With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, and the first day of Spring less than a week away, it’s the perfect time of year to pay homage to the Fair Folk and sprinkle your wardrobe with a little fairy glamour. Really any excuse for glitter, sparkle, and butterfly wings seems like a good one to me. Here are a few of the loveliest fairy-inspired creations Etsy.com has to offer, from the pretty and practical, to the wildly gorgeous.
How beautiful are these fairy wing earrings, with their luminous, iridescent shine? Handcrafted from copper, resin, and Swarovski crystal, they are inspired by the Irish Aes Sidhe and will add a touch of fantasy to even the most casual outfit. Wear them with bright eyeshadow or pink lipstick, and let the colours of sunlight brighten your face for spring. Available from Sihaya Designs for $42 USD.
Tiaras and Circlets
For the more daring fairies among you, be the princess of all your St. Patrick’s Day and Vernal Equinox festivities with a dainty fairy circlet like this offering from Kares Kreations. Kare’s metal and Czech bead headpieces range from $20 to $30 USD and come in a variety of colours and designs. Let the romantic, Celtic-inspired circlet add some sparkle to your hair—it’s time to let it down!—or wear it as a necklace for a fae touch with your little black dress. And after that? Add it to your best Medieval gown of lush green velvet and rock the Ren Faires this summer.
If you’re ready to go big or go home, a full set of fairy wings is absolutely the best way to do it. These glowing green beauties, crafted by The Fancy Fairy, will make you the finest fairy at any St. Patrick’s Day party. They’re made to tuck neatly into corsets and stand elegantly against the wearer’s back. This particularly ornate style can be made in custom colours for $490 USD, but smaller versions are available for $79 USD. If you’d prefer something a little more petite, check out these whimsical ear wings from Artlandish Creations. Personally, I can’t think of a better way to hold your hair back on a windy spring day.
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