Fairies are legendary creatures; accounts of these magical beings are present in hundreds of cultures from around the world. However the most common depiction of fairies is that of European Folklore and popularised by the Victorians; the fairy in the guise of a tiny girl with butterfly wings. The fairy motif has had a strong presence in the visual and literary arts from early folk and fairytales and Arthurian Legend through to Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and Tolkien's depictions of the Elves in Middle Earth, right through to modern day. Derived from Middle English, meaning 'Enchantment of the Fee', Fairies are ethereal and feminine and are the embodiment of magic and enchantment, wish-making, beauty and the natural world, having been often seen as nature spirits or elementals and even Angels. Angels are supernatural or spiritual beings found in various religions and mythologies worldwide and are most often seen as intermediaries between Heaven and Earth. Many people believe them to be messengers from the Heavens and they are often thought of as guardian spirits of protection.
Angels and fairies lend themselves to delicate and feminine designs and make pretty additions to charm bracelets, or used alone as a simple pendant; our Fairies Collage Sheets look stunning when used with cameo mounts for a nod to Victoriana, and Vintaj Angel and Fairy Charms echo elegant Art Nouveau elegance and are perfect for something inspired by The Turn of the 20th Century. There's something to inspire with our stunning selection.