WingedMotivation

Imaginative Leather Wings Horns Crowns and More!

Indianapolis, Indiana · 182 Sales

WingedMotivation

Imaginative Leather Wings Horns Crowns and More!

Indianapolis, Indiana 182 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(61)

Announcement   WINGED MOTIVATION:

I specialize in handmade custom-made leather wings, horns, crowns, headdresses, hats, bracers and more. I LOVE working with natural materials. Most of my work is leather, but I also use bones, horns, antlers and feathers. All the paint I use is water based, as is the sealant. I make eyes out of resin or glass and paper. What a fun challenge to see where, in a piece I can place an eye! I LOVE doing custom work, so if you have something in mind, we can collaborate to actualize it for you. :)

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Last updated on Jan 30, 2018

WINGED MOTIVATION:

I specialize in handmade custom-made leather wings, horns, crowns, headdresses, hats, bracers and more. I LOVE working with natural materials. Most of my work is leather, but I also use bones, horns, antlers and feathers. All the paint I use is water based, as is the sealant. I make eyes out of resin or glass and paper. What a fun challenge to see where, in a piece I can place an eye! I LOVE doing custom work, so if you have something in mind, we can collaborate to actualize it for you. :)

Dianna Leigh

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5 out of 5 stars
(61)
Lasha B

Lasha B on Mar 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This was beautiful! I took it and bent the feathers forward just a tiiiiny bit so they would show better in front photos. I got so many compliments on this at the con I wore it to.

Melissa May

Melissa May on Feb 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful quality. Designer so easy to work with. Fast turn around.

srahbennett

srahbennett on Dec 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this Valkyrie Winged Headband for my husband (for a specific event) and he LOVES it! It is very well made, comfortable, and looks great. I was concerned it would be uncomfortable and he wouldn’t want to wear it, but it is super soft even thought it doesn’t look it. Also, looks EXACTLY like the photo. Very happy with my purchase 😁

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Updates

Working on itty-bitty wings for a client. Not in my studio yet but still able to get some work done. :)
We have moved into our historic new house!! Tons of work ahead. I have a separate space for my studio!! Life is so beautiful!!
Came up with the idea of putting wings on a headband. This is the prototype. :)
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About

I live in a fantasy world filled with faces - natural and otherwise.

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ~ Albert Einstein
Dianna creates a fantasy world with leather. Since her childhood in northern Maryland, where she lived in a pre-Civil War house surrounded by farms and nature, she has been inspired by the fanciful and macabre. Dianna is struck by the dark whimsy and relevance of childhood tales. Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," with its (il)logic, and nonsense, has never ceased to thrill her. This fanciful, wild, witty book, with its occasional theme of dismemberment and death affected her so profoundly, that as a twelve year old child, she memorized two chapters of it.
Other influences include: Pat Kazi, a friend of her mother's, whose fanciful artwork is exhibited in several hundred shops and galleries coast to coast; Edward Gorey, an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books; and most recently, The Maryland Renaissance Festival where she's worked on occasion.
Her love of leather goes back to horseback riding, which she began at the age of eight. "Leather just smells good! Working with it is pleasurable to all of my senses and I LOVE IT! Quite surprisingly costumed accessories, it turns out reveal more about us then they conceal. I find them beyond fascinating and quite cathartic to make."
Dianna has a degree in Women's Studies. Her childhood home had a strong, infectious musical theater presence, with siblings often singing in harmony and a mom who constantly played Show Tunes on the turntable. She has performed in a number of community theater productions and a few operas. She's sung in choirs and small traveling groups as well. Her three children have all performed on stage. "Theater and Costumes - they just go together!" Dianna played Blanche Perry at the Fisher's Renaissance Festival in Indiana three years ago. Since then, she's played Sirena a tragic Siren.
Her oldest daughter is a published author, who sells delicious homemade scones, her son, recently deceased had a degree in chemistry and played a mean guitar, and her youngest daughter, also an artist helps paint Dianna's work on occasion and works as the artistic manager at UMBC in their theater department. She has a degree in Fine Arts. Dianna currently resides on the outskirts of Indianapolis.

"We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever it seems." ~Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy

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    Creating a fantasy world with leather. I'm inspired by the fanciful and macabre, the whimsy and relevance of childhood tales. Surprisingly costume choices reveal more then they conceal. I find them beyond fascinating and cathartic to make.

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