Freaky Fanatics: Nellie rocking her Burlesque Vintage Decay Barrette

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My lovely cousin Nellie posted this photo of herself wearing the barrette I made for her personal wedding shower gift. She said it was the perfect accessory for her to wear to a wedding she actually was attending.

I thought the barrette had come out beautiful but she makes it gorgeous! I must say I love her hashtags 🙂

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See Nellie and other Freaky Fanatics in my happy customer slide show on my official website here! See more of the featured barrettes I have made on the Dead Girl Decay page and in my Etsy shop! Custom orders always welcome! Contact me for more info.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

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Dead Girl Decay: Chelsea’s Skeleton Burlesque Barrette

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My lovely cousin Chelsea contacted me because she needed a barrette to set off her Halloween costume this year.

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I can’t wait to see photos of the full costume!!!

Like this barrette? See more of my Burlesque inspired hair pieces on the Dead Girl Decay page of my website and for sale in my Etsy shop! Custom requests like these are my favorite so please feel free to contact me with your ideas so I can make you something that is one of a kind!!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Remains: Turrise Wedding and Gifting

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I had posted photos a couple of months ago from my cousin Nellie’s bridal shower. Well the big day was yesterday. For October in Chicago they could not have gotten a more beautiful day. Everything about the wedding and reception was beautiful. You could just see how in love the 2 of them are and how perfect it all fell into place for them. It’s really neat knowing that they started dating in high school and stayed together all these years just like Frank and I. The kicker… the same high school. BT love stories I tell ya ha ha.

I have been sick for the past few days (digestive disorder is a bit out of control) so I was just happy to be able to attend, support them and witness how memorable it all was. Starting to finally feel somewhat better today and taking it easy the rest of the day while editing photos and laying around.

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Frank and I decided to join forces and make them a wedding gift. I am so happy we got a head start on it with me getting ill. The idea came to me as I was thinking how well we did working together to make our great niece Violet a wooden Marie wall hanging. I thought it would be rather symbolic if we joined forces again to make another special gift together for Nellie and Vince’s special day. Even more so it being from one married couple in the family to another. I had a vision of sorts in my head because I knew Nellie loved owls. You all know my appreciation of owls comes from my Mom so when I have a chance to use them to make something special I am all over it.

I thought this time it would be fun to not just share the finished piece but to also share some photos of the work in progress.

I sketched it out with different ideas and versions. Frank got the wood and had me draw the final idea we both agreed on directly on to the wood. He then cut it out by hand with a saw and hand sanded it to make sure it was a smooth surface.

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I then did my thing and painted it. This shot was taken during the painting process.

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When it was all dry I painted the sides and back and then Frank put a nice clear coat on top of it. Then I wrapped it along with an picture hanging kit in cellophane, attached the card and added a cute polka dot green ribbon (Nellie’s favorite color).

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When we got to the reception we saw my Dad also made a artistic gift for the couple (now you see where I get it from ha ha). He drew a caricature of them and included a mat for all the guests to sign! Our wall hanging set perfectly next to it and the other gifts that people brought.

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For fun here are a few photos I got at the reception (before we had to leave because of me not feeling well.. ugh)….

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Frank and I with the stunning newlyweds Nellie and Vince

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Me with my beautiful cousins Nellie (the new wifey Turrise), Chelsea (the maid of honor) and our awesome Aunt Maureen

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A photo my Dad took of Frank and I at our table

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My new favorite photo of me and my Daddio 🙂 Not only my Dad but my artistic inspiration.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Freaky Fanatics: Nellie’s Bridal Shower

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This is another one of my special Freaky Fanatic posts that involves me gifting my art to one of my loved ones. This past weekend I had fun celebrating my cousin Nellie as a Bride To Be! She is getting married this October and her bridal shower was a lot of fun and very memorable.

Frank and I got her and Vince a cool floor lamp off their registry but I decided to make a little something special for the bride as well. I thought she would dig one of my Vintage Burlesque Dead Girl Decay Barrettes, so I made her one that I hope years from now will remind her of her special day….

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As you can see from the look on her face that she really liked it…

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Last but not least here is a photo of me (right) with my beautiful cousins at the shower….the Bride To Be Nellie (in the middle) and her sister Chelsea (left).

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See more of my Vintage, Bridal and Burlesque accessories on my official website and in my Etsy store. Contact me for custom orders!

Stay Spooky,
Living Dead Girl Nicole