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I almost never do challenges. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever done a challenge at a website before, but I couldn’t resist this months call-out at Haunted Design House.

They asked for an item that either took just one day to make, or involved words. I can never be counted on to finish a thing in one day, so I went for the inclusion of words. Here is my Beautiful Death Cuff.

I’m a terrible tailor, but I still had fun sewing this together, adding a little bead embroidery and a shabby flower, and making some charms.

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I made sure the backs of the charms were pretty, as they move around during wear. How do I know? Because as soon as it was finished, I couldn’t resist wearing it to the movies. It is felt lined and very comfy.

It has its flaws–the button holes are a mess–but overall, I love this thing, and I’ll probably wear it often.

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Bad Halloween costumes of the 70s and 80s. This is Morticia Addams, not Michael Jackson.

Bad Halloween costumes of the 70s and 80s. This is Morticia Addams, not Michael Jackson.

Vintage Halloween magazine covers

Vintage Halloween magazine covers

The Fantasmical World of Rhode Montijo

The Fantasmical World of Rhode Montijo

Creepy Kawaii

Creepy Kawaii

1947 Frankenstein Buick Hearse

1947 Frankenstein Buick Hearse

Want to live in a haunted ghost town?

Want to live in a haunted ghost town?

Custom coffins of Kane Kwei Workshop. Via MeFi

Custom coffins of Kane Kwei Workshop. Via MeFi

Cool decor bits by Necrotic Creations

Cool decor bits by Necrotic Creations

Burtonesque furniture by Raxfox Designs

Burtonesque furniture by Raxfox Designs

Mounted sculpture by Jessica Dalva

Mounted sculpture by Jessica Dalva

Horror characters by Sofia Ayuso

Horror characters by Sofia Ayuso

Spider Tina

Spider Tina

Tasha, aka Werdiga, makes adorable (well, for some of us) dolls from polymer clay, faux fur, and fabric.

Little Dragon Merton of the Dog World, in progress

Little Dragon Merton of the Dog World, in progress

Look at that face! How can you not love a face like that.

Sleepy Kitten

Sleepy Kitten

Little Kitty

Little Kitty

She doesn’t just make spiders and monsters. There are also adorable kitties and other critters.

Spider Sinchyrinchium

Spider Sinchyrinchium

Sweet Couple

Sweet Couple

And spiders. Really cool spiders.

Check out her Etsy shop to take one home.