One Of A Kind Hand Sculpted Leather Monsters

Lancing, Tennessee 4774 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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One Of A Kind Hand Sculpted Leather Monsters

Lancing, Tennessee | 4774 Sales

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About Pippenwycks

Sales 4,774
On Etsy since 2011

Wicked Creatures, Imagination and Joy

When my three boys were little I made up bedtime stories for them about a fantasy world we named The Wildwyck Woods. I was The Good Witch Pippenwyck and they were the brave, handsome Princes. Together we would take the events of the day and turn them into the stories of the creatures. It became very elaborate. When socks suddenly had holes in them it wasn't because they were old and worn out. Obviously one of the creatures had slipped into our dimension and chewed a hole!! Spilled milk at the dinner table...Naughty Beasties were knocking things about again!! A finger swipe in a just frosted cake...Yep! It had to be a wicked creature. Surely not one of my sweet innocent little boys!

In 2010 I was asked to make a box with a creature face based on those stories. It took me a little over a year to figure out the process and that was the beginning of Pippenwycks! One creature became many and I opened my Etsy shop in December 2011. I simply HAD to find homes for all these wicked creatures!! Today there are creatures of all types from storage boxes to purses to lamps!!

In 2017 our house became so overrun with creatures we moved to a farm way out in the country where we built a large workshop to enchant more creatures! There's a large picture window in the workshop where I can see the pond...and any rogue creatures yet to be caught!! The shipping department is in the back corner of the workshop and creature storage is in totes across the back wall. The creatures are not very happy about their accommodations, being stacked one upon the other but it helps to keep the chaos at bay!

Once I have decided on a base, like a purse or box, I start shaping the leather around the eye(s). Once that is "set" I can begin adding additional features like ears, wicked teeth or tails. I just love the ones with tails!! There are six different steps to properly enchant a creature with lots of drying time in between. The actual process is a secret only the cats and I know and they won't tell either! Although they are all wicked creatures they have good hearts....Well, except when they hide my keys!! They find that exceptionally funny.

My wonderful Husband is Head Minion and this wouldn't be possible without him. He is the shipping department as well as CFO, COO and most importantly the love of my life. My kids are grown now with princes and princesses of their own creating their own stories. Although they don't work on the creatures they provide moral support and an endless supply of ideas.

I intentionally try to put good energy into each and every creation so that when the creature goes to it's new home that good energy will spread. It may sound silly but I remember each and every creature. Each gets it's very own story and will bring their own bit of magic to their new home. I truly LOVE creating them and their stories. We get so caught up in the day to day must do's we forget to look for the magic in the simple things. I want people to see their creature and let it remind them to look for the little magic's of the day. To look for the joy. I know, it's just a silly creature with a leather face after all...or is it???

Well, there's my "about" story. You have probably decided I live in my own fantasy world and you would be right. It's a lovely place here with chocolate cake, sweet tea and endless playfully wicked creatures. So come and imagine with me. You never know what you might find...Or what might find YOU!!!
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Note: I REALLY do try to keep up with social media but catching and enchanting the creatures takes a lot of time and magic dust!! Please be patient with me. I'll post as often as I can!

Shop members

  • Pippenwyck

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Creator, Artist, And Enchanter Of WIcked Little Beasties

    Born into a military family I've been blessed to have lived all over the world. Always drawn to the forest I met Kobalds for high tea with the Queen of the Fairies, The Donas de Fuera and the Lutine. Now they live in my heart to share with everyone.

  • John

    Head Minion

    Born and raised in Knoxville, TN I'm a southern gentleman. With a Masters in Accounting I love the numbers side of things that's why I'm Chief Financial Officer AND the Chief Operations Officer. I'm also shipping, tech support and general handy man.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 24, 2018
Welcome to Pippenwycks !!! Walk with me down the path, you never know what you may find....Or what may find YOU!!!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
• Exchange requests must be made within 7 days of receipt. If accepted Items must be returned within 7 days.
• Items should be in their original condition and not worn or used. PLEASE NOTE: I reserve the right to reject any returns that clearly show that the merchandise has been used.
• Customer is responsible for return shipping charges and any new shipping charges.
• Please make sure to have a tracking number for the package in the event you need to track your package to check the status. I cannot issue an exchange until its arrival and cannot be responsible for lost packages.
• Exchanges will be processed within 1-2 days of receiving the returned item.
NOTE: Custom orders are final sales and not eligible for exchange.

If the item is a holiday specific or customized item NO exchanges will be given. This includes customized order deposits. Customized order deposits only cover the cost of the materials to construct the item. NO refunds will be given for a customized item deposit UNLESS construction of the item has not begun. If the customized item is not to your "liking" once completed NO refunds will be given. While you have no obligation to pay the remaining amount of the customized item I cannot "re-make" the item until you "like" it. Of course I will do my best to make the item as close as possible to your specifications. My goal is to craft you a one of a kind art work. I want you to love it. However, re-making the item repeatedly cannot be done.

Refunds are NOT accepted

REPLACEMENT - If defective, an item will be replaced as close to the original as possible and as quickly as possible if the defect is OUR fault. HOWEVER, abuse of an item such as wallets being over filled causing snaps to pull through or not close properly or wrist straps ripped from the metal rivets is considered abuse and will NOT be replaced. Because I have no way of knowing how an item has been used NO item will be replaced after 7 days from date of receipt. International orders will be handled on a case by case basis.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.

Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Kimberlee Grubbs, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at pippenwycks [!at] comcast.net. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Pippenwycks LLC, 2408 Potters Chapel Rd. Lancing, Tn 37770
Payment by Paypal or Direct Checkout is preferred. All taxes, duties any and all additional costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
Etsy is responsible for keeping your payment information secure. I will never receive your credit card information.
All shipping is done within 2 business days.
Additional policies and FAQs
Shipping cost is estimated as closely as possible. If what you pay in shipping is less than the actual amount I will refund you the over payment :)

I DO NOT ship to countries in Asia with the exception of APO, FPO's in Asian countries. If you are requesting shipment to either an APO or FPO in Asia please contact me PRIOR to purchase otherwise the sale will be refused and the order cancelled.

More information

Last updated on Apr 19, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If you would like a customized order please contact me. I LOVE creating special items for special people...That's you!!!
All customized orders are done in the order they are received to be fair to everyone as I generally have a waiting list. I do ask for a 50% deposit before starting the project.