How adorable is this Freaky Fanatic photo I received today!!
This is Irie and she insisted that her Mom take a photo so I could see her wearing the special butterfly barrette I handmade for her! I am so glad that she did. Thank you so much Irie (and her Mom Mari) for brightening my day with this priceless photo! 🦋
What’s this? It’s a Jack themed Dead Girl Decay Barrette that I was commissioned to make for a return client in the UK! For the last 5 years he has commissioned me to make a new themed hair piece for his wife and its the first thing she opens on Christmas morning. This year he chose Jack Skellington. A character I have held dear to my heart since I was a kid.
Due to me always wanting to make my creations unique and there being so many Nightmare Before Christmas things out there, I decided to hand sculpt and paint the center piece for this one instead of resurrecting something store bought. This included Jack’s face, his bat bow tie and some whimsical Tim Burtonesque swirls for each side. I had never used this specific medium for sculpting so I challenged myself to try something new and am so glad that I did. Here is how it came out.
Since the barrette was going to be just black and white I added a touch of iridescent glitter here and there as a sparkly representation of when Jack first discovers snow. I found the perfect feather fringe from Moonlight Feather Inc. I loved how thin and wispy it looked and the alternating black and white gave it a striped look that gave me total Jack suit vibes.
When I sent photos to the client weeks ago he loved it and could not wait to gift it to her. Today I received these photos and a message from him on Etsy telling me how much his wife loves it too. She even made it a point to pose with a little Jack figurine! How great are these?….
It means so much to me to know that my creations continue to make someone else’s holidays brighter and I truly look forward to the “Ok I got this year’s theme picked out” message I get a few months prior to the holidays. I have always loved doing custom orders because I feel like they are a creative challenge and they really get my creative blood flowing. This one in particular also allowed me to discover a new medium that I am already using in my other creations. A win win all around.
Aloha!!! 🌺 This weekend we had a blast escaping from the cloudy chilly day we were having for a little piece of indoor tropical paradise at The Tiki Terrace with our friends.
I could not go on a luau date night without making myself a matching Dead Girl Decay barrette to go with my Universal Monsters Creature From the Black Lagoon dress. So here is what I created.
The beautiful green resin skull in the middle was custom made for me by my artist friend at Resin Glitz By Jen. She made me quite a few of these so be on the look out for them in my future creations!
Here is a photo that shows how my dress inspired the barrette and how it pulled it all together.
Do you have an outfit that needs a one-of-a-kind hair accessory to go with it? Check out my other Dead Girl Decay creations and contact me with your vision. I love doing custom orders. Don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop for Limited Edition Pre-Made accessories as well!
Over the past month I have been working on some new Limited Edition Dead Girl Decay hair pieces to make available for pre-made/ready to ship purchases for the gift giving season. As you know, all of my hair pieces are one-of-a-kind in my specialty style… a touch of whimsical meets macabre! Here is a glimpse of the ones I recently conjured up.
Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to purchase what I have left remaining and don’t forget to contact me to discuss pricing and details if you are interested in something more custom. You can see a great example if you scroll down to my previous post and of corpse at the Dead Girl Decay page of my portfolio website. When not worn they make for great decor and have also been used to give a unique look to special occasions such as weddings, proms etc.