EirewolfCreations

Unique Handmade Leather Masks and Accessories

California, United States · 49 Sales

EirewolfCreations

Unique Handmade Leather Masks and Accessories

California, United States 49 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(13)

Announcement   Eirewolf Creations offers unique handmade leather masquerade masks, eye patches, cuff bracelets, and accessories for costumes and everyday wear, all designed and crafted by artisan Erin Metcalf. I pride myself on craftsmanship, attention to detail, and excellent customer service.

Please visit www.EirewolfCreations.com for other examples of my work! I welcome commission inquiries.

Also check out my mom's gorgeous handmade jewelry and vintage items at LynnsBeadsNThings.etsy.com and HighClassHighway.etsy.com!

Proud member of FAE team (Fantasy Artists of Etsy -- visit them here: www.etsy.com/search?q=faeteam)
... and AOE team (Altruism on Etsy).

Eirewolf Creations is a proud partner with World Vision in building a better world for children. (WorldVision.org)

*** New to Etsy or need help with checkout? Visit this link: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

Eirewolf Creations offers unique handmade leather masquerade masks, eye patches, cuff bracelets, and accessories for costumes and everyday wear, all designed and crafted by artisan Erin Metcalf. I pride myself on craftsmanship, attention to detail, and excellent customer service.

Please visit www.EirewolfCreations.com for other examples of my work! I welcome commission inquiries.

Also check out my mom's gorgeous handmade jewelry and vintage items at LynnsBeadsNThings.etsy.com and HighClassHighway.etsy.com!

Proud member of FAE team (Fantasy Artists of Etsy -- visit them here: www.etsy.com/search?q=faeteam)
... and AOE team (Altruism on Etsy).

Eirewolf Creations is a proud partner with World Vision in building a better world for children. (WorldVision.org)

*** New to Etsy or need help with checkout? Visit this link: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

Erin Metcalf

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Erin Metcalf

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(13)
Amber Peace

Amber Peace on May 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The mask looks exactly as it does in the photo. My boyfriend uses it for his Gryphon Transform at our local NERO chapter. He wore it for about an hour of vigorous activity (boffer weapon fighting) and it stayed in place.

decotret

decotret on May 5, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

We love this eye patch, my partner had a terrible eye injury and the pharmacy patches were tight, ugly and uncomfortable. The Eirewolf patch came fast and is beautiful and comfortable.

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About

Eirewolf Creations offers unique handmade leather masquerade masks, eye patches, and accessories for costumes and everyday wear.

Eirewolf Creations started with a sculpture class in my mid-20s. I was always creative, but until I started sculpting little maquettes of critters in that fateful class, I didn’t know how naturally 3-dimensional art came to me. One of my very first critters was a whimsical little howling wolf pup, which reminded my sculpture professor of his favorite dog from childhood. He liked it so much, he commissioned me to make a larger-than-life sculpture for him! That was the beginning of my art business.

For several years I continued to sculpt — mostly fantasy creatures like dragons and unicorns, and a species I dreamed up called Dragon Snails. They were fun and fulfilling, and I still love my little critters… but a desire was growing to make wearable masquerade masks and work with leather. I had seen leather masks at Renaissance Fairs before, but had no idea how they were made. It seemed like some strange alchemy that would certainly require special equipment and a workshop. Then one day I found a tutorial online… and discovered that I didn’t have to be a magician to learn this craft! I bought a side of leather and a few basic tools, and I haven’t looked back since.

I love working with leather. I love transforming a material that once belonged to something living — a byproduct of the food industry that might otherwise be discarded — and making it come alive again in a beautiful new incarnation. Cow hide becomes a raven, a cat, a wolf, a dragon — and allows a person to “transform” into that animal as well, for a time, while they wear the mask. Oscar Wilde said, “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

Leatherworking has a shallow but endless learning curve — it doesn’t take much to get started, but there is always more to learn! I am constantly learning new techniques and looking for ways to improve my craft and take it to the next level. I tend to get bored if I know everything about a topic, but leatherworking is a skill that has the potential to hold my interest for the rest of my life.

While I continue making masks, I am also branching out with my craft and making cuff bracelets, leather jewelry, bags, and costume accessories. Watch my website (www.EirewolfCreations.com) for new designs!

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  • Erin Metcalf

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I'm Erin Metcalf, AKA Eirewolf -- the designer and creator of these handmade leather masks and accessories. I make everything you see in the Eirewolf Creations shop, from start to finish, in my little studio in my home in California.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2016
Welcome to Eirewolf Creations! I am Erin Metcalf, the artist also known as "Eirewolf." I design and create handmade leather masquerade masks, pirate eye patches, and accessories for costumes and everyday wear.

I want you to be happy with your purchase. Please contact me with any questions you might have before buying, or with any problems, questions, or lavish praise you might have after receiving, my creations! :-)

If you'd like to see some of my past works or find available works not shown here on Etsy, please visit my personal online gallery at www.EirewolfCreations.com.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards, Etsy gift cards, Apple Pay, and other payments available via Etsy’s Direct Checkout.

California buyers: State sales tax will be added when you check out.
Shipping
I usually ship items within one business day, unless of course they are being made-to-order.

I ship via USPS, Priority Mail (or Express Mail if it's cheaper or specially requested and paid for), or First Class International for most leather masks (unless Priority or Express Mail International is requested and paid for). I ship via First Class Mail Package for small items like eye patches. I pay for insurance myself, or personally guarantee my items.

If you are in the U.S. and you purchase more than one item at the same time, I will ship the additional items at no additional cost.  I will combine shipping on multiple items for international buyers.  In either case, please send me your postal or zip code and a list of desired items for an accurate shipping cost before purchase. 

I may use Signature Confirmation for items over $100.00 to make sure your purchase reaches the right hands (yours!).

If you pay with Paypal, I will ship to the address Paypal has on file for you. If that address does not match the address given here at Etsy, there may be a delay while we sort it out.

INTERNATIONAL buyers are responsible for any duties, tariffs, or VAT that may be levied by their country's customs office. I will not declare a purchase as a gift, as I could be held criminally liable for falsifying customs forms. Insurance is NOT available to some countries including Israel, Mexico, and many African countries except via Express Mail International, which costs more. In such cases the buyer assumes all risks of breakage or loss (and the item will not be returnable) unless the buyer chooses to pay extra for Express Mail International (and I will pay for insurance).

If you want to opt for Express Mail International or Priority Mail International, please contact me for an exact shipping charge. Unfortunately I am not able to ship to all countries, especially items made with natural materials, because of individual countries' customs laws. (For example, I am unable to ship leather items to Italy.)

Please contact me before purchase if you have questions.
Refunds and Exchanges
"What if the mask I purchased doesn't fit?"

I design my masks to fit the average adult face. Of course, not everyone has an average face, and sometimes a mask just doesn't want to cooperate. Some suggestions that might help are to gently flex the mask to widen or narrow it, and/or use pieces of sticky-back felt (which I provide) on the inside of the mask to make it sit more comfortably. If it still just won't fit...

I accept returns for a full refund if you notify me and send the item back to me (Priority Mail with delivery confirmation if in the U.S.) within 7 days after you receive it. Items must be returned unworn (except for trying on) and in the condition received. (If there are special circumstances or the item is a gift for someone else, let me know and the return period may be extended. The short time frame is to discourage costume "borrowing.")

All items besides masks and eye patches may be returned within 30 days (in the condition received) for a full refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
Commission inquiries are welcome! (Currently I am only considering commission requests for handmade leather masks, eye patches, and accessories similar to what you see in my shop.)

My leather masks and accessories are designed to handle normal wear, but please don't wear them in a rainstorm or immerse them in liquid, as too much moisture can damage the leather and/or dyes.

These items are created in a smoke-free environment. They are sealed away or displayed in a protective curio cabinet in my home, until the time comes for them to journey to a new home.

Eirewolf Creations is a proud partner with World Vision in building a better world for children. (WorldVision.org)