Friday, November 25, 2011

Tooth Ring Featured

I discovered one of my tooth rings featured in a treasury devoted to bones. I was quite pleased by being featured in this treasury because I've always loved the idea of working with bones an teeth, both real and sculpted and resin-cast. The idea of creating something lovely out of something macabre has always inspired me.

This tooth ring has since been sold but I have a few more tooth necklaces, and one or two more rings, that I was holding off listing just because I had no idea how they would sell. I was afraid they might be too much for Etsy, but I have been pleasantly surprised to find that the ones I had listed sold out rather quickly. I actually really loved making the little clay teeth and am happy to know that I could probably make another batch of them and they wouldn't go to waste in my bead box!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ghostly lace, tea stains, & vintage ribbon

I've been spending the last week or so working on some Mori Girl inspired pieces! It's not a style I wear in it's pure form, but I love taking inspiration from it. I like it's raw edges, cute quirk, and ghostly styling.

The pieces in the picture above are just some of the things I've been working on! From left to right: bow brooch with "Classical Deco" cameo, nurse cross patch, a big lace collar necklace, and a lace cross necklace.

I don't know what my favorite part of making all of these are! I am pretty fond of stamping my brand name all over everything with individual letter stamps (à la the Mori accessory brand Incomplete Alchemist), tea dying lengths of lace and scraps of ribbon, or making the tassels by hand out of a ball of vintage string!