I've been making tiny fairy wreaths for a couple of years now, but here's a portal into The Otherworld.
I got the idea from this meme.
Fairy portals are found in the unlikeliest spots in nature, as this blog post describes, but they should never be entered by humans...or else you might find yourself staying for a few hundred years....
Some up-close detail using all of my favorite materials, moss, lichen, dried flowers and fronds.
Some trumpet lichen and star anise. The next one I make will be bigger, like a wreath.
Here are custom fairy wreaths, made from circles of red birch and decorated with wildflowers I've collected ($15). Each comes with a fiddlehead bejeweled hanger.
Wreaths are associated with the pagan rituals of the changing seasons and here are a few tiny fairy wreaths to hold you over until spring.
These ones are handmade from pine branches, dried fern, flowers and berries.
These are also from dried and pressed fern from our property and dressed up with flowers and buds and usnea
I shot these days after an ice storm which made all of the iced over branches sound like tinkling chandeliers.
I got the idea from making round fairy doors. Why not make them even smaller and add botanicals?
Each comes with a custom "fiddlehead" fairy hanger. Perfect ornaments for a pagan tree!
This shows how small they are: about two inches wide.
I only had enough materials to make five of them. They can be found at Brambles in Belfast, Maine.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
Look up the story behind a fairy dress by clicking on the name below