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Ronafly Creations: fairy jewellery inspired by the seasons

Above: Winter Melodies snowflake pendant. Perfect for snowmaidens, winter queens and even Elsa (Frozen) cosplays :)


Ronafly Creations is a store created by Rowan Hogervorst and based in The Netherlands that offer a rather lovely collection of accessories inspired by Nature and Fantasy.

Pieces are nickel and lead safe and often includes hand sculpted ornaments in clay and are embellished with cabochons, gems and stones. Some pieces try to mimic the texture of  Nature, the cracks on ice, the waves of water, firey molten lava... they are indeed items inspired by the everchanging shifting magic of the seasons.

Some  of the items are ready to ship and other pieces are made to order so please take into account delivery times at their etsy store.

Rowan also welcomes contact for new ideas for commissions and special orders, so if you have something in mind, maybe she can "bring it to life". Right now, a few days from Winter Solstice the etsy store has a rather large list of icy, frosty, sparkling silver, white, and ice blue wintry creations.

Below: me wearing a lovely ice-snowflake winter pendant courtesy of  Ronafly Creation  (Thank you Rowan). I am a December Child and  I loved your present.


Ronafly Etsy store

as a rather large list of icy, frosty, sparkling silver, white, and ice blue wintry creations.

RONAFLY facebook page

Ronafly Instagram


My witchery: amazing fantasy and pagan headpieces and horns

My witchery is a store created by artist Katrin Lanfire, based in Kiev, Ukraine. It ships worldwide. She designs and create accessories in gothic, witchy and fantasy styles, combining different materials both old and new, like polymer clay, leather, fabrics. She often embellishes the pieces with bones, feathers and beads. Her designs are designed by historical fashion, science fiction, mythology and macabre fairy-tales. Some items are ready to ship and others made to order, and for these latest you have to consider the time it requires to be created. The price ranges from 20 Eur up to 300 Euros for really well crafted massive and eye-catching creations that are perfect for cosplay, photoshoots, haute couture fashion shows and all sort of events and conventions.

Horns, wings, and seasonal inspired shapes...from mystical to tribal. From gothic black to wintry white. Don´t forget to check their network for past works and amazing inspiring photos wearing the pieces.

Above: Winged Angel piece

Below: One of my favourite, a dark fairy unseelie horned piece with a medieval inspired fairytale hat... dark, yet with a hint of fairy


Horned headpiece mounted on a flexible hairband, comfortable to wear and accented with moth. Perfect for "forest dwellers"


Where to buy: My witchery ETSY store


My witchery on instagram



Impressions of Autumn: Fantasy photoshoot and ideas!

Autumn is my favourite season. It brings so much beauty, how the leaves shift in a multicoloured show.

Besides keeping Your fantasy costume as a blog :) I love to dress in fantasy garments myself :). As some of you may know already I´m a singer and performer but I also enjoy creating fantasy photography and I usually upload tons of my looks and outfits to my instagram account at

Still as it´s tradition for me I love to do "seasonal" photoshoots :) and this Autumn has been really so beautiful :) So here a couple of pictures

So here my fantasy photoshoots of this year and some indications of how I made the garments, outfits I wear.

 Autumn leaves  were sewn to a basic thrifted golden dress. You can glue them or attach to your skirt and make autumn ornaments.  I felt tempted to glue them also into the entire bodice but I finally went for sparse leaves here and there.

Above: autumn leaves. These are the ones I used to attach to the dress. Also great to glue together for headpieces, gloves or other autumn ornaments. They are sold in different colours.

Moth wings are made by my friends from El Costurero Real.
Be careful because there are lots fake listings of these moth and butterfly wings using the pictures from El Costurero Real but being a low quality scam. Just purchase from the original store (I just warned! ;-)


Above. Autumn headpiece wreath crown made by myself. I attached fake flowers to a headband with hot glue, added pinecones, acorns, branches and dried mushrooms I foraged from the forest. As a base for the crown I use a wide sturdy headband like this one, and I start to build up glueing the elements.

For the bodice I simply purchased an inexpensive corset from ebay and painted with spray paint,  I also used the hot glue gun to add veins to the corset before painting it with brass and red paint spray. I added a leaf trim also painted in brass paint spray.
For this second look I tried to mimic an acorn (while visiting my favourite oak tree :)

The winter wool pointy hat purchased from ebay... plenty of colours but I found brown perfect to portray an "acorn head" and I also bought it in red as it was cute for elves or gnomes.  My scarf is hand knitted (Autumn and winter is perfect for knitting). The golden cincher is also from ebay. It´s not very shiny and I found the colour to be very lovely and  matching my other "autumn layers"

The long brown skirt was thrifted and the overskirt is simply a square of cotton fabric. :) falling in handkerchief fashion. You can do pixie skirts so easily out of any square fabric leftovers.

Above: basic idea of how to make handkerchief skirt (source of picture: pinterest)

So farewell Autumn, you brought so much beauty, but about to shift colours into pure white snowy winter.



Enchanted Lote Tree: Mystical crystal jewellery

The Enchanted Lote Tree is a lovely store run by Ebru from Sydney,  Australia that shares an enthralling collection of her own creations. Mystical and inspired by Nature all pieces of jewellry and Terrariums feature crystals, minerals and gems. They often featured hand sculpted leaves and organic elements inspired by the elements. The polymer clay parts often swirl like vines around the gems, mossy patches, sculpted bark and lichens... somehow the pieces exude a raw, organic, nature vibration.

In her own words "The Enchanted Lote Tree offers enchanting handcrafted art, inspired by Natures sweet enchantments and specializes in unique handmade crystal jewelry pieces hand sculpted using polymer clay & intuitively created crystal terrariums and gardens"

Her work indeed shows a fascination for magical things, and most of the peaces have that "organic" made by fairies look. Featuring crystals and gems, the pieces seems to channel their own energy, maybe because of the love and care they were made with.

Above: mermaid pendant built on a natural seashell and featuring a gorgeous large blue Labradorite, with the shades of the deep ocean and  light filtering through some shallower spots... really beautiful.

I own myself a few other pieces from the collection and will be updating this article with pictures of myself wearing them shortly :)
Below: myself wearing a lovely hand sculpted polymer clay leaf with quartz courtesy of The Enchanted Lote Tree.



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Mermaid Sanctuary Designs: Unique handmade mermaid and fairy accessories

Based in Conneticut, United States, Mermaid Sanctuary Designs is a store  specialised in one of a kind fantasy headpieces and accessories. From Fairies to Unicorns, they are colourful, sparkly and with obvious love for details. Run by Judy Bielik, who self taught to make them as a result for her love of all things fantasy designing and creating high quality, beautiful, headpieces and accessories.


There is a very "elemental" quality in the items, water, mermaids, forestdwellers, many accessories have that key "element" shining through, in the choice of materials, motifs and colour palette. :) Sometimes even combining them, see for example this glorious fairy/nymph/mermaid (air, water and earth combined), the entire outfit/accessories made by mermaid sanctuary themselves. 

The designer sometimes collaborates with other artists, rendering pieces even more unique, and also welcome contact for custom orders and commissions. To see a gallery of "clients" and examples of past works you can check their network on instagram and facebook (links at the end of the article)

The store features a  collection of unique headpieces and garlands as well as some fae-inspired accessories like hair barrettes, pearl hair strands, butterfly hairpins  (and sometimes even styling wigs and hair extensions) :) I personally, like to add some "fairy" details to my daily wear, so some of the subtle accessories are really cute to go for.

Below: Winged Seahorsehair clip

Above: handmade garland with blue crystals, perfect for Undines and water nymphs

Mermaid Sanctuary Designs Network

Etsy store




Mayrafabuleux: rave wear and mermaid bras

Summer is here!!

And with it, our mermaid-selves long for the sea... time for some "mermaid-wear".

Mayrafabuleux is store run by Mayra Mendoza and based in California,  specialized in rave and mermaid bras. Not only for bellydancers and rock stars,  Mayrafabuleux clothing also include some fantasy inspired sparkly bras are made to order in different sizes, and some (the ones we focus more on this featurette) have shells and sea-inspired fantasy elements, making them a lovely mermaid top. In all honestly I´d go to the beach with one of this, I find standard swimsuits and bikinis so boring :) They have an ebay store of the same name.

Above: Mermaid/tribal bra with seashells

It is recommended to visit their official website to see a larger selection of works. The official website for all of our selection of rave bra, rave outfits, theme wear, dance wear, rave wear, festival attire. All items are made to your own size / measurements: we can make any size and we ship worldwide. Take into account that most items are made to order and thus for undies as bras and bottoms no refunds are accepted. There are plenty of examples to choose from as well as a rather clear custom order form, international buyers take into account possible customs tax fees, time to be made and the no-refund policy of the store.


Visit their ebay store for some ready to ship items

Myrafabuleux at ebay

Official site





Nilenia Arts: Accessories crafted for fairies by fairies

Above: Rune stone necklace with crystal, inspired in the forest by Nilenia Arts, one of my personal favourites.

Nilsun Yencilek aka "Nilenia" is indeed a Woodland spirit herself, or a cute pixie,  or maybe a fairy, but for sure some kind of magical creature. Firey haired Nilenia also has a superb taste for faerie fashion herself as she shows on her various personal accounts,  but she also embarked in the creation of her own crafts and accessories, and that was the origin of her store NILENIA ARTS on etsy.

The shop is based in Turkey yet ships worldwide. Nilenia Arts  includes a collection of pieces that somehow reflects Nilenia´s taste for mossy greens, and lichenous yellow and atumnal oranges.

Animal totems, leaves, ferns... a hadmade collection  with a "nature lover/ fantasy lover" flair into it.

Above: Hand sculpted fungi and lichens necklace


Etsy store:


Direct contact to commission a custom made piece :


All the forest in your hands... Kentrkatty hand-painted bracelets

Based in Russia, Ekaterina aka Kentrkatty is an, artist illustrator and crafter of handpainted accessories. She is interested in paganism and fantasy and her art and pieces are usually inspired in Nature, which is one of her biggest influences. She runs a little store on instagram where she sells her original paintings, but also wearable art like her signature wooden hand-painted bracelets. Each one is unique and one of a kind, and in different combinations of vibrant colours. So if you want to fae-accessorize yourself you can check her shop where she constantly list new items (busy bee lady). They are truly the result of delicate and patient work. And you will find different patterns and motifs from forest greens to starry nebulae, covering all four elements and seasons.

Instagram kentrkatty shop:

Instagram Kentrkatty (persona)  for fine  nature-photography





Mermaid stockings with scales... daily wear for mermaids in disguise

Tinkerkast is a store that offer different kind of wearable handmade props. Based in Germany and run by Daniel Struzyna, the shop offers a collection of horns, neckchains with skull and bones replicas, horns and other fantasy items. I somehow randomly found the store doing a google search on "mermaid" apparel, I am somehow inclined to buy a tail when I can for a  music video, so I do the search from time to time. And then I found a picture of mermaid stockings with scattered scales over sheer unnoticeable mesh... it looks really ethereal, and had to search. Though the store have now a scarce number of items listed, I there is a button for "CUSTOM ORDER"  and mermaid stockings are still in the description of items offered.  But if you check the store network (facebook and instagram) you will find also scaly cuffs.

I really think they are super clever and fancy, with beautifully made realistic silicone scales. It will look as if you are growing scales, or concealing magically a mermaid tail. I think it´s a cute a clever idea for mermaid-lovers, when they need two practical legs to walk around ;-)

My favourite items maybe are the amazing dragon horns, :) Though I found them on a "mermaid" search, I was really impressed by them, bookmarked! Here a snippet of some of the items you can comission to the store.



But if you are into more "strega" wicca fashion, you will find also some treasures at the store.


TINKERCAST at instagram







Verdantly Adorned: regal headpieces for the Seasons

Verdantly Adorned is a store recently opened by Leigh Anne, designer and crafter based in Virginia (USA).  The headpieces are crown are big in size and has a "Art Noveau" Mucha vibe into them.  Romantic, eye-catchy, and likely the highlight of your fae attire  if you opt for a simpler fantasy garment.  She was making them for her own appearances as cosplayer in fantasy conventions, but everybody urged her to create a store and sell them, and thus Verdantly Adorned was created and something very "romantic" and "Prerraphaelite" along with it. 

All pieces are one of a kind and handmade and thus the catalogue listing is short, but  I recommend to bookmark  their etsy site and check regularly for new pieces to be listed.

Choosing delicately a matching colour palette, and showing an inclination for  very earthly and natural combinations, the headpieces have that "air" of being made out of things you would pick from the forest floor, but meant of course to be durable and less "deleterious" and comfortable.Besides faux flowers and foliage  some dried natural elements are also used, and overall they have that "naturalist"  and "naturelover" vibe into them.

I like the fact that they are bulky massive wreaths, but if you want something more subtle, she accepts commissions for custom work.

NETWORK (also to see her past work and happy client pictures)

Verdantly Adorned on Etsy

Verdantly Adorned on Instagram