Handmade Jewelery

9 02 2012

I just received my second parcel from Bones & Glitter and I must say, I am super happy with my purchase! So, I thought I would do a wee plug for them.

One of the best things about Bones & Glitter is the number of ways you can find products and order them. They also do custom orders at little or no extra cost. If you can imagine it, they can probably make it. My most recent purchase was 2 hairclips to help hide my silly fringe (you can see them below being modelled by 2 of my rabbots – November and Romeo). Before that I got a skull braclet and a zombie cameo ring (bottom).

* Bones & Glitter on Facebook

* Glitterskull’s Shop on Felt

* Bones and Glitter on Etsy

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Books I wish my library had…

1 02 2012

I have requested my library buy them, but somehow I think I will be waiting a while.

UPDATE: My library has ordered of the titles I requested!! Juxtapoz Tattoo & Juxtapoz Tattoo No 2

(top to bottom, left to right)

* Heaven to Hell – David LaChapelle

* The Polaroid Book – Barbara Hitchcock

* Juxtapoz Erotica – Diana Weber, Tara McPherson, Gary Baseman and David Choe

* Juxtapoz Tattoo – Rodger Gastman

* Tragic Kingdom – Camille Rose Garcia

* Weirdo Noir – Matt Dukes Jordan

* Hi-Fructose – Attaboy and Annie Owens

* Visions from within the mechanism – Jeffrey Scott

* Mutter Museum Historical Medical Photographs – College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Laura Lindgren

* Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 – John Harley Warner





Judge a book by it’s cover?

20 05 2011

Apologies for the long break, you know, earthquakes and stuff…

Today I bring you a collection of new craft related books, most of which are currently gracing my bookshelves. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you have no internet and intermittent power 🙂

* Art by Tattooists : Beyond Flash by Jo Waterhouse

* Making handmade books : 100+ Bindings by Alisa Golden

* Two from one Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott

* Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse

* Literary Tattoos : The word made flesh by Eva Talmadge & Justin Taylor – original blog

* Paper + Craft by Minhee and Truman Cho





How not to… Make your own Christmas decorations

27 11 2010

To make your own Christmas decorations, in a kinda anti-Xmas way, you will need:

* Clear Christmas baubles – available from Spotlight or The Warehouse

* Hot glue gun and glue sticks

* Small glass vials – available from E-bay

* Rock salt, whole peppercorns, paprika, turmeric, rosemary twigs, sage leaves etc

* Chicken bones, teeth, hair, nail clippings etc

* Red cotton or thread

* Buttons, marbles, gem stones, dice, birds eggs, feathers, sticks, pins, ribbon, lace etc

First off you need to remove the cap on your Christmas baubles so you can place things inside. Some will have little wire clips attaching the caps, others are glued on and can be pried off. There are some that come in 2 halves from craft shops but they are a little expensive. Which ever one you have, be careful, especially if the bauble is glass.

Next fill the vials with “blood” or other fake bodily fluids, depending on your colour theme and/or squeamishness. Most of these vials come with custom made caps that fit tightly and have a whole in the top for threading string through. If you want to guard against possible spillages you can add a blob of hot glue under the cap to seal it.

Next you can make charms but binding together sticks, leaves, feathers, button etc using the red cotton. Don’t worry about making them look neat and tidy, they should be a bit rustic. If you want to insure against spontaneous dismantling then glue your objects together with hot glue first before adding cotton for looks.

Now that you have all your bits you can assemble the baubles. Take a vial or charm and add a piece of string attached to the cap so that it hangs in the center of the sphere. Add one of your dry ingredients so it will sit at the bottom of the sphere along with any other items you wish. Seal up the bauble with a little hot glue and replace the cap. Allow glue to dry then hang on your black Christmas tree or ornamental twig with red ribbon or lace.

Tinsel will probably not go with the voodoo theme so add strings of beads or thread together strings of popped corn. Now invite your folks over for Christmas lunch and place bets on how long it takes them to notice your alternative decorations 🙂





Nice day for a black wedding…

18 10 2010

When planning your wedding you don’t have to bow to tradition. If you are anything like me white is a no-no colour (I get grubby in seconds) and laundry is split into blacks and colours. So why not take the opportunity to dress up in black and throw a goth wedding?

Find the featured items/photos here:

* Pink & Black wedding by Tom Sapp @ Gothic Beauty Magazine

* Red & Purple Bridal Bouquet by Tara @ Vienna’s Flowers

* Black Feather Corsage @ Weddingo

* Alex & Ross’ Goth Fairy Wedding by Silver Hippo

* Black & Gold Cake via Wedding Cakes

* Purple Lantern decor via Boutwell Studio

* Skull & crossbones Cuff links by Ghost Love Jewelery

* Purple & Black bride @ The Devils Dear

* Lilac Cupcakes by Crumbs & Doilies Cupcakes

* Corpse Bride Wedding Cake by Pink Cake Box

* Black & Red Cupcakes by Crumbs & Doilies Cupcakes

* Bride in Cream Gown via Say Yes To The Dress!

* Bride in Red Gown with Black Bridesmaids via Izismile

* Classic Overbust Corset in Purple Silk Taffeta @ Fairy Goth Mother

* Amethyst Renaissance Wedding Ring by Tara Greer

* Alex & Ross’ Goth Fairy Wedding by Silver Hippo

* Zombie Wedding Cake Topper @ Splendorlocity

* Cascading Cherry Blossoms Double Happiness Wedding Cake @ Pink Cake Box

* Zombie Wedding Couple via Izismile

* Green & Purple Table Setting via Boutwell Studio

* Ivory Silk Longline Corset and Trained Skirt @ Fairy Goth Mother

* Red Silk Corset Bustier & Matching Skirt@ Fairy Goth Mother

* Good Charlotte Wedding decor by R. Jack Balthaza

* White Branch deco via Pick The Theme

* White Gold and Enamel Wedding Ring @ Wedding Rings Review

* Medieval Gold Studded Heart Ring @ 3 Rexes





Colour me Wonderful

14 09 2010

Pretty in Pink! …or fuchsia, cerise, berry, plum, magenta

This colour post is a bit shoe heavy, but can you blame me? 🙂

Find some of the featured items here:

Purple Skull Pumps @ TUK

Rose & Raspberry Macaroons @ J’aime les Macaroons

Berry Fruit Merino @ Needle Food

Rockin’ Cotton Candy pony @ Pop-Girl

Pamela Mann Cerise vertical Stripe Socks @ Socks’n’Knicks

Dusky Rose Zip Brooch @ Zippity Doo Dah

Crazy Dots & Stripes fabric @ Fat Quarter Shop

Fuchsia Tree @ Oderings

Pink & Black Cupcakes @ Crumbs & Doilies

Pink Elephant Skirt @ Burlesque Baby

Beyond the Sea fabric @ Fat Quarter Shop

Flora & Fauna Raspberry fabric @ Fat Quarter Shop

Confections fabric @ Fat Quarter Shop

Rockabilly Peep Toe T-bars @ Amazon

Pomegranate Body Butter @ The Body Shop

Entwined pony @ Pop-Girl

Fuchsia Cartwheel crib set @ Mod Pea Pod

Hungle Harpster wheat bag @ Little Kiwi’s Nest

Eternal Tee @ Deviant Art

Silk & Lace Corset @ WaistedSpace

Betseyville Polka-dot shoes @ Rock’n’Roll Bride

Cinderella @ Disney

Pink Punk Pumps @ Jellyfish Design Studio

Lily Allen with pink hair

Space Invaders badge @ Kool Badges

Pink Star badge @ Kool Badges

Eddie pony @ Pop-Girl

Dreadfalls @ Miasma Hair

Fuchsia Frenzy Tulips @ Bluestone Perennials

Strappy Platforms @ Iron Fist

Hot Pink Cross Quilt @ Betty Ninja

Fuchsia Sequined Peep-toes @ Christian Louboutin

Moroccan Rose Shower Gel @ The Body Shop

Wild Cherry Shower Gel @ The Body Shop





Colour me wonderful

31 08 2010

Teal, aqua, duck-egg blue…

Find some of the featured items here:

Teal Love Smoky Hair @ Layout Sparks

Lily Allen in brilliant teal dress

Teal Whimsy, custom My Little Pony by Pop-Girl

Teal Trends @ HipGirlie

Carved Resin Ring @ Quercus Silver

Octavia Bag @ Rebecca Ciccio

Harbor Graphic t-shirt @ Puckish

Teal Christmas Lights @ Holiday Treasures

Teal Le Creuset Cookware @ John Lewis

Mutantes by Will Murai

Salma Hayek in long teal dress

Flock of Dreams Shoes @ Irregular Choice

Baikal Teal a.k.a Squawk Duck

Dita Von Teese in teal dress & shoes

Sea Dot and Teal Dot fabric by Michael Miller @ Moda Fabrics Fat Quarter Shop

Fahrenheit Rising art quilt @ Bird Works

Graffiti Body Art @ Shriiimp

Teal snakes @ FunZag

Body Focus Firming Lotion @ The Body Shop

Aqua Lily Shower Gel @ The Body Shop

Sea Angel, custom My Little Pony by Lunaroak

Alice –  Caterpillar by Michael Kutsche

Ribbon Tag Dinosaur @ Lily-Dee Designs

Recovered chair @ Home Workshop

Cat Bookshelf Ladders on teal wall @ Cat Ladders

Dragon Tee @ Dakine

Frosty Cat Collar by Kylee @ Bella’s Collars

Bangle Cushion in teal @ Terrys Fabrics

Aloe Body Butter @ The Body Shop

Delicia Wedges @ Sam Edelman

Plume Jelly Roll by Tula Pink @ Moda Fabrics Fat Quarter Shop

Graffiti Body Art @ Shriiimp