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Gifts for her

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Gifts for him

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Gifts for children

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Gifts for the home

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The Aldersworlds

Don’t look behind you, if you are not prepared to see something magic

The story of this shops kind of started when I was 6 years old and I made my first puppet. Due to an accident with my hand, the story almost ended when I was 18, before it even had began. Because of the accident I didn’t pursue my dream of becoming an artist, not before many years later, when life happened and I suddenly found myself working on my first art doll.


Ever since that day it seems all kinds of creatures from the alderworld knock on the door of my imagination, asking for being sculpted. Alas, not all of them can or want to stay with me, so this is why we agreed on opening this shop to make sure they can find the one person they are supposed to be with. Maybe you are one?

ETSY shop: www.theAldersworlds.etsy.com

Black crane cration

To share beauty with the world

I have always been fascinated by animals and costumery. Ever since I I was little my mother would create costumes for me for the carneval each year in kindergarden and school. During my childhood I was a bat, a turtle, a native american, a viking, a butterfly and many more. Seing my mothers creativity sparked my own and led me on the path towards my own costumes. And when cosplay became a thing at conventions in Norway I finally got the chance to unfold that creative need.

I also have a passion for masks, giving me the opportunity to become something else, preferably something mystic or badass. It gives variety.
Most of my masks are asian inspired, with my own little twist.

I still do cosplay and it has been a wonderous journey to where I am now with many things learned both from success and failure, and I have never been afraid to share what I learned to others.

And then there is my other passion: Horns and antlers.
Being natural things their shape and pattern has always been a great source of wonder to me. For the body of an animal to arrange these wonderous shapes, often quite symmetrical, with a fascinating texture, is to me a thing of beauty.


It’s hard to explain why, but when you find a perfect spiral in a pair of sheep horns, or the elegant arcs of a catalina goat horn, or the smooth texture of an impalas horns, with delicate ridges, it is subtle, but it captivates my attention and makes me want to touch and feel.


And it makes me want to see others use them for costumes, fursuits and headdresses. I want to see them used, utilised and admired.

Antlers grow out each year and never look the same from year to year, and eventually fall off to regrow the following year, horns however grow during an animals entire life, but both leads to some amazing shapes.

In the beginning I attempted to make headdresses with real horns, but that turned out rather futile as horns can be quite heavy and rather dificult to handle. Also quite expensive.
So when I had the opportunity to make replicas of my horns arose, I wanted to share that with the world. Let others marvel in the beauty of horns and antlers with an affordable and lighter alternative that still offers the delicate texture of the originals.

That is what I want to give to the world.

ETSY shop: www.BlackCraneCreation.etsy.com