all a lovely evening, and remember: "Not All Who Wander Are Lost" :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Snow Queen Photo Shoot, Teresa Sweet Photography

I got a wonderful surprise this afternoon when photographer Teresa Sweet sent me photos of a recent shoot that she did, featuring one of my Snow Queen crowns.

The photos came out so gorgeous--I am very excited and wanted to share them with everyone here :)

 All Photos by: Teresa Sweet Photography: 

Snow Queen Crown by: Faeryspell Creations:
    Model: Vanessa Hampton
     Makeup: Kristin Butterfield Greene
     Hair: Ali Lomazzo 
     Gown: Couture Bridal

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Some New Fairy Wings

As promised earlier this year when I did my Alice in Wonderland blog, I am working on another one for my other favorite story of all time, Peter Pan.  

However, since it's not finished yet, and I want to share something with you this evening, I thought I'd post a gallery of my newest fairy wings that I have been creating througout this last spring, summer and fall...(though making my fairies is my biggest creative passion, designing and creating fairy wings runs a very close second :)

I wear them every chance I get, and when I am not actually wearing them, have them displayed all over the walls of our home  :)

I hope that you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them!  You can find many of them for sale in my etsy shop at: http://www.faeryspellcreations.etsy com

(.... I love to create custom wings, too!)