All six of the Halloween ornaments at As Nice as Mice are OMG-ded adorable. I’m torn between the Monster and the witch. I don’t like zombies, but this one is squeeable. In fact…*click* Couldn’t resist.
I keep wanting to do a full feature on death’s head watches, but can’t seem to find the time. Heh. So here are some pictures and links.
Memento Mori in the Golden Age of Piracy. Scroll a little for the watches.
The Macabre History of Death’s Head Watches
Hayden Peters on memento mori jewelry in general
And a few more pics from here and there:
The best one is the maggots–I hadn’t seen that.
It’s that time of year when we are farthest from our favorite holiday–which means it’s Secret Pumpkin time!
This year I got to make something for Pixel Pixie, who I actually know IRL. I have always wanted to spookify a box, but I was especially inspired by the work of Jamie Moore.
Of course, my stuff looks nothing like hers, but hey, that’s how inspiration works for me.
I didn’t take a picture, but this was originally a vintage Christmas box with kind of a weird Santa painting.
I gave it a fresh coat of paint, then I hand-painted the front and sides. The back and inside (except for the starry sky) are lined with pretty paper, and the whole thing got some satin lacquer. This was a blast to do, and I’ve been collecting jewelry boxes from thrift stores so I can do more makeovers.
There are only two items for sale at JeweledSkulls, but I love them both.
I mean, who can resist a skull for Valentine’s Day?
Okay, I thought this was incredibly cool. And the idea could be applied to other stuff.
You’ll have to click through, as they’ve disabled embedding. Normally, I’d pass on the video, but this idea is So. Cool.