WhimsicalPixies

Custom Crafted Wings, Elfish Ears and Moments of Whimsy

159 Sales

WhimsicalPixies

Custom Crafted Wings, Elfish Ears and Moments of Whimsy

159 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(48)
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Pixie B

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Announcement   **Order early for Halloween! I'd love to help you complete your perfect Halloween Costume and this takes time. Last post to the USA for stock items is the 14th of October.**

**I am currently featuring all of my Hearing Aid accessories in the #MakeForGood campaign, meaning 20% of the purchase price is donated to Plan International for their Because I Am A Girl initiative. This continues right up to mid December**

Welcome to Whimsical Pixies! A place to find whimsical wings & a little sparkle of fairy magic, because everyone deserves some joyous flight.

All fairy and dragon wings, elfin ear wing cuffs, dragon fins and newborn angel wings are crafted by hand myself. I adore custom orders and my artistic streak demands getting it just right for you, to make your festival costume, professional photography props, party or fairytale wedding just what you imagine. This can take time, so please allow up to a month for creating a set of wings or two weeks for ear wings, as well as postage time (and cost) from Australia. If you absolutely have to take flight in a shower of glitter by a particular date, contact me & I'll prioritise your order. I am also happy to combine shipping on wings, ear wings, gumnut baby hats, and hair accessories to make your perfectly matched, artist crafted costuming set.

These wings are all highly durable, even for rough and tumble children's play or underwater photography. My earliest sets have seen more than 10 years of regular use and are just starting to show their age. With my current techniques I expect an even greater lifespan for your wingspan.

For photos of my past creations, please have a look at http://whimsicalpixies.deviantart.com/gallery/
and find me on Instagram @whimsical.pixies

Thanks! And I hope you find something that tickles your fancy.

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 18, 2016

**Order early for Halloween! I'd love to help you complete your perfect Halloween Costume and this takes time. Last post to the USA for stock items is the 14th of October.**

**I am currently featuring all of my Hearing Aid accessories in the #MakeForGood campaign, meaning 20% of the purchase price is donated to Plan International for their Because I Am A Girl initiative. This continues right up to mid December**

Welcome to Whimsical Pixies! A place to find whimsical wings & a little sparkle of fairy magic, because everyone deserves some joyous flight.

All fairy and dragon wings, elfin ear wing cuffs, dragon fins and newborn angel wings are crafted by hand myself. I adore custom orders and my artistic streak demands getting it just right for you, to make your festival costume, professional photography props, party or fairytale wedding just what you imagine. This can take time, so please allow up to a month for creating a set of wings or two weeks for ear wings, as well as postage time (and cost) from Australia. If you absolutely have to take flight in a shower of glitter by a particular date, contact me & I'll prioritise your order. I am also happy to combine shipping on wings, ear wings, gumnut baby hats, and hair accessories to make your perfectly matched, artist crafted costuming set.

These wings are all highly durable, even for rough and tumble children's play or underwater photography. My earliest sets have seen more than 10 years of regular use and are just starting to show their age. With my current techniques I expect an even greater lifespan for your wingspan.

For photos of my past creations, please have a look at http://whimsicalpixies.deviantart.com/gallery/
and find me on Instagram @whimsical.pixies

Thanks! And I hope you find something that tickles your fancy.

Pixie B

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Pixie B

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(48)
Beautiful Belle's World

Beautiful Belle's World on Sep 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter absolutely loves her Twilight Sparkle Wings. Whimsical Pixies were happy to make this as a custom design for my daughters cochlear implant processors, and kept me updated throughout. Will definitely be buying more wings, Love, love, love them.x

jimsletterbox

jimsletterbox on Aug 29, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Great help with this purchase . Seller made extra effort in with suggestions & getting product made & sent for a deadline. Deserve a great review.

jimsletterbox

jimsletterbox on Aug 29, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Great help with this purchase . Seller made extra effort in with suggestions & getting product made & sent for a deadline. Deserve a great review.

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Updates

Working on an icy set of cochlear implant ribbon charms. Frozen little treasures I'll be featuring in the #makeforgood campaign. 20% goes to Plan International's 'Because I am a Girl' initiative heart
I love adding little bonus details to my wings. This set is to be worn by a 1 year old flowergirl for an ivory and gold wedding. So much joy.
How adorable are these little custom hearing aid wings?! I think I'll have to make some more for the #makeforgood campaign.
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About

The Perpetual Invasion of Glitter- My Journey of Hand Crafting Fairy Wings, Elfish Ears and Moments of Whimsy

My Oma always used to say I was off with the fairies.
She was right.

It began with a failed set of wings crafted with wire, organza and a hot glue gun.

Or maybe it began with a love story of fire dancing and storytelling with a dose of Mad Science.

It grew in a blacksmithing forge, and had minor hiccups along the way with the very early arrival of a changeling child (she was born without wings, this needed to be addressed), followed by a bundle of Joy two years later.

Regardless, over a decade or so of being in love with a Mad Scientist something whimsical and impish has happened which I've felt compelled to share. Having made wings for friends, relatives and my daughters, I've longed to share them with a broader audience, spread the wonder and playfulness. My wings are so strikingly -different- from anything else I've seen.

Stealing into my cluttered art room of a dozen concurrent projects (a set of wings or two, a splash of glitter from some dangling ear wings, patching knees on pants, half a crochet flower, some twisted willow and a flurry of sketches) I take a moment to bask in the sunshine. It always has to be daylight hours, wings demand sunshine.

I sit down. There's an energy that happens, a certain magic, a mental space I slip into where it's not just me working. It's as if some little being 'borrows' my hands to make something just so, create the magic, the balance, the play of light and colour. And of course the ever present glitter.

I'm also constantly thwarted by the presence of The Tea Fairies. They're tricksy little creatures. I go to have another sip of chai only to find it's all gone when I could have sworn I'd only drunk half of it. They're fast, I've not yet caught them zooming in to steal a sip. I suppose it's worth it for the little treasures and inspirational sparkle they leave.

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  • Pixie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Fae Touched Influence

    I’m an optimistic artist, mother and children’s educator. I create gorgeous faerie wings. I dabble in calligraphy. I sew and do embroidery on occasion. I wrangle some seriously awesome experiences for children. I have something of a green thumb.

  • Mark

    Resident Mad Scientist, Assistant

    Mark is the Resident Mad Scientist of Whimsical Pixies. He's responsible for the Structural Engineering side of wings, bending wire harnesses & the heavy work cutting plastics for larger wings. Find his shop here: www.MadScienceLab.etsy.com

  • Grace

    Maker, Knitter

    Grace is the Official Oma of Whimsical Pixies (and Pixie's mum). She gets a kick out of knitting quirky hats for everyone's children, but especially for her two grand-daughters. She knits, crochets, sews, smocks and generally loves making things.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 2, 2016
Welcome!! Thank you for having a look through my shop. I've put a lot of love and time into my creations and it's a boost of sparkle into my life if you've loved my creations, even more if you love them enough to bring that shower of glitter into your own home (or that of some little person in your life who needs a bit of whimsical flight).

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Payment
I accept payment through paypal or Etsy's direct checkout system (credit card).
If you don't already have a paypal account I have found them to be easy to use and secure, with many protections for buyers.
Etsy has a helpful guide to the checkout process here: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

If you need more flexible arrangements for payment, please contact me through my shop and we can negotiate payment in instalments for larger purchases. Full payment will be required before I can ship your purchase to you.

Adult sized custom wings will require a non-refundable deposit of 20% of my final quote before I can start building for you.

If you need your order in a hurry please talk to me. I do charge a rush-order fee for prioritising orders as this impacts upon my time with my daughters. I check my email multiple times a day so expect quick responses.

If I need to contact you about your order to clarify details and I don't hear from you within 7 days of your purchase I reserve the right to cancel your order and refund payments, this may take a few days to clear depending on payment method. Please confirm that your email address with Etsy is accurate, and it's worth having Etsy forward messages directly to your email account as I know it's easy to forget to check Etsy for messages.
Shipping
I've done my best to keep shipping accurate as much as I can. Postage calculations can be a bit brain bending. If you would like a specific shipping quote for your order please contact me. As shipping prices have recently changed significantly with Australia Post I am happy to refund over-charges as necessary.

Orders ship to the buyer's address with Etsy. Please check this before you order and contact me urgently if this address changes before your order is marked as 'shipped' by me. An incorrect address with Etsy is the buyer's responsibility.


----Customs Responsibilities:----
All costs of shipping, handling, customs, taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer. I cannot estimate nor collect these in advance for you. Please try to be aware of them before you purchase to save us both some heartache.

Garlands may only be able to be posted within Australia, depending on customs laws regarding importing natural materials for the country you live in.


----Shipping Options:----
Ear wings and gumnut hats are shipped via regular air mail using Australia Post. Wings are shipped via Registered Post. Tracking is unfortunately not included with this service. Tracking or insurance can be added for all products if you wish it though this can be significantly more expensive. These are available through shipping upgrades available at the checkout.

Express post can be made available if needed, though note that this reduces the estimated postage time only by a few days and is significantly more expensive (child sized wings = $65 to the USA for postage within 3-7 working days as at March 2013).

I can combine postage on multiple purchases. Please talk to me before ordering so I can make an accurate quote for you.

Where I can I use recycled packaging materials for transporting my wings. This cuts down on the cost for you and reduces landfill, so double win! Wings and ear wings are wrapped in an additional layer of tissue paper to protect against scratches in transit. All products include a care card for looking after your purchase to help them stay beautiful.


----Shipping Times:----
Postage from Australia to the USA is generally 3-10 business days.
To the UK is usually about 2 weeks but can be up to 3 weeks.
Shipping times to other countries can be estimated for you upon request.
Please be aware that public holidays, customs delays and extreme weather events can slow the arrival of your purchase. If it hasn't arrived within 3 weeks please contact me and I'll see if I can chase it up. The post office won't start processing lost packages until 6 weeks have passed.

These estimates are purely the shipping time.
Custom and made-to-order pieces do take time to be created for you, these are specified within each listing's shipping details. Please factor this in in combination with shipping times when ordering for a particular special event.
Refunds and Exchanges
My experience with returns is limited and will be considered on a case by case basis. If you are not happy with your order, please talk to me.

If items are lost in the mail we can seek reimbursement through Australia post. This takes several weeks to process and the item needs to have been in transit for at least 4-6 weeks to be classed as lost. Please triple check your addresses before you buy, both with Etsy and Paypal.

If items are damaged in transit I can offer a refund, but I do take care to package my works carefully and most of my creations are extremely durable. I will require photographic evidence of both the item and packaging. I'd prefer to repair the items for you where possible. Contact me if your purchases arrive broken, I'll see what we can do.

If you change your mind on an order after you've received it, I can only refund purchase price (not shipping) upon return of the item if it is undamaged, unworn and in re-saleable condition. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer in this case. Please contact me if you have any concerns about your purchase. Refunds may be considered on custom orders, it will depend on how custom crafted your order is and whether I am likely to be able to sell it, and the item will need to be shipped back in new, unworn condition.

All purchases are final 14 days after they've been received.
Additional policies and FAQs
Additional Policies and FAQ:
Yes! I do make custom orders!

Medium and adult sized wings are all by commission and will require a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the final cost before I can start assembling materials.

If you have metal allergies I can make your ear wings using silver plated wire for a small additional fee. Please talk to me about this before purchase.

I do have a drafting fee for if you wish a design beyond my current portfolio, this is charged in addition to the price of your ear wings or wearable costume wings. I reserve all rights to the designs I sketch out for you and may make them available to future customers. Every set of wings becomes unique through the whims of the creative process and tailoring to each individual's desires. If you wish an exclusive wing design this has additional charges.

----Available Wing Designs and Features:----
I do have some established designs in adult scale wings, or I can come up with something new and unique for you.
Find my existing designs as follows:
Children's wings: http://whimsicalpixies.deviantart.com/gallery/33229339/Children-s-Wing-Design-portfolio
Medium and adult wings: http://whimsicalpixies.deviantart.com/gallery/44581933/Adult-wing-designs
Ear wings: http://whimsicalpixies.deviantart.com/gallery/46140729/Ear-Wing-Design-Portfolio
Each design has a unique name to ease the custom order process.

Medium sized wings start at around $170
Larger wings (eg. Fearless Flight: http://whimsicalpixies.deviantart.com/art/Fearless-Flight-262487503 ) start from $250.

Additional features can include UV blacklight reactive paints, glow in the dark paints, iridescent layers and additional vines or calligraphic flourishes. Cost of these is dependent on the size of your wings and estimated additional time and materials involved. Talk to me about what personalised elements you'd like included in your custom crafted wings.

Custom designs may be made available to future buyers. Though remember that every set of wings and ear wings are unique due to the whimsical nature of the making process and the expressed wishes of each individual buyer.

You can find photos of my previous works in this gallery: http://whimsicalpixies.deviantart.com/gallery/


***Please note that colour variations will occur due to different screen settings and the challenges of accurate photography. I do try to keep the colours as accurate as I can. Please refer to the written description for each item for more specific colour information.***

And sorry but no, I can't tell you exactly which materials I use nor reveal my techniques. I've spent over a decade adapting my techniques, materials and designs to create the beautiful pieces you're seeing. They're worth a lot to me.

You are welcome to share my images on social media, though please credit and link back to my shop when you do so as all images are protected by copyright.