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Wanton Whimsies for Wildlings

York, United Kingdom · 3704 Sales

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Wanton Whimsies for Wildlings

York, United Kingdom 3704 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1320)

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Ally Shaw

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Announcement   Wanton whimsies for wildlings-- imaginative handmade gothic, witchy, Victorian jewelry inspired by dark fairy tales and folklore, Hammer Horror films, gothic novels and pagan ritual. I also offer lovingly refurbished antique and vintage finds that suggest their own dark histories.

All handmades are created one at a time in my little Victorian house in a cobblestone street in the shadow of the medieval walls of the city of York, where I'm serenaded by the hum of trains coming and going from the rail station and the howl of the Barghest prowling the snickleways of the ancient city.

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Last updated on Jan 24, 2017

Wanton whimsies for wildlings-- imaginative handmade gothic, witchy, Victorian jewelry inspired by dark fairy tales and folklore, Hammer Horror films, gothic novels and pagan ritual. I also offer lovingly refurbished antique and vintage finds that suggest their own dark histories.

All handmades are created one at a time in my little Victorian house in a cobblestone street in the shadow of the medieval walls of the city of York, where I'm serenaded by the hum of trains coming and going from the rail station and the howl of the Barghest prowling the snickleways of the ancient city.

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Ally Shaw

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5 out of 5 stars
(1320)
judithprice43

judithprice43 on Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Stunningly beautiful, love this shop. Arrived quickly and lovely packaging. It smelt Divine. Thank you 💜😊

laureldarkmoon

laureldarkmoon on Apr 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous! I've gotten a lot of compliments on her already. Given what is going on in the world, it's the time of the Harpy--we women have to make ourselves heard! I wear her with pride!

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Impressively sized shop update went live! Here are some of the pieces!
Another custom Witches Ladder- this one will be a gift for the client's loved one- she told me about her & sent a photo. I choose delicate Victorian filigree with moonstone, citrine and turquoise among other stones.

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About

Linking Magic and Mayhem. One Bead at a Time.

I haven't always made jewellery. Once upon a time I worked in an investment bank in the City in London, and then I was a therapist in a hospice, and before that I was a painter and writing teacher.

I found myself in a strange land, having moved to the UK from the US, and like any good fairy tale, I had to use my cunning to get by. That was over ten years ago. I now work in my little Victorian house, once the domicile of chocolate factory workers, in a cobblestone street in the shadow of the medieval walls of the city of York. When you stand in the right place on the city walls, this town looks like a jewelbox, a fairy castle. Here, I'm serenaded by the hum of trains coming and going from the rail station and the howl of the Barghest prowling the snickleways of the ancient city.

I work with copper, sterling silver, and carefully chosen semi-precious stones. Sometimes I use fire polished and pressed Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, and antiqued brass findings. I combine recycled fragments of vintage jewellery and rosaries. I occasionally use Tierra Cast findings, because their quality is unmatched.

My Etsy shop is a two-person family operation. I design, make, and photograph the pieces myself. My partner Michael answers queries/conversations, packs up orders, and posts parcels to my lovely customers all around the world.

I pride myself on making delicate, decadent whimsies for wildlings-- imaginative handmade jewelry inspired by dark fairy tales and Norse folklore, gothic novels, and pagan ritual.

I value every customer, and we always strive to answer queries the same day. All items come gift wrapped as well. I'll never forget the first time I saw someone while out and about who was wearing one of my designs! I didn't know her, but I felt like I'd seen a friend.

What my customers are saying:

"Great seller, very communicative, super fast shipping, and stunning jewelry. One of the best shops on Etsy." -Aliza C.

"Fast delivery and pretty wrapping and pouch. Lost for words, this is such a lovely necklace, perfect fit. The little bat has lots of detail, really sweet. If you love bats or like something a little unusual, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this lovely necklace. The Czech amethyst crystals are exquisite." - Jacqui D., UK

"...everything is beautiful ... you have magic hands!" --Sarah, Germany
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  • Ally Shaw

    Owner, Designer, Creator And Photographer

    I'm a maker as well as a poet and storyteller, a belly dancer, knitter and brewer. All my various passions inform the pieces you find in my Etsy shop.

  • Mike

    Shipping, Communication, Assistant

    Mike is my partner and assistant. He handles shipping and responding to conversations. He also lends his muscle to making some of our larger gauge hoops.

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