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Winter Holidays 23

leather peacock feather ornaments


May this holiday season find you in good health and good cheer!

I’ve just added a (super) tiny new collection to the site, for any last minute shoppers. This is my last site update for 2023. The year is winding to a close, and I’m ready to tuck in for winter to rest and hibernate.

My last holiday shipping run will be Monday December 18th. That is the USPS recommended deadline for Christmas delivery for domestic US orders. Since it’s one week before Christmas, they do encourage priority mail.

Thanks so much for your support, and Happy Holidays to all!



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Autumn Closing In

sculpted leather mask depicting a stag with antlers

We’re starting to feel the first hints of fall here in western Washington! This is my favorite season ~ rich in color and scent, perfect temperatures, and (if you’re a gardener, like me) bountiful harvests.

We spent much of the summer traveling and working on home improvements. Life got super busy for a bit, but I’m settling back into the studio now. The changing season has me working on masks, costume accessories, and other autumnal creations.

The antlered stag mask shown here is a new variant on an old design, and I’m quite pleased with it. I hope that you will be too! There are many more costume creations in the works, as well as jewelry, hair accessories, and a few new surprises. Please check back often to see these new works as they’re added to the site!

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Belle Armoire Jewelry Feature Article!

belle armoire jewelry spring 22

I’m thrilled to share that my work is included in Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine’s Spring 2022 issue, hitting the stands today!

This article showcases my range of leather peacock feather jewelry and accessories, inspired by my friend Mahala back in 2010. These remain some of my favorite designs to create and expand upon, and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to share this story.

As with all of the publications by Stampington & Company, Belle Armoire Jewelry is an exceptionally beautiful and well curated magazine. I’m honored to work with them again, and I look forward to future opportunities.

belle armoire jewelry spring 22 feature
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Celebrating Wild Things – Little Brown Bat

leather bat barrette

Sharing this leather bat barrette in celebration of the wonderful little brown bat that I found in my driveway yesterday! I’m not sure if it was injured, or if it was in a torpid state. Perhaps the high winds knocked it out of its roost, and out of hibernation?

The wildlife rescue that I called was unable to make it out until the next day, but someone explained how to safely capture the bat until qualified help could get there (bats can pose health risks to humans & animals, so it’s really best to leave rehabilitation to the pros). .

Thankfully, the little fella made it through the night, and the rescuer was able to pick it up today. She’ll check it for injuries and tend them if needed … or just give it a safe space to crash until it’s ready to come out of hibernation. In either case, the bat survived, and is now in more capable hands. I’m so grateful that there are folks with the knowledge, skill, and heart to do such work!

Bats get a bad rap for being vicious and spooky, but in truth, they’re lovely creatures who play an important role as pollinators. With that said, this post is a celebration of bats in general, and particularly, the little creature that I found yesterday. This barrette is a fantastical shade of shimmering burgundy-purple, but the real life bat that I met was an adorable little brown bat.

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Cosmic Crows

Cosmic crow leather hair slide barrettes

Can’t remember if I’ve shared these yet, so forgive me if it’s a repeat… Here’s a new variation of my popular raven feather barrettes. These have multiple holes, so that they can be worn with a variety of hairstyles, and they feature a funky galaxy theme. I’m debating whether to call them “Galactic Ravens” or “Cosmic Crows”. Either way, you’ll find them in Monday’s shop update.

Galactic raven feather barrette with silver stars

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Time Flies

I’ve been busy lately, so time seems to be flying at warp speed! So much so, that I haven’t had time to blog. For a quick recap, here are some of the projects that have been keeping me busy of late:

leather-feather-barretteshair accessories galore

larger-hair-slides
and a few new and unusual jewelry designs

Skull & Rose Leather pendant
Skull & Rose Leather pendant

sculpted leather octopus necklace with lapis & kyanite
sculpted leather octopus necklace with lapis & kyanite

I’m working to get it all photographed and added to the site … wish me good luck!