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:

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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.

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