LITTLE WINGS DESIGNS

LITTLE WINGS DESIGNS

LITTLE WINGS DESIGNS

Artist: Elyse Marie Welcher / Little Wings Design
Wallets, catchall trays, leather air plant holders

Little wings Designs is a handcrafted lifestyle brand of playful and practical goods and accessories, dedicated to small production, artisan details, and timeless quality. Founded in 2010 by, Elyse Marie Welcher, Littlewings Designs is the distillation of the artist's personal style via the things she likes to make and use everyday; a combination of fun, useful, and built to last goods, all of which make life a little more comfortable, a little more playful, and always a bit more colorful.

Artist's Statement
"I am the owner and designer behind Littlewings Designs. I was dubbed Littlewings as a nickname in college, and was told I was little and gave people wings. The name stuck around and became a fitting name for the spirit of my work. I'm a born and raised Michigander and artisan craft is my life’s passion. I have been sewing since I was seven years old and up pursued art in all mediums  before landing at the Savannah College of Art and Design. My love for the handcrafted process, working with leather and belief in quality products led me to major in Accessory Design.  I launched my line Littlewings Designs as my senior capstone, after not seeing the type of leatherwork I wanted out there in the fashion world. I returned home to Grand Rapids, Michigan shortly after launching Littlewings Designs to put down roots in my hometown. I am proud to be part of a vibrant creative community and I am always ready to make a mess and try something fun and new."

- Elyse Maris Welcher