Spellbinding: Calming Amazonite

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Being a tortured artist, and knowing what its like to suffer from such things as anxiety and over stimulation from being highly sensitive, I was inspired to add another Limited Edition Spiritual Skullerfly Crystal Wreath to my Spellbinding Collection. Clients have already told me how much they love the ones I have made so far so I decided I want to continue bringing a little magic to all of your worlds through my creations.

This time I was inspired by one of my favorite calming stones… Amazonite which is known to help heal and balance both the throat and heart chakras. What I love about this stone is that you can literally find zen just getting lost in the soothing shades of pastel greens, blues and even sometime browns that this stone naturally gifts to us.

When I first decided to make this it was important to me to bring the feeling of the stone to life through all the other accents. This also meant it would take me a little longer to research and find the perfect materials. Thanks to my Mother In Law, Judy (who always believes in my work and is always on the look out for things for me) combined with some great finds from some wonderful small business craft suppliers I was able to bring my vision to life.

The Skullerfly’s wings, body and eyes as well as the twigs (from nature) have all been touched with blue-green iridescent glitter for that whimsical sparkle I love so much. Hanging from it are the Amazonite rosary crystals as well as a clear crystal point. It was created during Beltane, blessed with incense, charged by the Flower Full Moon and as always made with loving intentions.

If this special piece speaks to you it can be purchased in my Etsy Shop. It is perfect for hanging anywhere you want to feel a sense of calm and zen! The colors also make a beautiful accent for you mermaid and water signs who love ocean and sea decor.

Because these are Limited Edition they are one-of-a-kind and only one of each crystal will be made. With their added symbolism they are perfect for a sentimental gift or to splurge on yourself for an extra pick me up!

See more of my Spellbinding Magical Creations on my official portfolio site and let me know in the comments which crystal stone you would like to see me be inspired by next!

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay: Royal Air Force Memorial Piece

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A return client contacted me before the holidays asking if I could make a custom hair piece for his wife. This was not just any hair piece but one that was very special and meaningful. Her Dad had passed away and was a squadron leader for the Royal Air Force. The goal was to make the barrette in his honor. A memorial piece she could wear and cherish for years to come to help keep her Dad close to her.

First we needed fighter planes and that is when the wonderful world of 3D printers came into play. The client was able to help me find the exact planes he wanted. Since they were 3D printed they were “clear” in color so I painted them with model paint to get them the right shade of grey.

Next he wanted me to stick with the colors of their emblem. He sent me this photo to use for inspiration He didn’t care how I did it but the colors were important. Which when I saw it immediately thought of one of my favorite movies.. Tank Girl but I had to stay on course ha ha.

I decided to use the emblem as my basis for the barrette itself. I wanted to stick with the same layout as I felt that would make it much more meaningful and literally symbolic. I kept the same layout with the feathers. Alternating the colors exactly the way the emblem was.

Here was the end result….

The client was very happy with what I came up with and said his wife absolutely loves it. I could not be more honored to be asked to make such a memorable piece of wearable art. One that brought light and happiness into someone’s holiday and when they look at it they can think of someone that meant so much to them.

Making this barrette reminded me of one of the reasons I love making hair pieces and how different they are from what you can buy in the store. What I create is not only unique or customizable, but when it is not being worn it can be clipped on to something as a decor or put on display. Sylvia Soska recently told me her and Jen have their American Mary barrettes I made them on their alter. They are very versatile pieces which is why I refer to them as wearable art… because really that’s what they are.

Check out the Dead Girl Decay page of my portfolio site to see more of the hair pieces I have made. I also have some pre-made ones in my Amazon Shop and I absolutely LOVE doing custom orders! So feel free to contact me if you have something in mind. Let me bring your vision to life! Buy handmade!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Drippings: Painting Prints Now Available

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I just wanted to let everyone know that I am now offering prints of my “Be Wise. Be Brave. Be True.” and “It’s Showtime Synergy” paintings in my Etsy shop! T-Shirts coming soon so stay tuned.

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Remains : MOFFINS are here!

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I took my love of Jim Henson creatures (hence the cute monster faces) and mixed it with my love of the macabre (coffin boxes) and created… the MOFFINS!

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They are 6″ coffin boxes made into monsters and come in different colors! Right now the ones in the photo (green, orange, purple and blue) are pre-made/ready to ship to the first person who buys them. I am also taking custom orders¬†where you can specify the color of the monster’s skin, eyes, fur and how many teeth!

Here is a photo of the inside of the boxes…

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Buy them now in my Etsy shop!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole