Monday, May 30, 2016

Funereal Victorian Goth Memento Mori

I acquired an object that apparently used to be a clock but it had either broken or was removed from the base and thrown into the thrift bin, because I bought it for a couple of dollars. It was very gothic looking and I needed to think about what I was going to put into it to make it an art piece. 

I obtained a bunch of Prima Relics and Artifacts by Sandra Evertson and decided to use the skull out of one of packages and a digital art piece from Mischief Circus (Etsy) of a "Victorian widow-like" woman. I touched up parts of the clock base with black acrylic then decoupaged the circular background behind the skull and the widow on the base. 

I stained the skull with inks and an acrylic wash and placed black rhinestones in  it's eyes. I also had black half-pearls that I positioned around the circular area as a finished border. 

I also decoupaged a piece of wrapping tissue that had the Latin word "Caritas" on it in the inside of the circular space.

I am very happy with my creation - which I have yet to name, and don't know if I will keep it for myself to put in my hearse for car shows, or sell!! It's perfect for Halloween or for that person who loves Gothic adornments.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

More Jewelry Pieces from Incarnations!!

I have a show coming up in May that is part of the 2016 Edmonton Beltaine Festival. So I am working on pieces for that show, making wands, putting magic symbols on animal bones and creating jewelry.

I am going to post some more jewelry photos, not necessarily pieces that are going into that festival, but ones that I have never posted here.

So here they are:

Art Nouveau Style Pendant

Hand Painted Sugar Skull Pendants

Steampunk Pendant with antique watch face and brass and copper embellishments.

Czech Glass Button in centre of pendant with brass setting and embellishments.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Spring is Coming, Time to Show My Stuff!

I have been very neglectful of this poor little blog. But now I am getting my "s*#t" together and want to post some of the jewelry and art pieces I have made over the last couple of years. 

Lots of found objects, metal settings: silver and brass oxide, antique watch faces, old medals, animal skulls, pieces of broken jewelry, glass beads and rhinestones are just some of the materials I use in my jewelry.

A friend and I have started a little venture called 

Haunting Haberdashery 

where we have been making Victorian and Steampunk hats for people to wear. I am also making costumes and headpieces, but for myself mainly. 

Anyway, here is the link to it on Facebook:

This is just a start of some of my creations. I have tons more to post and hopefully I can do this once a week so I don't fall behind.
 I have a page on Facebook for my art and jewelry. 
It is called Incarnations
That is the name for my creations/business.
Here is the link: