AstralChrysalis

Handcrafted Leather Hats, Accessories & Virtual Classes

Nevada City, California
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Announcement    Thank you for visiting! We are so blessed to have such a diverse family of humans wearing our art all over the planet!! New in our shop in 2021 is Handmade Leather Sandals!!

We appreciate your purchase from our shop more than ever, as 90% of our yearly income is from In-Person sales at events all over the West Coast. We are definitely navigating these new challenging circumstances with a smile and a prayer! 90% of what we earn yearly has disappeared and all our shows have been canceled until 2022 due to the pandemic.

It is with profound sadness that our dear friend, Ilene, whose vintage we've been helping sell, has passed away. She was truly an inspiration, spending the last years of her life becoming an advocate for others facing Metastatic Breast Cancer. The wealth of information in her blog, https://cancerbus.com/ will continue to empower thousands of readers, furthering the discussion and raising awareness. As agreed upon in the case of her passing, all proceeds for all the incredible Vintage you see will be donated to the Non-Profit Organization, Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Ilene's impeccable taste in vintage, great prices, and incredible quality were such a gift to those who collect rare vintage pieces. Every time you purchase a vintage piece from our Etsy shop your dollars will continue to contribute to helping fight breast cancer and honor the memory of Ilene's courageous life. She was truly an inspiration and we are so grateful to have had her in our lives.

Be Well, Remember to Breathe, This Too Shall Pass, In Solidarity, With Love and Gratitude, Our Hearts are with you all!
Blessings,
Azalyne & Aurelius (+3 teens & 1 Kitty)

11/20/2019 Previous Shop Announcement |
The small caterpillar of a business known as Feathery Leathery (our original incarnation Est. 2011) wove an intricate chrysalis in which we began fine-tuning our designs and mastering our craft. Creating hours of endless art, hand-drafting patterns inspired by our magic, love for nature, and our multidimensional cosmic selves. Ever whimsical, ever joyfully exploring the textures of silk, nuno, and lace combined with leather. Until transformation was complete and Astral Chrysalis Designs spread its wings and emerged in 2014. From our humble beginnings as mask makers to the present moment, we have an all-original design repertoire of 50+ designs. Aside from being deeply in love with the process of creating our art, we are also still madly in love with each other and are excited to share that in 2015 we were handfasted in Ireland. We are so grateful to be back and so blessed to share our art with the world!

The re-incarnation of our shop is quite eclectic and you will find *In Stock One of a Kind Items* for sale, alongside CUSTOM/MADE TO ORDER limited edition item listings. Additionally, we have a new section of offerings for all the Etsy crafters out there! In this section, we will be offering our intricate original art leather filigree remnants for sale, as well as bags of scrap leather for a steal!

In-stock items, leather filigree hides, and scrap bags will all ship 2-3 business days from the time of purchase. Custom/Made to Order listings typically take 2-3 weeks to complete and ship. We wish we could get these items out faster, but we are only two people creating everything with our own hands, in our home, while raising 3 teens!! If you need your piece by a specific date please convo us before ordering, so we may confirm our ability to make the item in time for your special event.

If you are an International Customer and need your item quickly, please convo us before purchasing, so we can make sure your needs are in alignment with the reality of our production schedule.

FREE SHIPPING ON US ORDERS for most of our items! Questions~please convo us!

We are excited to be a long-time member of the *Fantasy Artists of Etsy Team*, also popularly known as "FAEteam", please check out the incredible art of our fellow members' by going here: www.etsy.com/search?q=faeteam

If you happened to meet us at a festival and would like a custom order or to simply connect further, please message us. Also, please take a moment to "Like" our Facebook Fan Page, peruse our Instagram Gallery and follow us on Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/Astralchrysalis
https://www.instagram.com/astralchrysalis
https://www.twitter.com/astralchrysalis

If you absolutely love what we do and want to see us fully supported to continue creating our art please please consider becoming a Patron of Astral Chrysalis Designs, every dollar helps, truly!
https://www.patreon.com/AstralChrysalis

For the love of creating~
Azalyne & Aurelius
https://www.astralchrysalis.com
https://www.imaginalwear.com
https://www.etsy.com/imaginalwear
(Imaginal Wear is our clothing line! Our original art printed onto Eco-Friendly fabric made in N. America!)

Remember..." you are loved and all is well"...

~*~Your thoughts create your reality, manifest what you want for the highest good of all, that is true magick, do harm to none~*~2019 Blessings & Abundance!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 2, 2021

Thank you for visiting! We are so blessed to have such a diverse family of humans wearing our art all over the planet!! New in our shop in 2021 is Handmade Leather Sandals!!

We appreciate your purchase from our shop more than ever, as 90% of our yearly income is from In-Person sales at events all over the West Coast. We are definitely navigating these new challenging circumstances with a smile and a prayer! 90% of what we earn yearly has disappeared and all our shows have been canceled until 2022 due to the pandemic.

It is with profound sadness that our dear friend, Ilene, whose vintage we've been helping sell, has passed away. She was truly an inspiration, spending the last years of her life becoming an advocate for others facing Metastatic Breast Cancer. The wealth of information in her blog, https://cancerbus.com/ will continue to empower thousands of readers, furthering the discussion and raising awareness. As agreed upon in the case of her passing, all proceeds for all the incredible Vintage you see will be donated to the Non-Profit Organization, Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Ilene's impeccable taste in vintage, great prices, and incredible quality were such a gift to those who collect rare vintage pieces. Every time you purchase a vintage piece from our Etsy shop your dollars will continue to contribute to helping fight breast cancer and honor the memory of Ilene's courageous life. She was truly an inspiration and we are so grateful to have had her in our lives.

Be Well, Remember to Breathe, This Too Shall Pass, In Solidarity, With Love and Gratitude, Our Hearts are with you all!
Blessings,
Azalyne & Aurelius (+3 teens & 1 Kitty)

11/20/2019 Previous Shop Announcement |
The small caterpillar of a business known as Feathery Leathery (our original incarnation Est. 2011) wove an intricate chrysalis in which we began fine-tuning our designs and mastering our craft. Creating hours of endless art, hand-drafting patterns inspired by our magic, love for nature, and our multidimensional cosmic selves. Ever whimsical, ever joyfully exploring the textures of silk, nuno, and lace combined with leather. Until transformation was complete and Astral Chrysalis Designs spread its wings and emerged in 2014. From our humble beginnings as mask makers to the present moment, we have an all-original design repertoire of 50+ designs. Aside from being deeply in love with the process of creating our art, we are also still madly in love with each other and are excited to share that in 2015 we were handfasted in Ireland. We are so grateful to be back and so blessed to share our art with the world!

The re-incarnation of our shop is quite eclectic and you will find *In Stock One of a Kind Items* for sale, alongside CUSTOM/MADE TO ORDER limited edition item listings. Additionally, we have a new section of offerings for all the Etsy crafters out there! In this section, we will be offering our intricate original art leather filigree remnants for sale, as well as bags of scrap leather for a steal!

In-stock items, leather filigree hides, and scrap bags will all ship 2-3 business days from the time of purchase. Custom/Made to Order listings typically take 2-3 weeks to complete and ship. We wish we could get these items out faster, but we are only two people creating everything with our own hands, in our home, while raising 3 teens!! If you need your piece by a specific date please convo us before ordering, so we may confirm our ability to make the item in time for your special event.

If you are an International Customer and need your item quickly, please convo us before purchasing, so we can make sure your needs are in alignment with the reality of our production schedule.

FREE SHIPPING ON US ORDERS for most of our items! Questions~please convo us!

We are excited to be a long-time member of the *Fantasy Artists of Etsy Team*, also popularly known as "FAEteam", please check out the incredible art of our fellow members' by going here: www.etsy.com/search?q=faeteam

If you happened to meet us at a festival and would like a custom order or to simply connect further, please message us. Also, please take a moment to "Like" our Facebook Fan Page, peruse our Instagram Gallery and follow us on Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/Astralchrysalis
https://www.instagram.com/astralchrysalis
https://www.twitter.com/astralchrysalis

If you absolutely love what we do and want to see us fully supported to continue creating our art please please consider becoming a Patron of Astral Chrysalis Designs, every dollar helps, truly!
https://www.patreon.com/AstralChrysalis

For the love of creating~
Azalyne & Aurelius
https://www.astralchrysalis.com
https://www.imaginalwear.com
https://www.etsy.com/imaginalwear
(Imaginal Wear is our clothing line! Our original art printed onto Eco-Friendly fabric made in N. America!)

Remember..." you are loved and all is well"...

~*~Your thoughts create your reality, manifest what you want for the highest good of all, that is true magick, do harm to none~*~2019 Blessings & Abundance!

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About AstralChrysalis

Sales 1,857
On Etsy since 2011

We create gorgeous one of a kind original pieces of wearable leather art. Seriously, it's practically all we do and we love it!

When Azalyne and Aurelius serendipitously met they were awe struck by the spark. Bringing illuminated vision to each other's creativity, they decided to co-create high vibration wearable artwork forged in inspiration, artistry and expertise.

Aw-'Muse'-ing as the conversation was, half-joking Azalyne expressed a desire to create one of a kind feather adornments, "Feathery," she stated. Laughing, Aurelius replied "and Leathery," which just so happened to be his creative forte. Thus Feathery Leathery was born, an illustrious combination of the elements of earth and sky.

Within the magical realm of Faerieworld's 2010 the idea of Feathery Leathery was birthed & nurtured. It is truly amazing the magic that can happen when you choose to align with source energy, put out positivity, flow with creative inspiration and hold a vibration of high integrity~the result has been immense abundance and profound connections. We feel unbelievably blessed to see our co-created vision fully manifest out of so much love and attention. All has come full circle. So grateful to each of you!!!

Do you have a creative vision you would like to see manifested into a one of a kind wearable art piece? Send us a message and tell us about it~we love the inspiration we receive with each custom order, such gifts of vision come from each customer. Yet at the same time let us inspire you, we are very very good at it. We are ready to co-create with you!

It is beyond exciting to be able to create what lives in our cosmically divine hearts & soul (yes, twin flames here)~*~living our bliss is so delicious...

Blessings~Azalyne & Aurelius

“We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever, it seems.”
― Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Poems of Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Shop members

  • Azalyne Raven Winter Skye

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Cosmically Ordained Creatress, Head Muse(!) & Faerie Queen!

    ~*~I am LOVE, a Keeper of the Light, Mother, Dancer of Fire Blissings, Truth Seeker, Goddess of Foodgasmic Bliss~ Wild Mushroom Hunter, Herbalist, Healer, & Witch. I am a Creatress, Fae Queen & Muse in service of Divine Flow~*~

  • Aurelius Rune

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Shapeshifter, Cosmically Inspired Designer & Chief Technomancer

    I am a multidimensional being~both human & more. I am here to love~to learn~to grow from all that touches me. I express my world and sight through Photography, Leathercraft and Digital Design.

Production partners

  • An Earth Grown Crystal!!

    UT, United States

    Gaia is the beautiful planet that we all live on and she creates gorgeous magical healing crystals.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome to Astral Chrysalis Designs, Formerly Feathery Leathery, the lovechild of Azalyne Skye and Aurelius Rune.

Yup, we are back at long last, having taken an Etsy hiatus since 2013! We are unbelievably excited to share all our newest designs with you and return to offering our handmade wearable art creations to the Etsy community. FYI, Feathery Leathery isn't actually gone, rather it has become the mask making side of our leathercraft business, under the umbrella of Astral Chrysalis Designs. Our craft is born out of our connection to nature, and draws inspiration from the Elementals, Cosmic, Elven, Faerie Realms and of course our Wild Visionary Imaginings!

The new incarnation of our Etsy shop includes some changes! We will continue to offer One of a Kind pieces, but will now also offer Custom/Made to Order Limited Edition pieces. The Limited Edition items will change seasonally and once the small amount listed sell out, they will no longer be available. Please know our fingerprint is in each and every one of our creations. Coming up with new designs, creating mostly one of a kinds and developing our techniques has taken immense commitment, time, resources, energy and money. We do our very best to make our art affordable, while also honoring the hard work, love and magic that has been infused into each design.

We are proud to be artists who are aspiring to sustain ourselves thru our creativity. We hope you are inspired by our work and invite you to contact us with any questions or requests.

Blessed Be~
Azalyne & Aurelius

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Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

SANDAL FAQ 1-How do I know if I fit your Standard Sizes or if I will need a Custom Pattern Made? Can you help me determine what size to order?

To ensure the correct size, trace both of your feet, measure your tracings and compare the measurements to our Sizing Chart pictured in the images of each listing. It is crucial that you mark the spot between the Big Toe and 2nd Toe (the "V"), so we can ensure Toe Loop placement is correct. Be sure to take each picture standing directly above the tracing with the tracing centered in the camera frame.

After Checkout send us 2 pictures, one of each tracing with a measuring tape placed along the length of the tracing, so we can confirm the size you've selected. we cannot begin making your sandals until we have these pictures, so please get them to us shortly after ordering.

Sandal FAQ 2-How do I trace my feet?

Stand barefoot on a white piece of paper. Using a PENCIL, hold it at a 90 degree angle to the paper and trace closely around your entire foot being careful to not angle the pencil under your foot. Erase any incorrect lines so we know the exact shape of your foot. Take the pencil and put it in the "V" between your Big Toe and Second Toe and mark the spot clearly with a small circle; this is where the toe loop holder will go which holds your foot securely in place. Repeat the entire process for your other foot. Use a separate piece of paper for each foot.

Sandal FAQ 3-My sandals arrived and they don’t fit, what are my options for exchanging?

If your Sandals arrive and they don't quite fit, you can exchange for a different size or upgrade to a Custom Pattern. Exchanges must be Returned to us within 14 days of delivery. You are responsible for the return shipping costs and there is no restock fee. Exchanges are only valid for UNWORN Sandals that show ZERO signs of wear to the Sole. Once we receive your returned Sandals we will contact you to confirm sizing details for your new pair and begin the process. The new pair will have the same 2-3 week production window.

Exchanges are not allowed on Custom Patterns, as these Sandals are made for your specific foot shape and will not be wearable by anyone, but you.

Sandal FAQ 4-Sizing Information for Return Customers

If you are a Return Customer, Select the Size you previously ordered and leave us a Note at Checkout letting us know you’ve ordered before. Whatever size you select at checkout will be the size we make and send you, so make sure you select the correct size. If you don’t remember what size you previously ordered, let us know and we will look it up for you.

If you are a Return Customer with a Custom Pattern on file, please leave us a Note at Checkout letting us know the approximate date you last ordered and what Name your Pattern is filed under. When you go to Checkout be sure to select the Variation that says “Custom” next to it. If you purchase the Custom Variation at checkout then there is no additional fee, it is already calculated in!

Sandal FAQ 5-I received my sandals and the Leather Soles are slippery. Are they safe to wear?

Yes, absolutely and like all leather items, there is a break in period. Once you receive your sandals we recommend wearing them outside onto the pavement to scuff up the soles a bit, which will give them more grab. The more you wear them the more they will break in, mold to the contours of your feet and create the perfect level of sole traction based on your specific movements. This small amount of traction will not inhibit your turns and glides, but will help give you ideal control over each movement.

Sandal FAQ 6-I’m not a dancer, but love the style of your sandals. Are these sandals ok for everyday wear?

Absolutely! This is why we offer so many different Sole Options Dance Sole, Daily Sole and Rubber Soles. The Daily Sole or Rubber Sole would be the best choice for everyday wear. If you want a leather sole the Daily Sole is a tough durable 8/10oz weight Leather Sole. Whereas the dance sole is a lightweight flexible 6/7oz weight sole and won’t hold up to everyday around town wear.

Sandal FAQ 7- Can you explain the difference between the 2 Types of Leather Soles you offer?

~ Dance Sole: 6/7oz (3/32" – 7/64") Oak Tanned Leather, thinnest sole we offer, gives ultimate flexibility, closest you will get to a barefoot feel. Comes in Natural and Black.
~ Daily Sole: 8/10oz (1/8"– 5/32") Oak Tanned Leather, this is the thickest sole we offer, it is sturdy and long lasting. Can be danced in, but not as flexible as the dance sole. Comes in Natural and Black.

Sandal FAQ 8- Can you tell me more about your Rubber Sole Options?

After a whole lot of thought we’ve decided to bring back the Rubber Sole Options for folks (like myself!) who want a more rugged everyday sole that can endure daily adventures during the warm months of the year.

We now offer the Highest Quality Premium Rubber Soles from Vibram and Nora, the best available in the world!

All Rubber Soles are 4mm (⅛” thick) with high abrasion resistance, excellent traction and durability for everyday wear. Rubber Soles come in Black, Brown and Sand.

The Rubber Sole Option is not recommended for dancers.

Sandal FAQ 9-I’m a Dancer and I am curious how your Leather Soles behave on different surfaces?

Our sandals are a must have for dancers who perform on a variety of different surfaces and will allow you to spin on both carpet, smooth floors and outdoors.

As a dancer of many years, I know how important it is that your feet move smoothly over whatever dance surface you are on. All it takes is one moment of your feet sticking to the floor for your knees to move ahead of your legs, which can result in a leg injury.

Our dance sandals have traditional Oak Tanned Leather Soles that are not only long lasting and durable, but glide easily over any surface, making turns effortless and graceful.

Sandal FAQ 10-I’m concerned with comfort, but not sure about adding padding. I tend to like a barefoot feel. Can you give me more information please?

We offer single padding and double padding options. We use a latex foam padding that is inserted between the Footbed and Sole of the sandal.

Feedback from our Dance customers is that the padding doesn't significantly impact foot flexibility. It gives just enough cushion, while allowing mobility with each bend of your foot. If you desire a little extra comfort we recommend the Dance Sole with 1 Layer of Padding. For a barefoot feel go sans padding.

For everyday wear/around town/outdoor adventuring or when you know you are going to be on your feet all day 1-2 layers of padding is just divine.