One Of A Kind Hand Sculpted Leather Monsters

Lancing, Tennessee · 4277 Sales


One Of A Kind Hand Sculpted Leather Monsters

Lancing, Tennessee 4277 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Pippenwycks is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi! We are on the way to Chattanooga for ConNooga! ROAD TRIP!!! If you are in the area come by and see us we would love to meet you!! I'll have the shop re opened as soon as possible once we return, probably around March 1st. If you need to reach us we will try to check email often pippenwycks [!at] comcast.net
Pippen & John

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 22, 2018

Hi! We are on the way to Chattanooga for ConNooga! ROAD TRIP!!! If you are in the area come by and see us we would love to meet you!! I'll have the shop re opened as soon as possible once we return, probably around March 1st. If you need to reach us we will try to check email often pippenwycks [!at] comcast.net
Pippen & John


Contact shop owner



Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Lorri Velten

Lorri Velten on Feb 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Just as I'd wanted as a gift for my hubby. Thanks for helping me give him a truly unique and artful present!


yllndnd on Feb 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love him so much!!! Not only is he so adorable he came with cute paperwork about how to treat him and where he came from. He was wrapped with a lot of care and arrived lightening quick. Far and away the best thing I ever bought on Etsy. Thank you so much for making these!!! ❤️

View all 1921 reviews


He he monsters are not known for their personal hygiene as you can tell from his toenails! I'm loving how this is progressing!
A new project! What's a monster without hairy monster feet? Hope he turns out as cute as he is in my head!
What do you think!? A spine on a flask, Creeeeepy!

Tagged in this photo

View all 7 updates


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!!

My little cottage has become creature central with my studio located in the back bedroom. There's a large picture window where I can see the garden...and any rogue creatures yet to be caught!! The shipping department is in the office and creature storage is in the garage. My house has become infested with creatures!

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 cat and I know and she 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 boys 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 playful creatures. So come and imagine with me. You never know what you might find...Or what might find YOU!!!
My website is pippenwycks.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pippenwycks/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pippenwycks/
Twitter https://twitter.com/pippenwycks

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 April 8, 2016
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
• 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 per EU laws.
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.