Thursday, March 6, 2014

pub Le Boeuf 2013 - And I made the wings

This is a fun commercial by a French production company called Satellite My Love.

I made the wings!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Open for Business!

Now that I am officially reopening my Etsy store for business, let me tell you what is new and improved about my wings.

As much as I loved the frame design that I had spent eight years developing, I wanted to make my wings sturdier and for the back piece (which holds everything together) to have a smaller footprint, which in turn, makes the wings look more natural.  So I went back to the drawing board, and came up with a new idea.

As you can see, my wings are now built on a sturdy fabricated metal ring, and the straps are now attached to metal D-rings to allow for more movement and comfortable wear.  But no worries - they are still hinged to fold open and closed for ease of movement.  The new design leaves the center of the back open, which not only looks more natural, it makes it super easy to display your wings - just hang them from a decorative hook and you have a beautiful piece of wall art to enjoy!

But because of the design change, I am left with no where to place an unobtrusive tag.  Instead I will sign each pair and attach a custom made, removable hanging tag which will included the style name, manufacture date, series number and care instructions as a certificate of proof that your wings are an original work of art.

I have also decided to retire some of my older designs to make way for new ones.  So if you are looking for something in particular, please check in as I may not be making it any more - but I would be happy to offer alternative ideas.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Drumroll Please...

It's a long story.  Not a fact, not only is it long, I prefer to be inebriated if I have to share it.  

The short version is: Up from the Ashes is GONE.  Fin. The End.  Bye-Bye.
It was a heart wrenching decision to close after eight years of pouring my heart and soul into my creations, but hopefully everything will work out for the best.

Good news is, I am finally putting out a shingle under my own name.
SO, soon, yes, very soon indeed, I will have marvelous new works of art to share with you, my dear reader.
Stay tuned.


Thursday, April 12, 2012


So apparently I still have this much neglected blog that is in desperate need of attention. I feel like I owe the poor thing a hug and a good bottle of wine to make up for my absence. (how do you share a bottle of wine with a website?)

So where did I go?
Nowhere. I've been right here toiling away on my wings, masks, etc, etc. Just haven't felt particularly chatty about it I suppose.

But I do have a ton of new things to show you all, so I will try to scrounge up some time to start posting pictures soon.

There have been many exciting things happening personally, including the birth of my niece in October of 2010 and my own wedding later the same month. More on that later!

Saturday, July 17, 2010