Sihaya Designs is an artisan jewelry company featuring the work of Christina Allen Page. Inspired by nature and faery, known for color and whimsy, wearable art, handcrafted from gemstones, wire, resin, botanical elements, and recycled fine silver.
Her work is best known for its magical labradorite jewelry, as well as my Faery Wing line. They are lightweight, waterproof, super iridescent, and sparkly. They come in brass, copper, and sterling silver, in earrings and necklaces, as well as the occasional bat wing. Custom wings are available. They often run promotions and fidelity prizes for good customers,details about these discounts and give aways are posted regularly at Sihaya Design official blog at:
Above: Dryad Elflocks with Antique Rose Headdress
Woodland Wild is the new clothing/accessories line created by my friend Bryony Whistlecraft (picture above). Isn't she gorgeous! Among all my friends I can tell you she has always been one with the most elegant sense for faery fashion and now she's started to sell some of her handmade things creating Woodland Wild (lucky we!)
Timjam Design is a store that compile the designing works of Emelie Stina Viola Ekenberg. She was raised int he dark and magic and deep forests of Sweden making little dresses for her dolls, but it was when she moved to the cosmopolitan Amsterdam when she started to mingle genres, and try with her own patterns and clothes. She moved back to the forests to render garments inspired in faery tales folklore and Mother Nature. And in respect to it, as every "faery" clothing should beThere's a formal intention to make the items ecological, using eco fabrics, al the cotton, hemp and linen is dyed with vegetable dye, and she also recycles material. Now she's opened a workshop in Goa, India. As Emelie herself says she creates "Unique aware creations for unique aware people"
Above: lovely dress... sigh!
Intergalactic apparel specializes in Original Wearable Art made from fabric scraps and other reclaimed materials. The store is the team of two designers Kaiya and Glacia. By the enthusiasm and the good vibrations in all the item descriptions you can´t help but feel a warmth wave of natural colors... and They're definitely eco-friendly and beating in sync with nature when designing their garments that overall seem to be very bound to the earth with browns and forest greens, and luscious leafy designs... in their words "they are deeply committed to doing their part to heal this planetary situation of corporate slavery and greed.By using these materials as well as providing new ways of expression through fashion, we are lending our efforts to this healing and hope to bring a smile to your face in the process" using Re-purposed materials to stay true to Gaia
Ancient Grove is an etsy store where you will find accessories, jewelry, clothing and costumes inspired by the natural world and the unseen, ethereal creatures that inhabit it. What really calls your attention immediately is that all items seems to follow the same designing line and use the same forest and natural colors, using high quality fabric and looking delicate as the leaves selves. Most of her items are made of dupioni silk. Dupioni silk is usually made with two different colors of warp and weft. The color of the weft is much more prominent, while the color of the warp shows when the fabric moves and catches the light.
Above: Silk fairy wings
How to make your own floral garlandI love making floral headpieces myself, they're useful for your dryad, fairy or nymph dress, and a common element for your masquerade ball or performing garment, not to say also a key element for a wedding or flowergirl dress, thus surfing the net to polish my technique I found some tutorials you might find worth. Making them is inexpensive and you can unleash your imagination choosing a palette of colors and designing them to fit the seasons or the color of your garments. Also you can make smaller versions for a ponytail and add some ribbon steamers and other ornaments to make it stand out.
Of course we are living in the XXI, but that's no reason you can be wearing actual dresses with a fairy, cyber or gothic edge that sill keeps a magic that distinguish the most daring ones that decide not to . Casual, comfortable and still fantasy oriented, Alienskin is a british store with a very interesting collection from which I highlight the hooded coats and long leafy skirts that you can order in your custom size/colours showing that mythic creatures can also adapt to urban backgrounds.
Hairlooms features a lovely collection of headpieces and garlands that will suit perfectly not only a wedding dress but any nymph, dryad or fairy garment. Full, detailed and rich in colours, it really shows the finery of the materials (with flowers, ribbons, leaves, branches, butterfly wings and even feathers). Having seen these in person I can tell you we're talking about crowns of the highest quality that will add tha very final and special touch to your garment.
Isn't it an amazing corset? for fairies or dryads? Goblin Road make wearable and made to measure leather corsets to guarantee a perfect fit and they're the "must-have" for a forest nymph garment. The model shown above is called "wood elemental" and also air and fire elemental models are available on the site. I feel tempted to order thos model precisely as I love the cut and that "made of plants" look. The back of the corset is grommetted and cinches with a leather cord.
"Every time a fairy is born in a tree it becomes a dryad" Dryads and forest nymphs are one of my favourite topics overall... and they're often portrays as part tree with leaves and branches. This is a drawing I made myslef of one dryad... of course anything with leaves, green wigs, leave pendants and other extras will help, and we'll cover that in precision very soon... but today I wanted to share specifically these lovely wings I found and that would fit so well your forest nymph design.