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Wanton Whimsies for Wildlings

Banff, Scotland · 4628 Sales

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Wanton Whimsies for Wildlings

Banff, Scotland 4628 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1631)

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Ally Shaw

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Announcement   Imaginative handmade 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 23 Jun, 2018

Imaginative handmade 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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The Dark Coven Necklace is a favourite design- each is unique and I make them one at a time. This is the latest manifestation!
I’m wearing my own pair of Nicnevin’s Moons- these triple moon earrings are named for the Celtic Scottish goddess of Witches.
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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 am a writer and jewellery designer and maker based in Banff on the North East Coast of Scotland.  I offer imaginative handmade gothic, witchy, rockabilly and Victorian jewelry inspired by dark fairy tales and folklore, Hammer Horror films, gothic novels and pagan ritual. I also lovingly refurbish antique and vintage finds that suggest their own dark histories.  All handmades are created one at a time in my workshop and home in  what was once a school built in 1803.  I'm serenaded by the wind, waves and sea birds on this wild edge of the North of Scotland.

Though I'm now living in Scotland, I came of age on the West Coast of the U.S. and that sunny nostalgia and the cultural hybridity of Cali still brighten my imagination.

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 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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Shop members

  • 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.

Production partners

  • Blackwater Studios

    Truro, England

    Blackwater Studios offer T shirt printing, custom finishing, and labeling of your garments. Specialising in screen printing T shirts for more than 40 years, we are able to advise on all print mediums, and T shirt types.

  • Desnoir

    Perth, WA

    DESNOIR is a multi-speciality private studio offering fully custom graphic design services, illustration, photoart, as well as bespoke & premade designs.

  • Nicole Piar

    CA, United States

    Nicole is an illustrator, author and creator of the Spirit Cats Inspirational Card Deck – a playful, intuitive tool for clarity and healing. She is inspired by the vivid intersection of art, storytelling, intuition, and dreams.

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Last updated on 14 Jul, 2017
Seller details
Allyson Shaw
15 Clunie Street
BANFF, Aberdeenshire AB45 1HY
United Kingdom