Ready to Ship Wing Sale This Tuesday, March 20th at 8pm PST

*Edited to add new pics 3/21/18
I've been sick and completely forgot to edit this to reflect the new sale date and time - TONIGHT, Wed. March 21 at 8pm PST in my Shopify store. Direct link here.  The wings below are some of the offerings that will be available. Most will be repeat styles as I am working on things behind the scenes, plus some lower panels that you can add to your existing wings!

Copycats in Fairyland

Infringement Among the Fae

I wanted to address an infringement that's happened to a dear friend of mine who also happens to be a wing and crown maker. Angelia of On Gossamer Wings is someone who I have come to respect very much over the years, and even though we haven't met in person as yet, I consider her a good friend. We have even had to deal with a group infringement together (it was a pain, but we won).
Some years ago she was also friends with Ashley Ormaza of Freckles Fairy Chest, who, after getting wing making advice from Angelia, mysteriously blocked her on social media without explanation. Angelia was given the silent treatment, except for an email out of the blue at one point where Ashley claimed she has forgiven her and moved on - forgiven her for what, we don't know because Ashley refuses to respond to Angelia's inquiries as to why. Since then, Ashley started her wing company, making product that would seem to follow Angelia's work. At first, nothing exact enough to make a fuss about, just enough similarities to take note of. 
However in 2014, Ashley approached a very popular fairy artist to procure a license to sell wings made after the wings in her Paisley Fairy painting. The problem is, the wing design in that painting was Angelia's.
Jasmine Becket-Griffith was not aware that someone already was selling that design as she found the wing design in line art form on a tattoo parlor website. Being on the back of a fairy in a painting, Angelia did not have any issue with the painting and in fact was flattered. I had tagged her in the comments of Jasmine's post when I saw it and we both thought it was cool, but an artist with thousands of comments can't be expected to keep track of every single one.
Ashley was not unaware of who that design belonged to in the slightest. She was very familiar with Angelia's work, having gotten personal help from Angelia, and she had shared photos of the wing style in question in the past as well. Below, Angelia's Crystal wings created in 2010, and a screen shot of Ashley sharing a photo of a necklace of the same design via her public Freckles Fairy Chest Facebook page when they were still on friendly terms.

In 2014, soon after the Paisley Fairy painting was posted on Jasmine's site, a new post showed new licensed wings would be available that look like the wings in the painting - not licensed to Angelia's company as they should have been, but instead to Freckles Fairy Chest. I was floored, this really looked like a blatant attempt to steal another artist's IP. Thankfully, Jasmine had the contract dissolved immediately, and we found out that it was in fact Ashley that had approached Jasmine to produce the wings. 
Angelia did not speak out about it, due to the large following that Ashley had gained, but it was definitely hurtful and I was impressed with her ability to keep it under wraps. At least the wings weren't being produced, at least as far as we know. Below, the post about the licensed wings (deleted from FB since the contract dissolved) along with a screen shot from Ashley's public business page showing a photo of one of her friends or employees wearing an even closer copy of said wings. Was the more accurate copy what she had planned to ship out to customers, assuming that very slight changes to the ones in the license announcement would make it okay? We'll never know, but even if that is not the case, the only person with the right to that wing license would be Angelia.

After that, Ashley launched a new makeup business, and wing making seemed to not be a focus anymore, though she still sold crowns. 
Angelia had made a crown that she included in one of her wing photos on a mannequin in 2016, but had not yet listed for sale. Some time later, Ashley made a strikingly similar crown which she would then sell through her Etsy site, before Angelia even had a chance to. It's one of her simpler designs, however in that case making it unique should have been easy to do. A few variations popped up as well, including on the cover of Faerie Magazine, however the first one is the most similar. Below, the first and second posts Angelia made of her crown in 2016, alongside the post from Ashley's public business page of the one she made.

Angelia has finally now offered it for sale (the first one sold but more will follow) and made clear that she had made hers first, and that another artist had been selling a copy  of it. 
There is more to this story, but I'll leave you with this - please purchase this crown style from the original artist if you like it. You can find her Etsy shop here:
It's unfortunate that Ashley has cut off communication with Angelia, even more unfortunate that she felt compelled to act out in this way, but it is my hope that maybe someday she will come to acknowledge her behavior in the past and present and perhaps offer an apology. As of yet, there has been none and I'm sad to say I have my doubts that one will be offered. I would be happy to be proven wrong.
Personal and professional integrity is important. Artist's rights are important too, and I have always been vocal about that.
I decided to make this post with all facts included, because I was accused of lying about the matter and challenged to prove the allegations by a family member of Ashley's. 
This should be sufficient.

Winter Melts Into Spring With Headdresses and Hair Accessories Tonight!

Headdress Sale Tonight at 8pm PST

Though some in the country are still facing winter storms, on the west coast we already have spring blooms and warm days. The 7 winged headdresses and hair clips listing tonight at 8pm reflect both seasons as one melts into the other.
The first was the most intense to create, the Pink Blossomed Fairy Faun antler headdress. Lots of details such as gold / brass filigree in the center and at the horn tips, from which jeweled bead strands hang. Pink quartz crystals are hidden in the blossoms, and Swarovski crystals decorate the Salome wings on either side, which are made with actual metal frames! In fact all the pieces tonight except the Valentine headdress use wings that are mini versions of my original wing designs. It attaches via an adjustable elastic band that goes under the back of the head, which is removable, and also comes with clips at each side hidden underneath for extra security. You might be able to get away with wearing it without the elastic, but probably only for photos if you keep your head verrry still. The other 3 headdresses fanciest attach this way as well. The price of this one will be $359 plus shipping.

Pink Blossomed Fairy Faun Headdress, $359

The second headdress also sports antlers, but this one is done in a winter theme with silver, icey blue and white. Bluish crystals peek out from the icey flowers and iridescent sprays adorn each side along with the Salome mini wings done in White Satin iridescent with chrome silver veining, silver filigree and Swarovski crystals. This piece will be $325 plus shipping.

Silver Winter Fairy Faun Headdress, $325

The third piece is another wintery one, but I also think it would work great for a Navi cosplay! Silver lace, and cyan blue iridescent glass beads and silver chain adornments decorate this glittered faux flowered piece, and the mini wings are the Aynia design with Aqua film, white veining, silver filigree and Swarovski crystals. Will be $315 plus shipping.

Winter Nymph Headdress in ice blue, silver and white. $315

The 4th offering is also wintery, but in the form of clips that attach at either side of the head - and could also be used to clip onto your clothing! The mini wings are the Salome design, done in Aqua film with pearl veining and decorated with silver filigree and Swarovski crystals along with iridescent jeweled wire sprays and iridescent white beaded fringe. Will be $165.

Winter Salome Fairy Hair Clips, $165

Now for more flowery pieces! This Mucha inspired headdress of all white flowers has a touch of warmth with gold toned filigree, gold veined mini Aynia fairy wings on each side with iridescent crystals across the forehead and in the center metal piece. White lace and iridescent rhinestone strands hang from each side. $310

White & Gold Much Inspired Floral Headdress, $310

These Lavender Guinevere hair clips are done in the iridescent Lilac film with pearl veining, adorned with silver filigree and Swarovski crystals. Pearl and iridescent crystal sprays peek out from the lavender, blue and purple flowers and white iridescent beaded fringe and crystal strands hang under them. $195

Lavender & Silver Guinevere Hair Clips, $195

Last but not at all least, is the Valentine Guinevere Headdress. Unlike the others in this sale, these wings are printed and embossed acetate with iridescent film. I really like the effect the embossing has, although they aren't as rigid it gives them a really delicate look. There is a large and a small layer, so there are two sets of my mini Guinevere wings on each side, embellished with red heart, pink and iridescent Swarovski crystals. Red and pink flowers are at the base with gold chain swags draping below, from which red and pink glass beads hang. A gold lace band joins the two sides with an iridescent red jewel piece in the center, and red velvet and glittered large wired leaves are layered in back at either side. Held with clips, and also has loops for attaching elastic if desired. $315

Valentine Guinevere Headdress, $315

I will also have some rare made to order wings, which you will also be able to mix & match so you can choose which bottom panel you want with it! Remember to get there right on time at 8pm Pacific Standard Time, click through to the Shopify store.